About Florida Keys Children’s Shelter
The mission of the Florida Keys Children’s Shelter (Children’s Shelter) “Safe Kids, Strong Families, and a Healthy Community” drives every facet of its programming. Serving Monroe County for almost 30 years, the private not-for-profit Children’s Shelter has touched more than 24,000 lives through its no-cost programs; emergency shelter, group homes, community-based counseling, respite services and drop-in center for homeless and run-away youth. The Children’s Shelter is accredited by the Council on Accreditation (COA); a nonprofit accreditor of human services since 1977. For more information on services or learn how to get involved, please go to www.FKCS.org or call Karen N. Holmes, Chief Development Officer at (305) 852-4246 ext. 222.
Join a Dynamic Team
We strive to build a caring family culture at the Children’s Shelter. Our team is made up of 37 multi-faceted professionals who are dedicated to serving our community and embracing the at-risk kids and families residing in the Florida Keys and Key West. Whether it be rocking a child to sleep, counseling a troubled youth, giving support to families, providing safe and comfortable shelter to kids in need or connecting homeless/runaway youth with vital resources, our team is there 365 days a year, 24 hours a day. If you want to make a difference in your community, then the Children’s Shelter is for you.
As a COA accredited organization, the Children’s Shelter underwent a formal evaluation of programs against best practice standards. Our accreditation signifies all of our programs meet standards of quality set forth by the accrediting body. It also involves an in-depth self-review of our programs against currently accepted best practice standards, an onsite visit by an evaluation team comprised of experts, and a subsequent review and decision by the accrediting body. (coanet.org)
- Counseling Support & Education Services
- Group Living Services
- Outreach Services