FKCSWelcome to an organization that listens when no one listens. That cares when no one cares. That protects when there’s no protection. And that provides hope when all hope seems to be lost. Our job is to help children and their families get back on track—because everyone deserves the chance to shine.

The Florida Keys Children’s Shelter is more than just a place to stay. Our extensive programs—both residential and non-residential—have helped and counseled thousands of children and families in their time of need since 1985. We’re dedicated to providing the best possible solutions for abused, abandoned or neglected children; and children that have run away, are truants, or are considered ungovernable by their parents.

Our services are provided at no charge. We receive funding from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, the Florida Department of Juvenile Justice, the Florida Department of Children and Families and Monroe County (FL) Human Services. We depend largely on private donations, including United Way.

National Accreditation

In May of 2004, the Florida Keys Children’s Shelter successfully completed a four-year effort to become nationally accredited. This designation from the Council on Accreditation (COA) means that our agency is in compliance with more than 400 performance standards.

In 2008-2009 the Florida Keys Children’s Shelter was re accredited. Reaccreditation is a tremendous achievement that demonstrates that the organization is recognized as a provider that continues to successfully implement high performance standards and, as such, is delivering the highest quality services to all of its stakeholders.

Florida Keys Children’s Shelter Program Information

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