(Cins/Fins Partnership)

To The Kids: Growing up is hard work. And it can be made even harder when your life is full of challenging issues. But you don’t have to figure things out on your own. We’re here to help you. We want you to be safe. We want you to have happy and healthy relationships with your family, your friends and your community. No matter what your family situation is,it is up to you to figure out how to become the healthy, happy, productive adult we know you want to be.

Let us help you. We can be reached at 305.852.4246, 24 hours a day, seven days a week.

Community Based Counseling

Florida Keys Children’s Shelter has a master’s level counselor at Coral Shores High School,Marathon High School and Key West High School. These counselors are available to help kids and families work through issues with truancy, anger management and any other conflict that may arise, in any family, throughout the teenage years. These counselors are easily accessible by contacting your local high school or by calling 305.731.6166.

To the Parents

Your situation, although unique, is never as hopeless as you might think. We know that you want a happy, loving and supportive family – we all do. Parenting, step-parenting and grand-parenting can be challenging in the best of circumstances. When life’s “ups and
downs” have thrown turmoil into a family situation, being a “parent” can become even more challenging. Fortunately, you don’t have to face these issues alone. Don’t wait until the problem is too big to handle, give us a call today and please remember that hope is never lost and help is always available.We can not do it for you, but we can help.

Voluntary Shelter Placement is Available

There may come a time when the best case scenario for yourself as a parent, your child and your family may be to place your child in a temporary shelter placement. This temporary respite allows you as a parent to cool off and allows time for you to evaluate what is working and what is not working. It allows the child to do the same. Voluntary placement, working with your community based counselor, can be made available in our Tavernier Residential program for kids eleven through seventeen years of age.