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The Children's Shelter is a children's shelter licensed through the Florida Department of Children and Families.
The Children's Shelter has two bedrooms on each of the two halls that can sleep up to four children in each room. There is a centrally located room that is used for video games and other playtime activities. Each child has a bunk bed, a dresser, and a closet for their clothing and personal items. The facility currently serves up to 12 children at a time. The kitchen, where the staff prepares meals, dining room, laundry facility and family room for hang out and t.v. time after homework are all located at the front of the home.
The Children's Shelter was established in 1985 as an emergency shelter for abused, neglected and abandoned children. It was originally licensed for only five children. It currently serves up to 12 children at any given time. The program has shifted over the years to accommodate children for longer periods of time with a staff trained to help those with elevated behavioral issues. The shelter can also house larger sibling groups, allowing them to stay together and feel more at ease in difficult times. In 2016, The Christian Care Center formed a partnership with Florida Baptist Children's Homes and combined resources to form the foremost Children's Shelter in Lake County.
The Children's Shelter staff consists of three positions:
The staff is supported by a dedicated team of volunteers who serve in many capacities, from office support to special activities leaders with the kids and light maintenance.