The Children's Shelter is a children's shelter licensed through the Florida Department of Children and Families.
Children between the ages of six and 13 are placed in the shelter by the Florida Department of Children and Families after being removed from the custody of their current caretakers, frequently with only the clothes on their backs. They are often bruised, battered, bewildered, and bitter about what has happened to them. Many come from horrendous situations and have ingrained behavior patterns that reflect what they have grown to understand as normal.
The staff sees to their immediate needs, arranges for medical and dental care, registers them at the local public school and helps them assimilate into the shelter's daily routine. The children attend the programs and functions of First Baptist Church Leesburg for their age groups and participate in outside activities and community events.Every attempt is made to provide a normal, healthy family atmosphere during their stay. When they leave the shelter, many are reunited with their parents or are released to the care of a relative, while others go to a foster home or are adopted.
Director | Children's Shelter
Jamie answered the call of God to minister to the physical, emotional, and spiritual needs of children in 2012 when he began working at the shelter as a direct care worker. He and his wife are also former residents of our other ministries. Since then he has been ordained as a minister, served as a youth pastor, and received his Bachelor's degree in biblical studies, and now serves as Director of our Children's Shelter. Jamie's desire for the shelter is to provide security, love, and a saving knowledge of Jesus Christ to the broken hearted placed in our care.