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Bridging Families and Communities
BFC is a service partnership funded by The Children’s Trust and designed and fiscally managed by the Advocate program. The partnership is a community-based interagency team responsible for implementing and overseeing home-based services and care coordination for children of domestic violence and high-conflict families in Miami-Dade County. The collaborative is comprised of 44 agencies, including members of the Eleventh Judicial Circuit of Florida, Miami Dade Public Schools, law enforcement, the State Attorney’s Office, the United Way, domestic violence shelters and other community providers. This system of care is parent-driven, child-centered and focuses on families’ strengths and needs in an easily accessible, culturally sensitive manner.
BFC is funded by The Children’s Trust. The Children’s Trust is a dedicated source of revenue established by voter referendum to improve the lives of children and families in Miami-Dade County.
BFC’s mission is to address the unmet needs of children of families with high- conflict and/or domestic violence.
BFC’s vision is to build the community’s awareness and capacity to identify children exposed to domestic violence and high-conflict, and provide access to coordinated, comprehensive services through a family-centered system of care to improve the well being of children and families.
Goals of Bridging Families & Communities include:
BFC’s vision is to build the community’s awareness and capacity to identify children exposed to domestic violence and high-conflict, and provide access to coordinated, comprehensive services through a family-centered system of care to improve the well being of children and families..
Bridging Families& Communities (BFC)
State Attorney Office
Advocacy Network on Disabilities
Institute for Child and Families
The Safespace Shelters
The Melissa Institute
FIU-Center for Children and Families
Miami Dade Public Schools
Department of Children and Families
Career Source South Florida
Trauma Resolution Center
Miami Clerk of Court
Family Resource Center
Jewish Community Services
Citrus Family Care Network
YWCA South Florida
Jewish Community Services 211 Helpline
The Miami Foundation
Parent To Parent
Infinity Ways Network
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