About Bridging Families & Communities (BFC)

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.

Mission

BFC’s mission is to address the unmet needs of children of families with high- conflict and/or domestic violence.

Vision

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..

Our Partners

The Children's Trust

Children Trust

State Attorney Office

United Way

Mujer

Advocacy Network on Disabilities

Institute for Child and Families

Victim Response, Inc. The Lodge

The Melissa Institute

FIU

Miami Dade Public Schools

Department of Children and Families

Career Source South Florida

The Children's Trust

Trauma Resolution Center

The Children's Trust

Miami Clerk of Court

The Children's Trust

Family Resource Center

The Children's Trust

New Horizon

The Children's Trust

Jewish Community Services

The Children's Trust

Barry University

The Children's Trust

Kristi House

The Children's Trust

Citrus Family Care Network

The Children's Trust

Chrysalis Health

The Children's Trust

YWCA South Florida

The Children's Trust

Jewish Community Services 211 Helpline

The Children's Trust

The Miami Foundation