The Jim Moran Foundation and United Way of Broward County grant COVID-19 Emergency Funds to FLITE Center to help those affected by the pandemic
FORT LAUDERDALE, FL (March 30, 2020) – FLITE Center, a centralized facility in Broward County for dependent youth to learn the skills needed for independent living, has created and will serve as an emergency Relief Center for the Transitional Independent Living (TIL) System of Care Community.
The Relief Center, located on FLITE Center’s campus at 5201 NW 33rd Ave, Fort Lauderdale, will provide necessary emergency resources for any youth enrolled in the TIL System of Care including youth with special and behavioral needs, victims of trafficking, those who are unemployed, homeless or dealing with any other unfortunate circumstance. At the Relief Center, FLITE Center staff will serve as the frontline for emergency assistance. They will be stocking their pantry by collecting donations including non-perishable food, cleaning supplies, gift cards and monetary donations.
“At this time, we would like to truly thank The Jim Moran Foundation for its generous donation and United Way of Broward County for its gracious grant, both of which will help fund the Relief Center,” said Christine Frederick, CEO of FLITE Center. “Many of our youth in the community and enrolled in our program rely on resources provided by FLITE Center, so it is heartwarming to see these organizations and others in the community coming together to provide support for our most vulnerable youth.”
While this support has been a tremendous help, additional donations are still critically needed at this time to help with the following emergency areas: utility assistance, rent/mortgage assistance, food, transportation (gas/mass transit) and household supplies.
To help further assist in this time of need for our youth or to find out how you can help during this critical time please visit https://www.flitecenter.org/needs.
FLITE Center’s mission is to guide those aging out of foster care and other vulnerable youth for a successful transition to independence through housing, education, employment, and system of care coordination. At any given time, there are approximately 600 youth between the age of 18 and 23 that have exited the foster care system in Broward County and another 120 youth that are getting prepared for their transition out on their own. FLITE Center is a resource to connect young adults aging out of foster care with the full range of assistance that’s available in the community.