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THE FAINE HOUSE OPENS DOOR TO OPPORTUNITIES WITH GRAND OPENING AND RIBBON-CUTTING

The ceremony offers a glimpse into the past, present and future for teens exiting foster care without families

ORLANDO, Fla. (11/11/13) -- Children's Home Society of Florida will hold a ribbon-cutting ceremony to mark the grand opening of The Faine House on Thursday, Nov. 14 at 4 p.m. at site of the home, located at 5616 Clarcona-Ocoee Road, Orlando, FL 32810.

The Faine House is a residential home for young adults who exited foster care without families and are at risk for homelessness.  Speakers at the ceremony include NFL veteran Jeff Faine, whose personal commitment to youth in foster care helped shape The Faine House, and Brittany Martorello, a current resident, who entered foster care after enduring years of violence in her home.  State Rep. Randolph Bracy and State Sen. Geraldine Thompson will also be in attendance to welcome The Faine House to the West Orlando community.

Prior to The Faine House, teens exiting foster care at age 18 rarely had a support system, housing or a high school diploma.  The Faine House provides safe and stable housing while also offering support services, including life skills training and career guidance, necessary for teens to transition into adulthood.

The Faine House has room for 10 residents; currently, six residents are living in the home. Children’s Home Society of Florida anticipates a full house by the end of the year.

Read more information on The Faine House  and the plight of teens who exit foster care without families.

About Children's Home Society of Florida

On the front lines since 1902, Children’s Home Society of Florida is the oldest and largest statewide organization devoted to helping children and families. Children’s Home Society of Florida offers services that help break the cycles of abuse in more families, heal the pain for traumatized children, guide teens to successfully transition into adulthood and create strong, loving families through adoption. Children’s Home Society of Florida serves approximately 100,000 children and families throughout the state each year. More: www.chsfl.org.


 

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