Help Us Open The Children’s Crisis Center
as of 11/31/2023
Because every child is our tomorrow
As the world continues to change, our children are facing new challenges. Recent studies show an increase in suicide rates, anxiety, depression and other related disorders in young people.
The Children’s Crisis Center will be a safe haven for the children and teens in our community who need support now more than ever.
Children experience a crisis in Miami-Dade and Monroe counties
Of all mental illnesses begin before the age of 14
of all cases do not receive treatment
miles from Key West to the nearest children's crisis unit
With your generous support, we can raise the remaining $317,545 needed to open the doors of the Children’s Crisis Center, which will serve nearly 1,000 children annually from Miami-Dade and Monroe counties and who are experiencing a mental health crisis.
We are so close to reaching our $5.5 million goal and we could not have achieved this without the immense support of our donors and distinguished members of CHI’s Giving Societies.
The impact of every donation is infinite. No matter how big or small, your donation has the power to positively impact children in crisis, even when many of them have already given up. In Florida, there are 181,000 children living with serious mental illnesses, and suicide remains the 3rd leading cause of death for ages 15-24. Mental illness is a silent but deadly force that continues to plague the young minds of our community. The most unfortunate part of this reality is that 55% of children needing mental health treatment are not receiving it – simply because they do not have access to the proper mental health services.
The CHI Foundation awards up to three (3) $1,000 nursing scholarships each year in honor of Mrs. Helen B. Bentley and in recognition of her great work as a public health nurse and community activist.
Since its inception, fifteen scholarships have been awarded to stellar students who will make an important impact to the nursing profession.
Please consider donating to this fund and together we will continue to help our community’s future nurse leaders.
We are proud to announce the 2022 and 2023 Scholarship Recipients:
Allison Ferreira, Florida International University
Yakira Barba Gonzalez, Florida International University
Alexandre Giovanni Bordes, Florida International University
Tamia Richardson, Florida International University
Maikaia Speights, Florida International University
For nearly two decades, Community Health of South Florida, Inc. (CHI) and Community Health Foundation, Inc. (CHF) has conducted an annual celebrity golf tournament raising money for CHI’s priority programs. It began with the support of sports figures such as former NFL players Robert Bailey and Andewale Ogunleye and NBA Heat Legend Glen Rice. In most recent years, the tournament has been focused in raising money for CHI’s $5.5 million capital campaign to build the Children’s Crisis Center and we are less than $332,000 away from meeting this goal.
Join us a sponsor or put together a foursome and enjoy a great day of golf on April 8,2023. To learn more, call 786-293-5504.