Florida Baptist Children’s Homes is a nonprofit organization on a mission to bring love and compassion to one more child. Our Mission is to provide Christ – centered service to children and families in need.
Our vision is to bring hope to hurting children, to show that the love of Jesus changes lives and to impact the life of one more child.
From the opening of our first orphanage in 1904 to our present-day ministries that have expanded to provide safe, stable, Christian homes and services to children and families in need across the state and around the globe, we are honored to be helping children in tangible ways.
Last year, we had the privilege of serving more than 74,000 children through our campuses, foster care services, adoption services, Caring Families, emergency care, compassion ministries and more. Whether it’s providing clean diapers to a newborn baby, food for a hungry child, safety for an abused child, or foster or adoptive homes to children in crisis, we work to share with children who have been abused, neglected and abandoned the protective and healing love of Jesus.
As we reflect on the last 110 years with thankfulness and awe, we look forward to a future filled with hope for children in need! Will you join the cause and become a part of our mission to help one more child?
The mission of The Gideons International is to win the lost for Christ, and our unique method is the distribution of Bibles and New Testaments in selected streams of life. Gideons have placed or distributed more than 1.9 billion complete Bibles and New Testaments in more than 190 countries around the world . . . so far. Having God’s Word can lead people to faith in Christ. SCC support the local chapter of the Gideons International
Ft Myers Rescue Mission
The Ft. Myers Rescue Mission was founded in 1973 in downtown Ft. Myers, on Fowler Street,in a house rented by Rev. Robert Walker. In 1984 they were incorporated in the state of Florida as a non-profit corporation. Since it’s founding, the Mission has served hundreds of thousands of meals and provided shelter for men, women and children of all ages. The central heart-beat of the Mission has remained; To bring a saving knowledge of Jesus Christ to all that will come to Him. Countless lives have been transformed by the power of God, delivering souls from drugs, alcohol and immoral living to Him and His service.
Verity was founded to care for women and their families who find themselves in an unplanned pregnancy. Their staff is devoted to providing the most accurate and up-to-date information regarding pregnancy issues, as well as providing help for the woman seeking healing from one or more previous abortions.
Lifeline Family Center
Since 1996 Lifeline Family Center has been providing young women in crisis a safe home and learning environment along with educational training, job training, professional counseling, parenting classes and spiritual direction during this most important time in their lives. The two-year Christian residential program prepares teen moms and their children to become God-dependent, self-supporting, contributing members of society.
The mission of Nations Association is to provide assistance to those families and individuals in greatest need in our community, to insure their day-to-day survival, help them become self-sufficient and provide a wide range of services to fill a “gap” which would otherwise exist. This includes programs specifically tailored for heads of households (to help to provide for the needs of their families), constructive recreation and mentoring programs for youths (to redirect their energies, inspire and educate them) as well as programs to provide for the needs of children. The Association also provides needs-challenged individuals with information about other community resources and activities. Click here for Nations Association most recent newsletter.
Newsletter December 2009.pdf
Teen Challenge of Southwest Florida
Teen Challenge strives to be the very best faith based facility available, providing prayer, counseling, a disciplined environment, teaching, recreation and job-skills training. The individual serious about changing their life can find the help they need, at Teen Challenge, to complete what they have started out to do, to get free of substances and become all that God has intended for them to be.
The Gabriel House
The mission of The Gabriel House is unique. It is to rescue children who have been abandoned and who are in need of medical treatment. The vision is to rescue, rehabilitate and help these children reach their highest level of independence and functioning. The home provides a loving,compassionate, Christian environment which does not discriminate against race, creed or color.