Introducing South Florida’s Nonprofit Leaders

During this season of Thanksgiving, we would like to introduce you to some of South Florida’s critically important charities who are doing good for our community and the passionate leaders who guide them. We are thankful for the good work they are doing in a wide variety of areas from protecting our youth and advocating for single mothers to feeding the hungry or providing safe housing. Each charity is making an eternal difference in our community or the world in some way. We urge you to learn more about them and find a place where you can pitch in or offer encouragement.

Kevin Enders, President

4KIDS of South Florida

For over 20 years 4KIDS is committed to our  mission of providing Hope for children in crisis, and to our vision of a Home for Every Child. Since 1997 4KIDS has rescued more than 25,000 children from abuse, abandonment, and neglect.

4KIDS has offices in Fort Lauderdale serving Broward County, Boca Raton serving Palm Beach County, and Stuart serving the Treasure Coast.


Sherry Friedlander, Founder/CEO

A Child Is Missing

Saving lives is our mission. We assist law enforcement in the early search and recovery of missing children, elderly and other cases 24/7, 365, and our Child Safety Education Program teaches children how to be safe when they are alone.

Based in Fort Lauderdale


Roy Moore, Founder/CEO


Be Strong is a bullying prevention, intervention and recovery nonprofit that’s saving and changing students’ lives. Three years in we’ve reached over 3.4 million students and aspire to reach 50 million students by 2020.

Based in Deerfield Beach


Joyce Feldman, President

BiG Children’s Foundation

BiG Children’s Foundation, Inc. is a 501 (c ) (3) non-profit organization committed to reshaping the futures of at-risk youth through loving mentorships, healthy living, education, skills and leadership development.

Based in Tamarac and


Larry Rein, Executive Director

ChildNet, Inc.

ChildNet is the Community-Based Care lead agency for child welfare in Broward County.  Its mission is to protect abused, abandoned and neglected children in the community it serves.

Based in Fort Lauderdale


Edwin Copeland, Director

Church United

The vision of Church United has always been beyond any one church, key leader, or organization – it is about the flourishing of South Florida. It is a vision rooted in the mission to see the gospel saturate the region.

Based in Fort Lauderdale


Lisa Wanamaker, Executive Director

CityHouse Delray Beach, Inc.

Our mission is to provide hope and renewal to homeless single mothers and their children. We provide safe, affordable housing where families are empowered to address their complex needs.

Based in Delray Beach


Rick Hunter, Broward and Palm Beach Church Planting Catalyst

City to City Miami (formerly RENEW South Florida)

Our mission is to help leaders build gospel movements in cities. Our vision is for a world-changing, city-renewing, gospel-centered global church. We’re a part of Redeemer City to City, a leadership development organization founded by Timothy Keller and Redeemer Presbyterian Church.

Based in Miami


Brian Schutt, Co-Founder and Senior VP

Cross International

Cross International mobilizes the global Church to transform the poor and their communities materially and spiritually through projects (food, water, housing, medical, and educational outreaches) administered by Christian ministries overseas.

Based in Pompano Beach


Dr. Andrea Hazim, Founder and President

Elev8Life Educational Foundation

Equipping “TLT” or Tomorrow’s Leaders Today, who discover their Kingdom IDENTITY, rise above average and walk in their unique PURPOSE; through transformative personal development programs and effective educational alliances.

Based in Fort Lauderdale


Dean O. Webb, Executive Director

Faith Farm Ministries

We are a 440-bed 66-year old Free, Faith-based Residential Drug & Alcohol Recovery Ministry, that draws clients from all 50 states and some foreign countries.

Applications may be made on-line for all three of our campuses: Ft. Lauderdale, Palm Beach County, and Okeechobee.

Based in Boynton Beach


Paco Velez, President and CEO

Feeding South Florida

Feeding South Florida’s mission is to end hunger in South Florida by providing immediate access to nutritious food, leading hunger and poverty advocacy efforts, and transforming lives through innovative programming and education.

Based in Pembroke Park


Andy Fernandez, Executive Director

Firewall Centers

Firewall Centers provides daily, public school-based tutoring and mentoring services designed to help low-income students achieve academic success, build character, and transform into servant leaders.

Based in Davie


Chris Lane, Founder and President

First Priority of South Florida

Our MISSION is simple: “We Connect the Church to reach the Campus for Christ.” This fuels our VISION: to Equip students to share the Gospel, Proclaim the Gospel publicly and connect students to Church.

Based in Fort Lauderdale


Angel Aloma, Executive Director

Food for The Poor

Food For The Poor does much more than feed millions of the hungry poor primarily in 17 countries of the Caribbean and Latin America. This interdenominational Christian ministry provides emergency relief assistance, clean water, medicines, educational materials, homes, support for orphans and the aged, skills training and micro-enterprise development assistance.

Based in Coconut Creek


Nancy Robin, CEO

Habitat for Humanity of Broward

Habitat for Humanity’s Vision: a world where everyone has a decent place to live. Habitat’s Mission: Seeking to put God’s love into action bringing people together to build homes, communities and hope. Habitat offers a “hand up” not a “hand out” to hard-working families unable to qualify for conventional financing.

Broward County Affiliate based in Fort Lauderdale


Blake Silverstrom, Executive Director

Heart2Heart Outreach of South Florida

The mission of Heart2Heart Outreach of South Florida is to provide Hope, share Love and restore Purpose to the elderly. We accomplish this by mobilizing volunteers to meet the social, emotional and spiritual needs of thousands of lonely seniors residing in care centers.

Based in Fort Lauderdale


Yvette Dubose, Executive Director

Heart Gallery of Broward

Our mission is to promote the enrichment and the adoption of children from foster care, we focus on the hardest to place children (sibling groups, children 8 years old/older).

Based in Fort Lauderdale


Becky Dymond, Founder and Executive Director

Hepzibah House

Recovery, Restoration and Release from the nightmare of human trafficking.

Wrap-around provider: safe house program, mental health counseling, trauma therapy, career counseling, job and life skill training, mentoring and employment.

Based in Central Palm Beach County


Rev. Dr. Ted Greer, Jr., Chief Executive Officer

HOPE South Florida, Inc.

HOPE South Florida is a Christian-based ministry that was established 22 years ago to provide HOPE to homeless families and veterans in Broward County. The mission is accomplished through assessment, placement in housing and case management services, shared meals, mobile shower and family mentoring support.

Based in Fort Lauderdale


Laurie Jeselsohn, VP of Development

Hope Women’s Centers

Hope Women’s Centers exist to help men and women make informed decisions regarding their unplanned pregnancies.

We have three medical clinics serving Broward County with a fourth being planned for SW county hopefully in January of 2018

Partners: Patients:


Robyn Wilk, South Florida Branch Director

Jews for Jesus

Jews for Jesus exists to make the Messiahship of Jesus an unavoidable issue to our Jewish people worldwide.  We engage Jewish people by sharing the gospel with them. Romans 1:16

Based in Coral Springs


Mark Dhooge, President/CEO

Kids in Distress, Inc (KID)

KID is an accredited nonprofit child and family service organization whose mission is to prevent child abuse, preserve families and treat children who have been abused and neglected.

Based in Fort Lauderdale


Lisa May, President of South Florida

Live the Life South Florida

Live the Life exist to strengthen marriages and families by teaching healthy relationship education beginning in middle school thru senior adults in both the faith based and secular communities.

Based in Ft. Lauderdale


Steven Holland, COO

National Christian Foundation South Florida

NCF South Florida’s mission is to mobilize resources by inspiring biblical generosity. We do this by equipping and igniting givers to lead and serve their family, church, and community.

Based in Fort Lauderdale


Robin Martin, Executive Director

Rebuilding Together Broward County, Inc.

Rebuilding Together Broward County provides low income elderly, veterans, and/or disabled homeowners with free critical home repairs to ensure all people have safe and healthy housing. Additionally, we help revitalize local communities in need to provide a safer and healthier neighborhood to live in.

Based in Oakland Park


Coach Rick Andreassen, Founder and President

Saints of Florida Homeschool P.E. Program

SAINTS is a Christ-Centered Professional Physical Education Program Showing & Sharing the Love of Jesus Christ for over 20 years to Homeschool Children here in America and to Children around the world using the ‘Platform of Sports’! Our ultimate Prayer is to Share the Eternal Message of the Gospel of Jesus Christ!!!

Based in Ft. Lauderdale


Sean Stepelton, Trustee

The Festus & Helen Stacy Foundation

It is the mission of the Festus & Helen Stacy Foundation to partner with Christian Ministries that are consistently extending the love, mercy, and teachings of Christ and have demonstrated the ability and potential of making a lasting impact benefiting humankind.

Based in Fort Lauderdale


Dennis DeMarois, Executive Director

The Gathering Palm Beach County

The Gathering is a non-denomination Christian Men’s Ministry. We engage men to be fully alive in the Marketplace and beyond. Offering County-wide Connection Groups, New Dad Bootcamps, Evangelistic Breakfasts, Pro-Marriage Tools, and Meaningful Resources.

Based in Palm Beach Gardens


Captain Albert Cancia

The Salvation Army

The Salvation Army, an international movement, is an evangelical part of the universal Christian Church. Its message is based on the Bible. Its ministry is motivated by the love of God. Its mission is to preach the gospel of Jesus Christ and meet human needs in His name without discrimination.

Based in Fort Lauderdale

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