The mission of Hibiscus Children’s Center is to maintain a safe shelter for children who are abused, abandoned and neglected by providing prevention, early intervention, and advocacy in quality residential, assessment, and recovery programs.
Hibiscus has been saving children’s lives for three decades by providing a safe haven to children removed from their homes due to abuse, abandonment or neglect. There are three locations: Hibiscus Tilton Family Shelter in Jensen Beach, Hibiscus Village in Vero Beach and the Sanctuary4Kids Emergency Shelter in Port St. Lucie. Since opening its doors, Hibiscus Children’s Center has provided over 325,000 nights of safety to abused, abandoned and neglected children and youth.
Under the auspices of the Florida Department of Children and Families (DCF) and its regional administrator, Devereux Community Based Care of Okeechobee and the Treasure Coast, Hibiscus Children’s Center serves children and families throughout the 19th Circuit District – Martin, Indian River, St. Lucie and Okeechobee Counties in Florida.
Children and teens sheltered by Hibiscus are provided therapeutic counseling, their medical needs are met, and they are afforded scholastic, career development and life skills support. Literacy, educational pursuits and the instilling of a love of learning are integrated into all phases of staff-client interactions.