Backyard Makeover Project
The Chamber of Commerce Leadership Flagler Class 23 selected a
backyard makeover for the Family Life Center Emergency Shelter as their community project.
Donors & Sponsors
We couldn't have done it without you!
Thank you for your support!
Darrell Cone Dozer Service, Inc.
Matthews Design Group
Pro Grow Turf
Strickland Sod Farm & Auburn Homes
Celico Auto Body
Chiumento, Selis, Dwyer
Florida Hosptial Flagler
Palm Coast & The Beaches Real Estate
Preferred Management Services
Rotary Club of Flagler County
Flagler County Sheriff's Office
Hayward Brown-Flagler Insurance
Palm Coast Observer
Rotary Club of Flagler Beach
Vystar Credit Union
Jake & Kelly Scully & Friends
Cindi & Mark Lane
Jason & Rebecca DeLorenzo
Jonathan & Megan Convery
Daniel & Patty Murphy
Flagler Beach Gift Shop * Nicole Oliver
Ray Salazar * Rosanne Martin
Robert Strunk * Jeanne O'Donnell
Barry McDermott Associates * Cheryl Adams
Kimberly Kozakiewicz * John & June Lane
Virginia Smith * Kathy Kelly
Samantha Marcalo * Brian Rothwell
Favoretta Lawn & Garden * John Bozzo
Peg Wishneski * Rick Yampert * Wendy Cullen
and many other anonymous donors!
About the Family Life Center
The Family Life Center is a private not-for-profit social service organization providing no-cost services to individuals and families experiencing Domestic or Sexual Violence. We are committed to meeting the needs of the community and recognizing the specific challenges faced by those in rural areas of Flagler County.
The Family Life Center strives to create an environment of safe and harmonious co-existence among families residing within its facility and throughout the Flagler County community, while providing an empowerment based model of help that is self-directed by the survivor.
Essential Support Services
The Family Life Center provides essential services to men, women and children who are victims of Domestic or Sexual Violence. Essential services include: Emergency Shelter; provision of food, clothing, personal care items; transportation; 24-hour crisis counseling (via our Crisis Hotline); individual and group crisis counseling; assistance in acquiring emergency and non-emergency medical care; assistance in acquiring legal aid and representation; information and referrals regarding private counseling, financial assistance, employment assistance and housing assistance; and life skills training (budgeting, GED preparation, employment enhancement skills, etc.)
The Emergency Shelter is a safe-house for survivors of Domestic Violence. Our 32 bed facility is a comfortable home that houses adult women and their children during crisis situations. During their stay, we encourage residents to make the Emergency Shelter their home, so we provide the following at no-cost for both adults and children: meals, toiletries, laundry facilities and detergent, clothing & shoes, computer and phone access, and more.
For more information on the Emergency Shelter, including entry criteria, call our Crisis Hotline at 386-437-3505.
About Leadership Flagler
"Now in its 23rd year, Leadership Flagler is a program that nurtures and engages leadership skills of potential and current community leaders. The three-month program seeks to deepen understanding of Flagler County, its issues and opportunities, and encourages participants to take active roles as stewards of and advocates for positive change within the community...Leadership Flagler is one of nearly 700 programs nationwide devoted to shaping high-profile community leaders. Since its start in 1993, Leadership Flagler has graduated more than 210 professionals. " Flagler County Chamber of Commerce
About the Backyard Makeover Project
The goal of this project was to update the backyard of the Emergency Shelter to provide a safe, fun, relaxing and peaceful area where children and adults can begin to heal from the trauma of domestic violence and/or sexual assault, and WOW! what an update it turned out to be!
Multiple studies have shown that being outside in the fresh air is great for stress relief and for overall well-being. "Being in nature, or even viewing scenes of nature, reduces anger, fear, and stress and increases pleasant feelings. Exposure to nature not only makes you feel better emotionally, it contributes to your physical wellbeing, reducing blood pressure, heart rate, muscle tension, and the production of stress hormones. It may even reduce mortality, according to scientists such as public health researchers Stamatakis and Mitchell." - Taking Charge of Your Health and Wellbeing
Thank you to all of our supporters for helping to provide this amazing outdoor space!
24 Hour Crisis Helpline (386) 437-3505 (Voice/TDD/TTY)