JAFCO (Jewish Adoption and Foster Care Options)is a unique organization in South Florida that takes care of abused and neglected Jewish children in a tri-county area. The JAFCO Children's Village is the only village of it's kind throughout the nation. It consists of six group homes and an emergency shelter. To date, Jafco has provided services to over 2,000 children and currently serves over 350 children and their families through their continuum of services including: Family Preservation, Foster Care and Adoption, Emergency Services, Group Homes, Mentoring and Independent Living. Anyone who tours our 6 acre campus is very inspired by the quality of care the children receive. In addition, there is an amazing and dedicated staff. I was a social worker doing volunteer work with a JAFCO child and became increasingly more involved. I was very honored to be appointed to the Board of Directors of JAFCO four years ago. It has been such a privilege to be involved with this wonderful organization and to be part of caring for "our" children in their time of need.