Kiwanians are community leaders and business professionals committed to changing the world, one child and one community at a time.
Abuse can have profound detrimental effects on a child’s development, resulting in costly consequences for the child, family and community. This is why we support Healthy Families Florida. This evidence-based home-visiting program is proven to prevent child abuse in high-risk families and at a fraction of the cost of treating abuse after it occurs.
We’re pleased that the Florida Legislature has maintained funding for Healthy Families Florida at its current level of $18.1 million. However, we hope that if additional resources are available, lawmakers will increase funding as much as possible so more communities and families receive these vital services.
By preventing child abuse, we’re building a strong foundation for a more prosperous future.
Allen Whetsell, governor, Florida Kiwanis, Flagler Beach