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Watch Center for Hope & Healing Construction Video (November 2018)

The All Star Campus is Underway!

All Star Pilots the First Foster Parent Class with Trauma-Focused Parenting!

All Star Staff Head to San Francisco for ACES Conference!

The Interior Design Society, Sarasota, Partners with All Star Children’s Foundation

All Star Recognized as a Leader in Trauma Recovery in Their Community

Philanthropists from Sarasota team with Johns Hopkins All Children’s Hospital to make life better for children who have been abused.

All Star Children’s Foundation is “Building A Brighter Future in Foster Care.” Read more in the May edition of SCENE, The Education Issue.

The foster child system has problems. That’s widely acknowledged. But why would a perfectly comfortable couple who live in a beautiful home with well-adjusted and happy children and grandchildren care about what happens to foster kids? And put their money and energy where their hearts are?

Manatee and Sarasota counties are the top counties in the state for the rate at
which children are removed from their homes, largely due to the rise of opioid
Feb 11. 2018 Manatee coalition tackles foster care epidemic

For over 30 years, Graci McGillicuddy has dreamed of building a brighter future in foster
care. Now, with the support of her husband Dennis, and in collaboration with Johns Hopkins All
Children’s Hospital, her dream is coming true…

Jan 11, 2018: All Star Children’s Foundation 

SARASOTA, Fla.– Nutter Custom Construction, a Sarasota-based residential custom-building company, has been selected to build the foster homes for All Star Children’s Foundation, an organization with the goal of providing state-of-the-art treatment for childhood trauma on its Campus of Caring…
Dec 2017: Nutter Construction Selected to Build Foster Homes

When Dennis McGillicuddy asked his wife, Graci, what she wanted for her birthday, she didn’t have to think long. It’s what she has wanted and worked toward for more than 30 years, to bring an end to child abuse and care for abused, neglected and abandoned children…
Nov 29, 2017: A new future for foster children

It might not have been a birthday party, but All Star Children’s Foundation’s groundbreaking ceremony Wednesday was the perfect celebration to commemorate Graci McGillicuddy’s birthday.
Nov 15, 2017: Breaking ground

SARASOTA — The All Star Children’s Foundation plans to break ground on its Center for Hope & Healing today…
Nov 15, 2017: Nonprofit moves ahead with new campus

SARASOTA, FL (WWSB) – Ground was broken Wednesday on a new 5-acre campus in Sarasota for a foster care concept that supporters say is the first of its kind in the world…
Nov 15, 2017: New Foster Care Campus Coming to Sarasota

You are cordially invited to join us as the All Star Children’s Foundation breaks ground on its new 5­acre campus, where we will create a safe place to heal the trauma of child abuse!
Nov 2017: Groundbreaking Scheduled for All Star Children’s Foundation

Sarasota’s All Star Children’s Foundation recently hired Beth Bush as its new vice president of philanthropy.
Sep 7, 2017: Children’s Foundation picks new vice president

Sarasota is known as a wealthy retirement community, but the concern that our residents and local organizations demonstrate for poor and struggling children is inspiring.

Jun 23, 2017: Community responds to children’s needs

Imagine being taken in the middle of the night from the only home you have known, your parents under arrest, you brothers and sisters bundled into the back seats of separate police cars…
Jun 18, 2017: Fresh start for foster care

The Charles & Margery Barancik Foundation recently awarded a $1 million grant to Sarasota’s All Star Children’s Foundation, which is building a center for trauma-focused clinical services and to provide children who have been victimized by abuse with a nurturing, family-style home environment and comprehensive, trauma-sensitive treatment…
Jun 8, 2017: Foundation awards $1 million grant for trauma-related services


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