The Devastating Effects of Childhood Trauma – July Newsletter

A child’s earliest experiences have a lasting impact on their brain development. Genes provide the blueprint, but experience builds the neural pathways. When children experience chronic trauma they learn that the world is unsafe. And when the child experiences that trauma at the hand of a caregiver, it is the worst kind of betrayal. This…

A Dream Becomes a Reality

It was November 2017 when Dennis and Graci McGillicuddy and a few of their friends and family members gathered at 17th St in Sarasota to break ground on Graci’s long time dream – to create a safe place for children to heal from the trauma of abuse. Since that time, the 5-acre Campus of Hope and…

All Star Children’s Foundation Continues Vital Clinical Outreach and Welcomes New Clinical Team Members

Since beginning trauma-informed outpatient clinical services on April 1, 2019, All Star has treated 96 children and their families with trauma-informed, innovative therapies. The organization has also adapted quickly to the challenges brought on by the COVID-19 crisis. (SARASOTA, FL) Since beginning trauma-informed outpatient clinical services on April 1, 2019, All Star Children’s Foundation has…

Newsletter: June 2020

Building Resilience Early in Life Helps Children Cope with Trauma Children who come to live on All Star’s campus have endured abuse and neglect that increases the risk of multiple health problems throughout their lifespan and hinders healthy brain development. All Star’s model tackles this problem head-on. An important component is building resilience – preparing…

Campus Picture Tour

Please Enjoy This Picture Tour of the Campus of Hope and Healing! We’ve long held in our hearts the vision of creating a safe haven for our community’s children who have been abused and neglected. But to look at the photos below taken last week by our good friend Cliff Roles, it’s hard for us…

$500,000 Matching Challenge – Double Your Donation

All Star Children’s Foundation has been selected to participate in The Louis and Gloria Flanzer Philanthropic Trust $500,000 Matching Challenge. The matching program, called the 2020 Flanzer Contribution Matching Program, is designed to inspire residents across Sarasota and the Suncoast area to make a difference in their communities. Donate any amount up to $500 to All Star…

Matter Brothers Furniture Donates Over $25,000 to Help Create Nurturing Spaces for Foster Families On the All Star Children’s Foundation Campus

(SARASOTA, FL) Matter Brothers Furniture recently donated over $25,000 worth of furnishings and design services to All Star Children’s Foundation for its Campus of Hope and Healing in Sarasota. Matter Brothers Furniture also worked with Sealy Mattress Company who also donated 36 mattresses for All Star’s six foster family homes. Matter Brothers, based on the…