April 2, 2015 – It was a hero’s welcome on March 17th at Citrus Grove Elementary in Deland, when Development Coordinator, Jill Wileden was on hand to present “Hero of the Month” awards to brothers Evan and Eli. Cupcakes and good cheer were on the agenda as the boys’ mom and grandmother joined their IMPOWER therapist, Mary Chisholm for.. read more →

April 1, 2015 –  April is Child Abuse Prevention Month. This month and throughout the year, IMPOWER encourages all individuals and organizations to play a role in making Central Florida a better place for children. By ensuring parents have the knowledge, skills and resources they need to care for their children, we can help promote.. read more →

March 1, 2015 – March is National Social Work Month and each year serves as a reminder of the powerful and positive social changes social workers have on the lives of individuals and families. At IMPOWER, it is also a time to celebrate the efforts of our Case Management Services team and reflect on the.. read more →

January 29, 2015 – It’s been nearly two years since the pilot project for Telehealth, our virtual psychiatry and counseling option, began. To date, more than 1,000 sessions have been conducted and already we have seen the benefits of this HIPPA compliant virtual option, including improved access and increased satisfaction in care. Over the next few months, our Telehealth.. read more →

December 30, 2014 –  Growing up and moving into our first place can be hard for many of us. For kids who have aged-out of foster care trying to do it completely on their own, it can be even harder as they often lack the support systems needed to help them move or obtain the items.. read more →

January 5, 2015 – Super heroes don’t always wear capes. In fact, last month, the heroes that showed up to help us were donned in red, white, and blue t-shirts.  On December 4, dozens of team members from three Central Florida Lowe’s Home Improvement stores helped transform the Village, our transitional housing program, as part of their 2014.. read more →

            Orlando, Florida – October 20, 2014 –  Three Florida licensed medical doctors  on staff at IMPOWER, a leading non-profit mental health & child well-being organization in Central Florida, have been granted a waiver from the Florida Board of Medicine regarding Rule 64B8.90.141(4) Florida Administrative Code which prohibits the prescribing of controlled substances through the.. read more →

Brevard County has one of the highest rates of parental substance abuse in the State of Florida. In fact, between July 2013- June 2014, more than 5,000 intake reports involving substance abuse affecting nearly 3,700 Brevard children were conducted by the Department of Children and Families. To better address these high incidences of substance abuse.. read more →

MELBOURNE, FL – August 27, 2014 – IMPOWER has received a grant from the Community Foundation for Brevard that will support the organization’s Adoption Program to expand efforts to establish forever families and increase adoption rates of dependent teenagers in Brevard County. At the time of the grant award, 27 children varying in age between 13-18 were eligible for adoption.. read more →

On June 25th, IMPOWER and Brevard Family Partnership celebrated the new graduates of our recently held Child Welfare Pre-Service Training Class. The six-week long course for new case managers prepares staff to provide exceptional dependency case management services to Brevard’s at risk children.  The training covers topics such as legal requirements related to child welfare,.. read more →