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We support foster parents every step of the way and All Star is to here to help you thrive as a foster parent living on the Campus of Hope & Healing.

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Building a brighter future for children in foster care through innovation, science, and compassion

About All Star

"Adverse childhood experiences (trauma) are the single greatest unaddressed public health threat facing our nation today."

Dr. Robert Block, former president of the American Academy of Pediatrics
About All Star

Summer Giving DriveBrighter Days Ahead

We are excited to announce Brighter Days Ahead, a heartfelt summer giving drive dedicated to bringing hope and healing to children in foster care. Special thanks to Barbara Sassen May and Gerald and Sondra Biller, who are offering generous lead gifts, the first $20,000 will be matched 1:1.

Raised so far:

$36,000
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Brighter Days Ahead, our summer giving campaign, is in full swing! Your donation to All Star will be doubled for children in foster care. Here’s a message from Stephen Fancher, All Star Chief Advancement Officer. 

We work every day to bring hope and healing to children in foster care through evidence-based, trauma-informed services. All money raised will help us provide crucial support to children in foster care and their families, assisting them in overcoming challenges and continuing a path of healing together.

Donate to our campaign to provide Brighter Days to kids living in foster care:
➡️ Link in our bio!

#brighterdays #allstarchildren #fostercare #innovation #science #compassion

Brighter Days Ahead, our summer giving campaign, is in full swing! Your donation to All Star will be doubled for children in foster care. Here’s a message from Stephen Fancher, All Star Chief Advancement Officer.

We work every day to bring hope and healing to children in foster care through evidence-based, trauma-informed services. All money raised will help us provide crucial support to children in foster care and their families, assisting them in overcoming challenges and continuing a path of healing together.

Donate to our campaign to provide Brighter Days to kids living in foster care:
➡️ Link in our bio!

#brighterdays #allstarchildren #fostercare #innovation #science #compassion
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Congratulations to our founder, Graci McGillicuddy, for being inducted into the Florida Women's Hall of Fame! Governor Ron DeSantis announced the selection of Graci McGillicuddy, May Mann Jennings, and Penny Thompson to the Florida Women’s Hall of Fame. Each year, the Governor selects three nominees from recommendations presented by the Florida Commission on the Status of Women.

Congratulations to our founder, Graci McGillicuddy, for being inducted into the Florida Women`s Hall of Fame! Governor Ron DeSantis announced the selection of Graci McGillicuddy, May Mann Jennings, and Penny Thompson to the Florida Women’s Hall of Fame. Each year, the Governor selects three nominees from recommendations presented by the Florida Commission on the Status of Women. ...

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Our amazing board members are all smiles and sporting their Brighter Days Ahead sunglasses — Our Summer Giving Campaign is officially in full swing! ☀️😎🌈

Their support for All Star Children's Foundation is helping us create brighter futures for children and families in foster care. With their enthusiasm and dedication to children's lives, we’re excited to see the positive impact we can achieve together. 💖

Together, we’re making a difference, one bright day at a time!

Visit the link in our bio to learn more and donate to our mission of transforming foster care.

#BrighterDays #AllStarChildren #FosterCare #Innovation #Science #compassion

Our amazing board members are all smiles and sporting their Brighter Days Ahead sunglasses — Our Summer Giving Campaign is officially in full swing! ☀️😎🌈

Their support for All Star Children`s Foundation is helping us create brighter futures for children and families in foster care. With their enthusiasm and dedication to children`s lives, we’re excited to see the positive impact we can achieve together. 💖

Together, we’re making a difference, one bright day at a time!

Visit the link in our bio to learn more and donate to our mission of transforming foster care.

#BrighterDays #AllStarChildren #FosterCare #Innovation #Science #compassion
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We are excited to announce Brighter Days Ahead, a heartfelt summer giving drive dedicated to bringing hope and healing to children in foster care. Special thanks to Barbara Sassen May and Gerald and Sondra Biller, who are offering generous lead gifts, the first $20,000 will be matched 1:1.

Our goal is to raise $50,000, which will go directly towards supporting the transformative work at our Pediatric Mental Health Treatment & Research Center. Here, we provide essential services and support to children in foster care and their families, helping them navigate the challenges they face and build brighter futures.

@barbarasassenmay 

#allstarchildren #brighterdays #fostercare #innovation #science #compassion #summergivingdrive

We are excited to announce Brighter Days Ahead, a heartfelt summer giving drive dedicated to bringing hope and healing to children in foster care. Special thanks to Barbara Sassen May and Gerald and Sondra Biller, who are offering generous lead gifts, the first $20,000 will be matched 1:1.

Our goal is to raise $50,000, which will go directly towards supporting the transformative work at our Pediatric Mental Health Treatment & Research Center. Here, we provide essential services and support to children in foster care and their families, helping them navigate the challenges they face and build brighter futures.

@barbarasassenmay

#allstarchildren #brighterdays #fostercare #innovation #science #compassion #summergivingdrive
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All Star will be closed in honor of Memorial Day, May 27, and will resume normal hours on Tuesday, May 28th.

All Star will be closed in honor of Memorial Day, May 27, and will resume normal hours on Tuesday, May 28th. ...

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Come join the fun at the SMC Music Fest hosted by the Sarasota Music Conservatory! Happening on May 18 and 19, 12-4pm at the All Star Campus of Hope & Healing, this free event is open to the public. Bring your musical ears and enjoy a weekend of fantastic music! @sarasotamusicconservatory

Come join the fun at the SMC Music Fest hosted by the Sarasota Music Conservatory! Happening on May 18 and 19, 12-4pm at the All Star Campus of Hope & Healing, this free event is open to the public. Bring your musical ears and enjoy a weekend of fantastic music! @sarasotamusicconservatory ...

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“Our commitment is to equip foster parents with comprehensive support so they can create a nurturing environment where children can thrive,” says Denise Marzullo, chief executive officer of All Star Children’s Foundation. Marzullo explains that stable, nurturing placements have positive impacts on children and youth’s resilience and long-term wellbeing.

Visit the link in our bio to learn more about fostering a child on the All Star Campus of Hope & Healing 💙💛

#AllStarChildren #FosterCare #BrighterFutures #Innovation #Science #Compassion #fostercaremonth

“Our commitment is to equip foster parents with comprehensive support so they can create a nurturing environment where children can thrive,” says Denise Marzullo, chief executive officer of All Star Children’s Foundation. Marzullo explains that stable, nurturing placements have positive impacts on children and youth’s resilience and long-term wellbeing.

Visit the link in our bio to learn more about fostering a child on the All Star Campus of Hope & Healing 💙💛

#AllStarChildren #FosterCare #BrighterFutures #Innovation #Science #Compassion #fostercaremonth
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🌟 Have you ever wondered what life is like on the Campus of Hope & Healing? Now is your chance to see it in person! Next tour is this Thursday, May 16.

During Third Thursday Tours, our community is invited to take a guided tour of All Star's 5-acre campus to get an up-close look at the work we do. Meet our dedicated team, learn about our innovative programs, and see firsthand how we create a nurturing environment for children living in foster care.

Sign up at the link in our bio!

🌟 Have you ever wondered what life is like on the Campus of Hope & Healing? Now is your chance to see it in person! Next tour is this Thursday, May 16.

During Third Thursday Tours, our community is invited to take a guided tour of All Star`s 5-acre campus to get an up-close look at the work we do. Meet our dedicated team, learn about our innovative programs, and see firsthand how we create a nurturing environment for children living in foster care.

Sign up at the link in our bio!
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💗 Happy Mother's Day! 💗

Today, we celebrate the incredible love, dedication, and strength of mothers everywhere. Whether you are a biological mom, a foster mom, an adoptive mom, or a mother figure, your nurturing spirit lights up the lives of children every day.

At All Star Children's Foundation, we are especially grateful for the amazing foster moms who open their hearts and homes to children in need, providing them with the love and stability they deserve. Your compassion makes a world of difference in their lives.

Thank you for being the guiding stars that lead our children towards brighter futures. 💖

#MothersDay #FosterMoms #AllStarChildren #BrighterFutures

💗 Happy Mother`s Day! 💗

Today, we celebrate the incredible love, dedication, and strength of mothers everywhere. Whether you are a biological mom, a foster mom, an adoptive mom, or a mother figure, your nurturing spirit lights up the lives of children every day.

At All Star Children`s Foundation, we are especially grateful for the amazing foster moms who open their hearts and homes to children in need, providing them with the love and stability they deserve. Your compassion makes a world of difference in their lives.

Thank you for being the guiding stars that lead our children towards brighter futures. 💖

#MothersDay #FosterMoms #AllStarChildren #BrighterFutures
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Come join the fun at the SMC Music Fest hosted by the Sarasota Music Conservatory! Happening on May 18 and 19 at the All Star Campus of Hope & Healing, this free event is open to the public. Bring your musical ears and enjoy a weekend of fantastic music!

Come join the fun at the SMC Music Fest hosted by the Sarasota Music Conservatory! Happening on May 18 and 19 at the All Star Campus of Hope & Healing, this free event is open to the public. Bring your musical ears and enjoy a weekend of fantastic music! ...

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Foster a Child on the Campus of Hope & Healing

The need for foster parents is great. We have created the Campus of Hope and Healing – a place where kids living in foster care can thrive.

We support foster parents every step of the way and All Star is to here to help you thrive as a foster parent.

Learn More About Fostering at All Star

The Journey Can Be Long and Difficult

We have created a place for children to begin their journey to Hope and Healing. The All Star Children's Campus is a refuge for children - a place where healing occurs, hope is restored, and spirits are renewed.

Campus of Hope and Healinga campus truly built on love

The construction of the Campus, which includes a 13,000 square foot pediatric treatment and research center, 6 single family 5-bedroom foster homes, and a 3,000 square foot clubhouse and tutoring center are now complete.

Learn About the Campus

Our Core Programs

Each of these programs is being implemented and researched in an effort to create effective intervention models that can be replicated in other communities.

These programs are being implemented and evaluated by an exceptionally dedicated group of staff with advanced training and expertise in trauma who are united around their commitment to improving the experiences and outcomes of children and families in foster care.

Our Programs

Evidence Based Mental Health Intervention

The All Star Children’s Foundation clinicians are highly trained trauma specialists with expertise and training in evidence-based interventions for children with trauma and trauma-related disorders. The impact of complex trauma on children and families is vast and diverse. Learn More.

Foster Parent Support

With the mission of ASCF to address childhood trauma, we are working closely with local foster parents and training them with the Resource Parenting Curriculum (RPC), which is supported by The National Child Traumatic Stress Network (NCTSN). Learn More

Birth Family Engagement

One area of need for the children and families within the foster care system is the support for birth parent-child visitation practices. Learn More

Trauma Training

All Star Children’s Foundation (ASCF) strives to provide children and families who have experienced abuse and/or neglect with individualized, comprehensive, evidence-based, and trauma-informed care. Learn More

Trauma-Informed Systems Integration

A key activity for ASCF is providing training in trauma-informed systems integration with individuals and groups in the community who interact with children and families who have experienced trauma. Learn More

Enrichment Programs

All Star is offering an array of enrichment programs for children to experience and through which to learn about life’s goodness, including art, pets, music, sports, yoga, and more. Learn More

Trauma Screening & Assessment

Trauma screening for children entering out-of-home care is a recognized best practice for understanding if and how a child’s prior history impacts his or her current functioning today. Results from a trauma screening also guide treatment and service recommendations. Learn More

All Star on Instagram!

Brighter Days Ahead, our summer giving campaign, is in full swing! Your donation to All Star will be doubled for children in foster care. Here’s a message from Stephen Fancher, All Star Chief Advancement Officer. 

We work every day to bring hope and healing to children in foster care through evidence-based, trauma-informed services. All money raised will help us provide crucial support to children in foster care and their families, assisting them in overcoming challenges and continuing a path of healing together.

Donate to our campaign to provide Brighter Days to kids living in foster care:
➡️ Link in our bio!

#brighterdays #allstarchildren #fostercare #innovation #science #compassion

Brighter Days Ahead, our summer giving campaign, is in full swing! Your donation to All Star will be doubled for children in foster care. Here’s a message from Stephen Fancher, All Star Chief Advancement Officer.

We work every day to bring hope and healing to children in foster care through evidence-based, trauma-informed services. All money raised will help us provide crucial support to children in foster care and their families, assisting them in overcoming challenges and continuing a path of healing together.

Donate to our campaign to provide Brighter Days to kids living in foster care:
➡️ Link in our bio!

#brighterdays #allstarchildren #fostercare #innovation #science #compassion
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Congratulations to our founder, Graci McGillicuddy, for being inducted into the Florida Women's Hall of Fame! Governor Ron DeSantis announced the selection of Graci McGillicuddy, May Mann Jennings, and Penny Thompson to the Florida Women’s Hall of Fame. Each year, the Governor selects three nominees from recommendations presented by the Florida Commission on the Status of Women.

Congratulations to our founder, Graci McGillicuddy, for being inducted into the Florida Women`s Hall of Fame! Governor Ron DeSantis announced the selection of Graci McGillicuddy, May Mann Jennings, and Penny Thompson to the Florida Women’s Hall of Fame. Each year, the Governor selects three nominees from recommendations presented by the Florida Commission on the Status of Women. ...

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Our amazing board members are all smiles and sporting their Brighter Days Ahead sunglasses — Our Summer Giving Campaign is officially in full swing! ☀️😎🌈

Their support for All Star Children's Foundation is helping us create brighter futures for children and families in foster care. With their enthusiasm and dedication to children's lives, we’re excited to see the positive impact we can achieve together. 💖

Together, we’re making a difference, one bright day at a time!

Visit the link in our bio to learn more and donate to our mission of transforming foster care.

#BrighterDays #AllStarChildren #FosterCare #Innovation #Science #compassion

Our amazing board members are all smiles and sporting their Brighter Days Ahead sunglasses — Our Summer Giving Campaign is officially in full swing! ☀️😎🌈

Their support for All Star Children`s Foundation is helping us create brighter futures for children and families in foster care. With their enthusiasm and dedication to children`s lives, we’re excited to see the positive impact we can achieve together. 💖

Together, we’re making a difference, one bright day at a time!

Visit the link in our bio to learn more and donate to our mission of transforming foster care.

#BrighterDays #AllStarChildren #FosterCare #Innovation #Science #compassion
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We are excited to announce Brighter Days Ahead, a heartfelt summer giving drive dedicated to bringing hope and healing to children in foster care. Special thanks to Barbara Sassen May and Gerald and Sondra Biller, who are offering generous lead gifts, the first $20,000 will be matched 1:1.

Our goal is to raise $50,000, which will go directly towards supporting the transformative work at our Pediatric Mental Health Treatment & Research Center. Here, we provide essential services and support to children in foster care and their families, helping them navigate the challenges they face and build brighter futures.

@barbarasassenmay 

#allstarchildren #brighterdays #fostercare #innovation #science #compassion #summergivingdrive

We are excited to announce Brighter Days Ahead, a heartfelt summer giving drive dedicated to bringing hope and healing to children in foster care. Special thanks to Barbara Sassen May and Gerald and Sondra Biller, who are offering generous lead gifts, the first $20,000 will be matched 1:1.

Our goal is to raise $50,000, which will go directly towards supporting the transformative work at our Pediatric Mental Health Treatment & Research Center. Here, we provide essential services and support to children in foster care and their families, helping them navigate the challenges they face and build brighter futures.

@barbarasassenmay

#allstarchildren #brighterdays #fostercare #innovation #science #compassion #summergivingdrive
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All Star will be closed in honor of Memorial Day, May 27, and will resume normal hours on Tuesday, May 28th.

All Star will be closed in honor of Memorial Day, May 27, and will resume normal hours on Tuesday, May 28th. ...

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Come join the fun at the SMC Music Fest hosted by the Sarasota Music Conservatory! Happening on May 18 and 19, 12-4pm at the All Star Campus of Hope & Healing, this free event is open to the public. Bring your musical ears and enjoy a weekend of fantastic music! @sarasotamusicconservatory

Come join the fun at the SMC Music Fest hosted by the Sarasota Music Conservatory! Happening on May 18 and 19, 12-4pm at the All Star Campus of Hope & Healing, this free event is open to the public. Bring your musical ears and enjoy a weekend of fantastic music! @sarasotamusicconservatory ...

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“Our commitment is to equip foster parents with comprehensive support so they can create a nurturing environment where children can thrive,” says Denise Marzullo, chief executive officer of All Star Children’s Foundation. Marzullo explains that stable, nurturing placements have positive impacts on children and youth’s resilience and long-term wellbeing.

Visit the link in our bio to learn more about fostering a child on the All Star Campus of Hope & Healing 💙💛

#AllStarChildren #FosterCare #BrighterFutures #Innovation #Science #Compassion #fostercaremonth

“Our commitment is to equip foster parents with comprehensive support so they can create a nurturing environment where children can thrive,” says Denise Marzullo, chief executive officer of All Star Children’s Foundation. Marzullo explains that stable, nurturing placements have positive impacts on children and youth’s resilience and long-term wellbeing.

Visit the link in our bio to learn more about fostering a child on the All Star Campus of Hope & Healing 💙💛

#AllStarChildren #FosterCare #BrighterFutures #Innovation #Science #Compassion #fostercaremonth
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🌟 Have you ever wondered what life is like on the Campus of Hope & Healing? Now is your chance to see it in person! Next tour is this Thursday, May 16.

During Third Thursday Tours, our community is invited to take a guided tour of All Star's 5-acre campus to get an up-close look at the work we do. Meet our dedicated team, learn about our innovative programs, and see firsthand how we create a nurturing environment for children living in foster care.

Sign up at the link in our bio!

🌟 Have you ever wondered what life is like on the Campus of Hope & Healing? Now is your chance to see it in person! Next tour is this Thursday, May 16.

During Third Thursday Tours, our community is invited to take a guided tour of All Star`s 5-acre campus to get an up-close look at the work we do. Meet our dedicated team, learn about our innovative programs, and see firsthand how we create a nurturing environment for children living in foster care.

Sign up at the link in our bio!
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💗 Happy Mother's Day! 💗

Today, we celebrate the incredible love, dedication, and strength of mothers everywhere. Whether you are a biological mom, a foster mom, an adoptive mom, or a mother figure, your nurturing spirit lights up the lives of children every day.

At All Star Children's Foundation, we are especially grateful for the amazing foster moms who open their hearts and homes to children in need, providing them with the love and stability they deserve. Your compassion makes a world of difference in their lives.

Thank you for being the guiding stars that lead our children towards brighter futures. 💖

#MothersDay #FosterMoms #AllStarChildren #BrighterFutures

💗 Happy Mother`s Day! 💗

Today, we celebrate the incredible love, dedication, and strength of mothers everywhere. Whether you are a biological mom, a foster mom, an adoptive mom, or a mother figure, your nurturing spirit lights up the lives of children every day.

At All Star Children`s Foundation, we are especially grateful for the amazing foster moms who open their hearts and homes to children in need, providing them with the love and stability they deserve. Your compassion makes a world of difference in their lives.

Thank you for being the guiding stars that lead our children towards brighter futures. 💖

#MothersDay #FosterMoms #AllStarChildren #BrighterFutures
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Come join the fun at the SMC Music Fest hosted by the Sarasota Music Conservatory! Happening on May 18 and 19 at the All Star Campus of Hope & Healing, this free event is open to the public. Bring your musical ears and enjoy a weekend of fantastic music!

Come join the fun at the SMC Music Fest hosted by the Sarasota Music Conservatory! Happening on May 18 and 19 at the All Star Campus of Hope & Healing, this free event is open to the public. Bring your musical ears and enjoy a weekend of fantastic music! ...

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