The City of Pembroke Pines gave Children's Harbor a 30-year lease for an 8 acre campus.
Sometimes it doesn't just take a village, it takes an entire community. Children's Harbor is the embodiment of a community that rose up to create a solution for children who were hurting in their own backyards.
Our story begins in 1996, when local businessman Bill Mahoney learned that there was a foster care crisis in our community. Children who had already suffered unspeakable abuse and neglect were being separated from their siblings and placed in different foster homes due to a shortage of placement options. Unable to ignore this reality, he reached out to other community-minded individuals, and together, they decided to create a solution. Fast forward over 25 years, and thousands of lives have changed course because of the determination of a few.