Friends of Children of Brevard County

To improve the lives of the abused, abandoned and neglected children of Brevard County Florida and to support their advocates from the Guardian Ad Litem Program.

We help provide for children’s social, emotional, and educational needs. You can be a hero and help an abused child today.

Our goal is that every child in the child welfare system in Brevard County has a voice in court. We need your help to achieve that goal!

Meet our non-profit team

Kathy Heron


Rhonda Waterstradt


Kathie Heisey


Lanny Weeks


Pamela Sotelo

GAL Representative

Rebekah Mena


Diane Roberts-Wieder

Board Member

Madison Conradis

Board Member

Esther Glaser

Board Member

Susan Weeks

Board Member

Andy McIlwraith

Board Member

Patrice Grier

Board Member

Don Wiess

Board Member

Laurie Weiss

Assistant Treasurer

LaChrista Jones

Board Member

Our Sponsors Include

Here's how you can help

Your financial support can make a difference

Give your time and talent to make a difference.
We have unlimited opportunities for you to get involved.

Find out how to get certified as a Guardian ad Litem. You will be a child's advocate in court and become their Superhero.

About the Guardian ad Litem Program

Thousands of abused, abandoned and neglected children become the subject of judicial proceedings each year in Florida. Their voices are often unheard and best interests overlooked in the complicated and overburdened adversary process. Guardians ad Litem (GAL) are citizens who volunteer to become part of a court program to represent the best interests of an assigned child. The volunteer Guardian ad Litem is a representative for the child before the court, social service agencies and the community. He/she also protects the child during the family crisis, court proceedings, and follows the child’ progress.

About Friends of Children of Brevard

Friends of Children funds clothing, beds, bikes, computers, diapers, school supplies, luggage, holiday gifts, duffle bags and other items not provided by government agencies. We also provide these children with some basic opportunities and access to normal childhood activities.


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