Until every child has a home.
The Heart Gallery's mission is to provide innovative programs that help to promote the adoption and enrichment of Broward's foster children. It is one of over 100 independent heart galleries across the country, the first Heart Gallery was established in 2001. We work closely with ChildNet and the local foster care providers to seek adoptive families and other connections for these children. Locally established in October of 2006, the first exhibit was introduced in Broward the month of April of 2007.
The Heart Gallery of Broward County is a traveling photography exhibit of foster children who are waiting to be permanently adopted. The Gallery is unique: in concept- it is displayed in many public places just like an art exhibit- and in execution- every photograph is a vibrant composition taken by a professional photographer. Coupled with a bio card that describes each child's personality and interests, the inner spirits of these unique children are brought to life. The Gallery presents an emotional appeal to the community to help: to adopt to volunteer to donate money or goods The Heart Gallery provides a solution. It raises awareness of a major need and draws the community together to help solve it.
Yvette DuBose, CPM, NPEC
Heart Gallery of Florida - Board Member
Leadership Broward Class XXVII
Jim Moran Institute Nonprofit Executive Program Graduate 2019
Legacy South Florida's Most Influential and Prominent Black
Women In Business and Industry 2020
CCAI Angel in Adoption 2019
Healthy Mothers, Healthy Babies Coalition Guardian Angel 2018
2018 NBC 6 Fierce Female
Greater Fort Lauderdale Chamber of Commerce: Non-Profit of the Year 2017
R. David & I. Lorraine Thomas Child Advocate of the Year 2017
Board of Directors
Eleni Varvoutis Board Chair/President
Debbie Banks-Snyder Vice Chair
Michael Robbins Treasurer
Kemie King, Esq.
John Brennan Immediate Past Chair/President
Wes Shelton, Founding Board Chair
Ele Zachariades P.A.
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HEART GALLERY OF BROWARD
Your time helps support the Heart Gallery of Broward's mission to help children find a caring and permanent home to create stability in their life.
The Heart Gallery of Broward County partners with ChildNet to find adoptive homes for waiting foster children. ChildNet oversees the placement of every child who enters the foster care system in Broward County. Their mission is to protect Broward County's abused, neglected and abandoned children to assure their safety and to promptly provide them with a permanent, loving home. Since 2004, ChildNet has assumed 100% of the case management from the Florida Department of Children and Families. They fulfill this role in cooperation with a skilled network of service providers and extensive community involvement.