A Letter from the President


SharonStairWelcome to The Villages’ world of children, families and communities! Our organization’s staff members, board of directors, foster parents, adoptive families, donors and volunteers are passionate about CHAMPIONING FAMILIES FOR CHILDREN!

The Villages firmly believes that children grow, develop and flourish best in a family. We also acknowledge that being a parent and nurturing children throughout their lifelong journeys is one of the most challenging roles ANY of us parents ever undertake! With this in mind, The Villages has a broad array of child and family services that cherish children and strengthen families and communities.

The Villages is honored to be among the only 2 percent of child and family service organizations fully accredited by the national Council of Accreditation.

We’re thrilled that 99 percent of the “first-time” parents served through the agency’s Healthy Families program have NO incidence of child abuse or neglect!

We’re proud that The Villages is blessed with a 90 percent annual retention rate of our heroic therapeutic foster families!

We’re ecstatic that both our Children’s Village Early Childhood Education Centers and The Villages boast of staff retention rates far exceeding national averages!

We’re privileged to have the priceless opportunity of being involved in the lives of nearly 1,400 children every day!

Most of all, The Villages’ team members are grateful for the continually growing number of corporate and community partners who are excited to help us create brighter futures for children and families! With the increasing complexities of finding adequate resources to meet the needs of those we serve, we are indebted to their support!

So, welcome to our world! We are hopeful that you will join The Villages in forever being a CHAMPION FOR CHILDREN!

Most sincerely,