In a few weeks, Children in Crisis will cut the ribbon on its next foster family home, "Ya Ya's."


In a few weeks, Children in Crisis will cut the ribbon on its next foster family home, "Ya Ya's."



The ceremony is 3:30 p.m. Sept. 24 at the CIC Children's Neighborhood in Fort Walton Beach. CIC also will celebrate its 10th anniversary.



Children in Crisis Inc. will cut the ribbon on a new foster home at 3:30 p.m. Sept. 24. The new home, named “Ya Ya's,” is located at the CIC Children’s Neighborhood in Fort Walton Beach. The public is invited.



The new facility, which provides a home to 12 foster children, is designed to keep large families of brothers and sisters together. Construction was possible through a donation from Jim and Peggy Adams, Frank and Brenda Flautt and a grant from the Destin Charity Wine Auction Foundation. The construction contractor was DL Curtis Construction Inc. of Fort Walton Beach.



 “We are very fortunate to have the wonderful support of our community,” Ken Hair, CIC president & CEO, said. “The CIC board, donors and volunteers have proven how important it is for our community to provide a safe haven to the abused, neglected and abandoned children that may not have a place to go.”



CIC opened the Susanna Wesley House emergency shelter and Blessings House foster family home in 2008. The Dugas Family Foundation Neighborhood Center administrative facility and the Kids’ Clubhouse Recreation Center opened in 2009 and Sue Sue's Cottage and Opportunity Home for foster teens opened in 2010. 



CIC is a non-profit, 501(c)(3) charity with a goal of building a neighborhood of foster homes for Okaloosa, Walton, Santa Rosa and Escambia counties’ at-risk children. 



WANT TO GO?



WHAT: Ribbon-cutting for Children in Crisis’ latest foster home for Okaloosa, Walton, Santa Rosa and Escambia counties’ at-risk children



WHEN: 3:30 p.m. Sept. 24



WHERE: CIC Children's Neighborhood in Fort Walton Beach



MORE DETAILS: 864-4242 or visit www.childrenincrisisfl.org