Eagles’ Haven Wellness Center Receives $600,000 in State Funding

Eagle’s Haven Wellness Center received $600,000 in state funding last month. The funds represent about half of the charitable organization’s operating budget and will ensure it continues to help local families for the coming year. State Representative Christine Hunschofsky and State Senator Tina Polsky presented the center with a check for $600,000. 

Eagles Haven Wellness Center opened its doors in March of 2019, after the tragic school shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School. Since then, they have provided the community with crisis intervention, licensed mental health clinicians, navigator services, wellness experiences, and classes, all free of charge to students, parents, and teachers. 

Senator Polsky stated: “Eagles’ Haven is such an important resource for the greater Parkland community. This appropriation came just in time when the federal funding was about to expire. Now, these crucial mental health services will remain available thanks to the $600,000 in state funds to continue these services for the community.”

Sarah Franco with Eagles’ Haven stated: “With the trial of the shooter underway, being able to support the community with wellness services and therapeutic support was more important than ever. Eagles’ Haven and the entire Parkland/Coral Springs community are so grateful to Representative Christine Hunschofsky and Senator Tina Polsky for this life-changing appropriation of $600k, representing 50% of our annual budget.”

Eagles’ Haven offers a number of programs and wellness experience for members of the local community. Wellness Experiences provide a safe space for children, teens and adults to participate in a variety of our health and wellness learning sessions. Classes range from kickboxing to open mic poetry and photo journaling to family game nights. 

Go to https://apps.apple.com/us/app/eagles-haven-wellness-center/id1476719336 to download the Eagles’ Haven app for our Wellness Experience schedule and, to register for one of their many classes.