The History of Brookwood Florida
1976The name changes to A Young Women’s Residents, Inc. and the goals were shifted. The emotional needs of adolescent girls surfaced as an unmet community need. Girls between the ages of 13 – 18 who had been abused, abandoned, neglected, impregnated, or involved in family crisis were referred for placement.
“I always attributed [Brookwood] with changing my life. If it weren’t for this place, I would be another statistic”
D., former Brookwood resident
2012-13Brookwood Florida, Inc.: Brookwood East and South were formally merged into Brookwood Central, South and East dissolved, and Central acquired the name Brookwood Florida, Inc.
2014Enhanced Adult Program: Brookwood embraced the State’s “Extended Foster Care” programming option by designating 14 beds (in the cottage and the apartment) for clients electing to remain in group care beyond their 18th birthday. Program design and operation are consistent with the residents’ need for self-sufficiency preparation.