By Danny Blanco, Vice President
The Village South is excited to share with our WestCare family the renovation of The South Florida Center for Women & Children. The site, an 83,000-square-foot parcel, previously vacant and formerly a state hospital, has a two-story section building and wings, a three-story tower, one parking lot, and attached grounds. This project will expand The Village South’s capacity to provide a full continuum of care including detox, residential, transitional housing, outpatient and childcare services. The new facility expansion will increase the program’s capacity from 40 to 225 individuals. The Women and Children’s Residential Program provides a structured environment for individuals that offers opportunities for personal growth, social development, and responsible behavior. The program is a comprehensive, award-winning residential drug prevention and treatment program for substance abusing women and their children. The project has been a colossal undertaking that has required countless hours and extraordinary teamwork by regional and foundation staff to make every detail perfect. Phase I of the project is estimated to be completed in the spring of 2024. The included images highlight the progress that we’ve made and the site’s amazing transformation!