We believe that children should feel safe. We believe that family is worth fighting for. We believe that cycles can be broken.

Pembroke Pines, FL   |
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EIN: 31-1471766


Children\u0027s Harbor mission is to provide safe shelter and support to at risk children and youth, keeping brothers and sisters together, strengthening families, and guiding youth towards independence. \r\n\r\nAll services are provided in Broward County.

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President \u0026 CEO

Tiffani Dhooge

Main address

19425 SW 58 Manor

Pembroke Pines, FL 33332 USA

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Subject area info

Human services

Family services

Shelter and residential care

Supportive housing

Temporary accomodations

Population served info

Children and youth



Young adults

Foster and adoptive children

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NTEE code info

Residential, Custodial Care (Group Home) (P70)

Family Services (P40)

Low-Cost Temporary Housing (includes Youth Hostels) (L40)

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Our programs

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What are the organization's current programs, how do they measure success, and who do the programs serve?

Residential Foster Care Program

Children’s Harbor Residential Foster Home Programs are licensed to provide care for teenagers who have been removed from their biological parents due to confirmed allegations of abuse, neglect, or abandonment. Up to 36 teenagers reside in six family-style homes while in State custody. Each teen that enters Children’s Harbor receives a thorough assessment and a comprehensive treatment plan tailored to his or her physical, emotional, behavioral, educational, and social needs. An array of on-site services targeted to address these individual needs is provided during their stay. The Academic and Life Skills Program targets the educational needs of the children while teaching them valuable skills that are need to achieve successful independence.

Population(s) Served

Children's Harbor Family Strengthening Program keeps at-risk families intact and children safely at home, diverted out of the child welfare system. Weekly in-home counseling services and parenting skills training are provided utilizing an evidence-based model called Nurturing Positive Parenting. These activities are designed to break the intergenerational cycle of abuse and reduce the recidivism rate of families receiving social services.

Population(s) Served
At-risk youth
Children and youth

Children’s Harbor Academic & Life Skills Program guides children on a structured path toward academic success and self-sufficiency. A Life Coach assesses each child’s academic and life skill levels, and develops educational plans and interventions designed to improve school performance and facilitate self-sufficiency and job readiness. The Life Coach monitors children’s grades, ensures they do their homework, arrange educational outings and conduct group sessions to teach youth a variety of life skills needed to be self-sustainable, ranging from communication and problem solving to managing a household to finding and keeping a job .

Population(s) Served
Children and youth
At-risk youth

Brown's Harbor is a supportive housing project designed to assist 34 former foster youth, ages 18-23 who are transitioning out of the foster care system. The program is designed to assist youth with developing skills and resources to promote independence. The program is focused on helping youth achieve proficiency in five key areas: financial, personal, community, education/vocation, and medical. It is expected that young adults will graduate from the program within 18 to 24 months.

Population(s) Served
Young adults
Multiracial people
People of African descent
People of Latin American descent

Children's Harbor, Brown's Harbor campus features a success program that teaches young adults who have aged out of foster care financial literacy and workforce development skills. Program participants learn skills ranging from budgeting, credit repair, basic banking, and emergency savings, to interview skills, resume writing, proper work etiquette, and time management. Participants are also offered mentorship and internship opportunities and have the opportunity to explore multiple professions through a partnership with the Local Business Advisory Council.

Population(s) Served
Children and youth
At-risk youth
Children and youth
At-risk youth
Economically disadvantaged people
Victims and oppressed people

Where we work

Affiliations & memberships

Council of Accreditation 2017

Council of Accreditation 2022

Our Sustainable Development Goals

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

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How we listen

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Seeking feedback from people served makes programs more responsive and effective. Here’s how this organization is listening.

done We demonstrated a willingness to learn more by reviewing resources about feedback practice.
done We shared information about our current feedback practices.
  • How is your organization using feedback from the people you serve?

    To identify and remedy poor client service experiences, To identify bright spots and enhance positive service experiences, To make fundamental changes to our programs and/or operations, To inform the development of new programs/projects, To identify where we are less inclusive or equitable across demographic groups, To strengthen relationships with the people we serve, To understand people's needs and how we can help them achieve their goals

  • Which of the following feedback practices does your organization routinely carry out?

    We collect feedback from the people we serve at least annually, We take steps to get feedback from marginalized or under-represented people, We aim to collect feedback from as many people we serve as possible, We take steps to ensure people feel comfortable being honest with us, We look for patterns in feedback based on demographics (e.g., race, age, gender, etc.), We look for patterns in feedback based on people’s interactions with us (e.g., site, frequency of service, etc.), We engage the people who provide feedback in looking for ways we can improve in response, We act on the feedback we receive, We share the feedback we received with the people we serve, We tell the people who gave us feedback how we acted on their feedback, We ask the people who gave us feedback how well they think we responded

  • What challenges does the organization face when collecting feedback?

    It is difficult to get the people we serve to respond to requests for feedback, The people we serve tell us they find data collection burdensome, It is difficult to get honest feedback from the people we serve


Fiscal year: Jul 01 - Jun 30

Revenue vs. expenses:  breakdown

SOURCE: IRS Form 990 info
Note: When component data are not available, the graph displays the total Revenue and/or Expense values.

Liquidity in 2022 info

SOURCE: IRS Form 990


Average of 3.53 over 10 years

Months of cash in 2022 info

SOURCE: IRS Form 990


Average of 3.6 over 10 years

Fringe rate in 2022 info

SOURCE: IRS Form 990


Average of 12% over 10 years

Funding sources info

Source: IRS Form 990

Assets & liabilities info

Source: IRS Form 990

Financial data

Source: IRS Form 990 info


Revenue & expenses

Fiscal Year: Jul 01 - Jun 30

SOURCE: IRS Form 990

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Balance sheet

Fiscal Year: Jul 01 - Jun 30

SOURCE: IRS Form 990

The balance sheet gives a snapshot of the financial health of an organization at a particular point in time. An organization's total assets should generally exceed its total liabilities, or it cannot survive long, but the types of assets and liabilities must also be considered. For instance, an organization's current assets (cash, receivables, securities, etc.) should be sufficient to cover its current liabilities (payables, deferred revenue, current year loan, and note payments). Otherwise, the organization may face solvency problems. On the other hand, an organization whose cash and equivalents greatly exceed its current liabilities might not be putting its money to best use.

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Financial trends analysis Glossary & formula definitions

Fiscal Year: Jul 01 - Jun 30

SOURCE: IRS Form 990

This snapshot of CHILDRENS HARBOR INC’s financial trends applies Nonprofit Finance Fund® analysis to data hosted by GuideStar. While it highlights the data that matter most, remember that context is key – numbers only tell part of any story.

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Profitability info 2018 2019 2020 2021 2022
Unrestricted surplus (deficit) before depreciation -$37,578 -$102,537 $175,748 $553,244 -$24,672
As % of expenses -0.9% -2.5% 3.8% 14.2% -0.7%
Unrestricted surplus (deficit) after depreciation -$108,108 -$187,047 $79,589 $449,692 -$106,055
As % of expenses -2.7% -4.4% 1.7% 11.3% -2.8%
Revenue composition info
Total revenue (unrestricted & restricted) $4,260,935 $3,832,161 $4,880,625 $4,422,240 $3,841,395
Total revenue, % change over prior year -8.3% -10.1% 27.4% -9.4% -13.1%
Program services revenue 4.2% 3.3% 3.8% 3.8% 1.9%
Membership dues 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0%
Investment income 0.3% 0.5% 0.3% 0.2% 0.2%
Government grants 76.7% 75.9% 79.3% 78.1% 71.4%
All other grants and contributions 17.6% 18.6% 16.4% 17.9% 26.9%
Other revenue 1.2% 1.7% 0.2% 0.1% -0.4%
Expense composition info
Total expenses before depreciation $3,960,478 $4,130,541 $4,646,981 $3,891,375 $3,762,914
Total expenses, % change over prior year -2.6% 4.3% 12.5% -16.3% -3.3%
Personnel 70.6% 74.2% 76.9% 74.1% 72.9%
Professional fees 2.3% 0.5% 0.7% 4.2% 1.7%
Occupancy 1.4% 1.9% 1.4% 3.1% 3.3%
Interest 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0%
Pass-through 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0%
All other expenses 25.6% 23.4% 21.0% 18.6% 22.1%
Full cost components (estimated) info 2018 2019 2020 2021 2022
Total expenses (after depreciation) $4,031,008 $4,215,051 $4,743,140 $3,994,927 $3,844,297
One month of savings $330,040 $344,212 $387,248 $324,281 $313,576
Debt principal payment $0 $0 $0 $0 $0
Fixed asset additions $0 $172,845 $0 $0 $85,337
Total full costs (estimated) $4,361,048 $4,732,108 $5,130,388 $4,319,208 $4,243,210

Capital structure indicators

Liquidity info 2018 2019 2020 2021 2022
Months of cash 3.5 2.4 4.2 3.9 4.5
Months of cash and investments 3.5 2.4 4.2 3.9 4.5
Months of estimated liquid unrestricted net assets 4.6 3.6 3.6 5.8 6.6
Balance sheet composition info 2018 2019 2020 2021 2022
Cash $1,170,336 $832,743 $1,608,489 $1,267,326 $1,413,051
Investments $0 $0 $0 $0 $0
Receivables $395,381 $260,810 $478,164 $534,709 $573,084
Gross land, buildings, equipment (LBE) $904,309 $1,071,831 $1,109,054 $1,109,765 $1,189,504
Accumulated depreciation (as a % of LBE) 50.1% 49.6% 55.2% 59.3% 61.7%
Liabilities (as a % of assets) 11.5% 12.2% 35.9% 16.8% 11.4%
Unrestricted net assets $1,975,917 $1,788,870 $1,884,959 $2,334,651 $2,527,525
Temporarily restricted net assets $238,905 $43,062 N/A N/A N/A
Permanently restricted net assets $0 $0 N/A N/A N/A
Total restricted net assets $238,905 $43,062 $84,458 $62,080 $165,233
Total net assets $2,214,822 $1,831,932 $1,969,417 $2,396,731 $2,692,758

Key data checks

Key data checks info 2018 2019 2020 2021 2022
Material data errors No No No No No


The people, governance practices, and partners that make the organization tick.

Form 1023/1024 is not available for this organization

President \u0026 CEO

Tiffani Dhooge

Fiercely defending the most vulnerable, armed with an unyielding commitment to the power of collaboration and a propensity for the impossible.

Number of employees

Source: IRS Form 990


Officers, directors, trustees, and key employees

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Board of directors
as of 03/29/2023
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
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Board chair

Paul Smith

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Board leadership practices

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  • Board orientation and education
    Does the board conduct a formal orientation for new board members and require all board members to sign a written agreement regarding their roles, responsibilities, and expectations? Yes
  • CEO oversight
    Has the board conducted a formal, written assessment of the chief executive within the past year ? Yes
  • Ethics and transparency
    Have the board and senior staff reviewed the conflict-of-interest policy and completed and signed disclosure statements in the past year? Yes
  • Board composition
    Does the board ensure an inclusive board member recruitment process that results in diversity of thought and leadership? Yes
  • Board performance
    Has the board conducted a formal, written self-assessment of its performance within the past three years? No

Organizational demographics

SOURCE: Self-reported; last updated 3/29/2023

Who works and leads organizations that serve our diverse communities? Candid partnered with CHANGE Philanthropy on this demographic section.


The organization's leader identifies as:

Race & ethnicity
Gender identity
Female, Not transgender (cisgender)
Sexual orientation
Heterosexual or straight
Disability status
Person without a disability

Race & ethnicity

Gender identity


Sexual orientation

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Equity strategies

Last updated: 03/29/2023

GuideStar partnered with Equity in the Center - an organization that works to shift mindsets, practices, and systems to increase racial equity - to create this section. Learn more

  • We review compensation data across the organization (and by staff levels) to identify disparities by race.
  • We ask team members to identify racial disparities in their programs and / or portfolios.
  • We analyze disaggregated data and root causes of race disparities that impact the organization's programs, portfolios, and the populations served.
  • We disaggregate data to adjust programming goals to keep pace with changing needs of the communities we support.
  • We employ non-traditional ways of gathering feedback on programs and trainings, which may include interviews, roundtables, and external reviews with/by community stakeholders.
  • We disaggregate data by demographics, including race, in every policy and program measured.
  • We have long-term strategic plans and measurable goals for creating a culture such that one’s race identity has no influence on how they fare within the organization.
Policies and processes
  • We use a vetting process to identify vendors and partners that share our commitment to race equity.
  • We seek individuals from various race backgrounds for board and executive director/CEO positions within our organization.
  • We have community representation at the board level, either on the board itself or through a community advisory board.
  • We help senior leadership understand how to be inclusive leaders with learning approaches that emphasize reflection, iteration, and adaptability.
  • We measure and then disaggregate job satisfaction and retention data by race, function, level, and/or team.
  • We engage everyone, from the board to staff levels of the organization, in race equity work and ensure that individuals understand their roles in creating culture such that one’s race identity has no influence on how they fare within the organization.


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