Dorit Matthews
Family Resource Center
(305) 960-5536


Friday November 9, 2012 from 6:30 PM to 11:00 PM EST

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Conrad Hotel 
1395 Brickell Avenue
Miami, FL 33131

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Family Resource Center's
Children's Hero Award Gala

 Friday November 9, 2012 at 6:30PM
Conrad Hotel Ballroom
1395 Brickell Avenue - Miami, Florida

 Julia Bagg, NBC 6 Miami
Master of Ceremonies

Established in 2009, the Children's Hero Award honors a community leader who has shown incredible foresight and leadership in providing services and access to those youth who have suffered child abuse and neglect in Miami-Dade.

This year, Family Resource Center will present the award to Citrus Health Network’s President & CEO, Mario Jardon, for his creation of a high quality health center that provides critical behavioral health services to children in the foster care system.

Mr. Jardon is the founding President and CEO of Citrus Health Network, a Federally Qualified Health Center initially established in 1979 as a Community Mental Health Center. After completing a Masters in Social Work from Fordham University, Mr. Jardon began his career in New York City at a therapeutic nursery. From there he was soon promoted to Director of a children's community mental health center. While on the Board of the South Florida Perinatal Network, he advocated for the legislation that created the Healthy Start Coalitions. He currently serves as Chair of the Health Choice Network’s Managed Care Committee as well as on the Board of Managers of Prestige Health Plan. He was also elected to serve on the Board of the South Florida Behavioral Health Network, the managing entity responsible for oversight of Florida’s Department of Children & Families’ mental health and substance abuse funding. He is relentless in his advocacy for children and the mentally ill by working with elected officials on issues that benefit our community.

Ticket Information
Platinum Sponsor (Table of 12) - $10,000
Gold Sponsor (Table of 10) - $5,000
Table Sponsor (Table of 10) - $2,500
Individual - $150

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Trips, Travel & Leisure Auction
As part of the event, we will host a Live and Silent Auction featuring getaways locally and abroad.
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Special thanks for our very generous sponsors

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