The Annual Child Abuse Awareness Benefit never fails to inspire and educate our community. Join  both corporate and child welfare leaders for this luncheon that benefits Joshua House, one of  Florida’s premier therapeutic programs for children who have been abused, abandoned and neglected.

Hosted by Friends of Joshua House Foundation, the 2022 luncheon will be held on Friday, April 8, 2022, at the Gathering Place in Tampa Armature Works.  Funds raised will support Friends of Joshua House Foundation, which provides academic and educational services, therapeutic programs, safe beds, life enrichment activities, and much more so that foster children and teens can heal and grow!

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April 8, 2022

11:30am – 1:00pm

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Keynote Speaker
Ashley Rhodes-Courter

Born in 1985 to a single teen mother Ashley was placed in foster care at the age of 3. Most of her 14 placements were abusive and overcrowded. In one home, 16 people lived in a small trailer where the children were regularly beaten, neglected, verbally assaulted, and starved. Another foster parent became a convicted pedophile. At one point, she was also placed with an alcoholic relative that was shot twice in front of her.

After spending almost ten years in the system, Ashley was finally adopted from a group home when she was twelve. Instead of seeing herself as a victim, Ashley has used her experience to find the strength to accomplish incredible things. She became a New York Times Bestselling author by age 22, holds a Master’s Degree in Social Work, ran for Florida State Senate at age 26, created and heads a non-profit organization, and she has been a foster parent to more than 20 children.

In this inspiring keynote, Ashley will show audiences how to overcome their own personal and professional challenges to accomplish more than they ever thought possible. She delivers her story with humor and grace, and attendees will leave energized and ready to take on the world! 

Learn More About Ashley Rhodes-Courter
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Presenting Sponsors

Sponsors

Teacher Sponsors

CAPS – In Memory of Keygan Reese

Construction Services, Inc.

First Housing Foundation, Inc.

Crystal & Stephen Whitescarver

Guardian Sponsors

Banker Lopez Gassler P.A.

Busciglio Sheridan & Schoeb Trial Attorneys

Vernon & Deborah Ellinger

Florida State Fair Authority

Older, Lundy, Alverez, Koch & Martino

Precise Construction

Tampa Steel Erecting Co.

Coach Sponsors

Gold & Diamond Source, Inc.

HUB International

KASE Wealth Management

Betsy & Randy Lay

Counselor Sponsors

Assurance Dimensions

Busciglio Orthodontics and Pediatric Dentistry

Judge Catherine Catlin Molly & Jim Crews

Hammond Psychology & Associates

Amy & Kurt Hull

LAMPLighters

Lincoln Financial/Benetic MercuryWorks

MJH Children’s Charities

PAR

Pay It Backward

Bridget & Dale Robertson

Become A Sponsor
Join Us At A Table

Sponsors

Teacher Sponsors

CAPS – In Memory of Keygan Reese

Construction Services, Inc.

First Housing Foundation, Inc.

Crystal & Stephen Whitescarver

Guardian Sponsors

Banker Lopez Gassler P.A.

Busciglio Sheridan & Schoeb Trial Attorneys

Vernon & Deborah Ellinger

Florida State Fair Authority

Older, Lundy, Alverez, Koch & Martino

Precise Construction

Tampa Steel Erecting Co.

Coach Sponsors

Gold & Diamond Source, Inc.

HUB International

KASE Wealth Management

Betsy & Randy Lay

Counselor Sponsors

Assurance Dimensions

Busciglio Orthodontics and Pediatric Dentistry

Judge Catherine Catlin Molly & Jim Crews

Hammond Psychology & Associates

Amy & Kurt Hull

LAMPLighters

Lincoln Financial/Benetic MercuryWorks

MJH Children’s Charities

PAR

Pay It Backward

Bridget & Dale Robertson

Become A Sponsor
Join Us At A Table

Assurance Dimensions

Busciglio Orthodontics and Pediatric Dentistry

Judge Catherine Catlin Molly & Jim Crews

Hammond Psychology & Associates

Amy & Kurt Hull

LAMPLighters

Lincoln Financial/Benetic MercuryWorks

MJH Children’s Charities

PAR

Pay It Backward

Bridget & Dale Robertson

QR code for donating to friends of Joshua House

Be a Rainbow for a Foster Child

Donate by scanning this QR code, texting IAMWORTHY to 44321, or give the completed envelope on the table to a volunteer.

Thank you for supporting our children!

Make a Cash Donation