Who we are

We believe that all children deserve a healthy, happy, and safe childhood, and by partnering with parents, we can help them have one.

  • Our Story
  • A vision to change the course for kids


    Children's Healing InstituteIn the early 1980s, a dedicated course-changer and longtime Exchange Club member named Dick Webber wanted to help overwhelmed parents. So he helped to create a place for these parents in Ft. Pierce where they could find the support they need. Next, he wanted to bring the same support to parents in Palm Beach County. Though he died before he could make this happen, his passion inspired fellow Exchange Club members to bring his vision to life. And, in 1987, the Exchange Club Dick Webber Center for the Prevention of Child Abuse was established (known today as The Children’s Healing Institute). In 1988, the center served a handful of families, and thousands have been helped in the thirty-plus years that followed.

    Our programs make it easy for parents to access our care by providing services in English, Spanish, and Haitian Creole… by meeting with families in their home… by offering flexible hours to accommodate evening and weekend visits… and by never asking a parent to pay or use their insurance for our services.

    Over three decades later, Dick’s passion continues to inspire our work and his belief that with guidance and support, parents can create healthy, safe, and nurturing homes is a belief that serves as a foundation for all of our programs.

     

  • Our Mission
  • What guides and drives us


    Our mission
    The mission of The Children’s Healing Institute is to prevent child abuse by strengthening families facing crisis, challenge, and change.

    Our dream
    We envision a community where children are loved unconditionally and parents feel supported and empowered.

  • Our Team
  • Meet our dedicated course changers


    Sandy Munoz, LMHC, Psy.D.
    CEO
    Suzan Santosus
    Chief Operating Officer
    Kerry DeBay, LMHC, ATR-BC
    Chief Program Officer
    George Brener, M.D.
    Medical Director
    Naomi Rodriguez
    Administrative Assistant
    Chelsea Johnson, MS, MT-BC, LMT
    TEACUP Preemie Program® Coordinator
    Natalie Velasquez-Rojas, MA
    Parent Aide Coordinator
    Tamara Pierre, LMHC
    Parent Aide Coordinator
    Karen Cohen, MSW
    Youth Mentoring Coordinator
    Liana Rodriguez, MSW
    TEACUP Preemie Program® Specialist
    Yanique Davis, LMHC
    Parent Aide Clinical Worker
  • Board of Directors
  • Meet our Board of Directors


    Our volunteer Board of Directors is made up of dedicated individuals who contribute significant amounts of time, talent, and energy to further the mission of our organization.

    Christopher Keller
    President
    Patricia Mack
    Vice President
    Guy Colella
    Treasurer
    Joel Rask
    Secretary
    Kevin Asbacher
    Director

     

    Interested in joining our Board?

  • Careers
  • Are you ready to change course?


    Part Time Office Assistant

    Posted 2/22/2021  |  Position start date: March 22, 2021

    Resumes will be accepted through 3/5/2021.  To apply, send your resume to SSantosus@ChildrensHealingInstitute.org

    View/Download Job Description here.

     

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