Conch Republic Days Royal Family

Conch Republic Royal Family

Welcome the newest members of the
Conch Republic Royal Family
and assist children in the Florida Keys.

The funds raised by the Conch Republic Royal Family is placed into the Conch Republic Foster Children’s Fund
and will be used to purchase those items for foster children that make them feel special.

Contact: Claire Hiller,, 305-809-5060

Go to Royal Family Page


2nd Annual Wesley House Family Services Gala

Lower Keys Medical Center administration donates $2,500

Board Chair Julio Torrado receives check for Wesley House Family Services, which was honored as one of the benefiting organizations from Lower Keys Medical Center’s for their donation from Doctor’s Day.

Administration and employees recognize the dedicated physicians who care for patients and their families.

In honor of the physicians, Lower Keys Medical Center administration donated $2,500 each to four not-for-profit organizations which were chosen by the medical staff.

Photo: (from left to right): Elmira Leto, Executive Director, MARC House; Matthew Partrick, MD, member, LKMC Medical Executive Committee; David Perry, MD, LKMC Chief of Surgery; Diana Flenard, Executive Director, MARC House; David Clay, LKMC CEO; David Towne, MD, Secretary/Treasurer of LKMC Medical Executive Committee; Julio Torrado, Chair, Wesley House Family Services Board of Directors; Jerome Covington, MD, LKMC Chief of Staff; Jennifer McComb, Chief Development Officer, Florida Keys Children’s Shelter.


Perfect Parent

A national adoption recruitment campaign—a partnership of the US Children’s Bureau, AdoptUSKids, and the Ad Council—promotes adoption from foster care and raises awareness of the 112,000 children and youth who are waiting to be adopted.

Built around the theme “You don’t have to be perfect to be a perfect parent,” this annual campaign uses humor to illustrate that youth in foster care don’t need perfection; they need the commitment and love a permanent adoptive family can provide.

Become a Foster Family

Foster parents are a unique group of people and have one thing in common: they want to provide children with a temporary supportive home while they are separated from their families.

Wesley House Family Services recruits, trains, and supports foster families for Monroe County children who can no longer remain safely in their own homes and do not have relatives to care for them.

Go to the Foster Care page

A message to our community and supporters around the state and country

Our children and families throughout the Florida Keys are in desperate need of your help.

Many foster parents, caregivers, adoptive parents, and staff have been displaced from their homes or have lost their homes completely.

There is a need to provide displaced caregivers short-term financial assistance to cover costs incurred not covered by state and federal assistance.

Our foster children have survived abuse, neglect or abandonment, and are now living through a real life nightmare.

The storm has not stopped the child welfare system from its urgent demands. Your financial assistance will go a long way to helping the foster care community provide services to families and help them rebuild and continue to provide the stability these children so desperately need.

Please give whatever you can as every dollar helps!