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Share Your Memories of Twenty-Five Years of The Family Cafe!

With The Family Cafe’s 25th Anniversary coming up next year, we’re collecting thoughts, memories, and reflections from people that have been a part of what we do over the years.

Has The Annual Family Cafe made a difference for you and your family? We want to know about it!

Please use this form to share your thoughts and memories!

Feedback Wanted! Submit a Pink Card and Report Card

The Family Cafe has two ways for you to make your voice heard!

Were you at The 24th Annual Family Cafe? If so, we want to know what you thought about it! What did you like? What could be better? What should we include next year? Let us know by completing a Report Card online here.

Have a question or comment about the disability service system in Florida? This is your chance to get an answer and help other families like yours at the same time! Complete a Pink Card online here, and we’ll forward your question or comment to the relevant office or agency. Their responses will appear in The 24th Annual Family Cafe Questions & Answers Book, which will be published in the fall.

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The 15th Annual Youth Summit, August 5-6

The Family Cafe and The Florida Youth Council invite all transition-age youth with disabilities to join us at The 15th Annual Youth Summit, this August 5-6 in Orlando!

The Annual Youth Summit is a place for young people with disabilities between the ages of 15 and 30 from communities across the state of Florida to come together to learn, share, and network. The Annual Youth Summit brings together over 200 youth and emerging leaders to attend engaging youth-only sessions on a wide variety of topics, including transition, workplace preparedness, and post-secondary schooling. It features a great, youth-friendly keynote and fun social activities, including a dance party to cap off the festivities. There are plenty of opportunities for attendees to network, and share their thoughts, experiences, and aspirations!

The 15th Annual Youth Summit will be held at The Florida Hotel and Conference Center in Orlando on August 5-6, 2022. Limited financial assistance to cover the cost of hotel accommodation is available.

Click here to Register Online!

The April CAN Newsletter

The latest edition of the Change Agent Network Newsletter is here!

This time, we have a review of the recently-concluded 2022 Florida Legislative Session, with an update on one of the leading issues for the disability community, provider rate increases for direct support providers. 

You’ll also find an update on The 24th Annual Family Cafe, as well as information on a FROM pre-conference training event where you can hone your advocacy and organizational development skills.

Check out the April CAN Newsletter here!

We're Here to Help

Resources For you

We’ve curated a list of resources from assistive tech to housing assistance so you can always get the help you need

View Our Partner List

These micro-enterprise businesses are owned and operated by persons with disabilities. We proudly promote their services year round

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Donate to The Family Café

Since 1998, The Family Café has been connecting Floridians with disabilities and their families with information, training, resources, and networking opportunities. The families that came together to create The Family Café, and our signature event, The Annual Family Café, believed that by coming together, Florida families could support each other, connect each other with critical resources, and build inclusive, disability-friendly communities.

To realize our vision of a future where people with disabilities are truly valued, we rely on the investment of those that share our beliefs. If you want to help us build a future where people with disabilities can thrive in their communities, we invite you to support our work my making a donation today.

The Family Café is a 501c3 nonprofit organization, and your contribution will be fully tax deductible.

Offline donations can be made by mailing a check to:

The Family Cafe
820 E Park Ave., Suite F-100
Tallahassee, FL, 32301

Contact The Family Café

820 East Park Ave. Suite F-100. Tallahassee, FL 32301

Phone: (850) 224-4670

Toll Free: (888) 309-CAFE

Fax: (850) 224-4674

Email: info@familycafe.net

The Family Cafe Network

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