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Unaccompanied Minors

Providing a safe place.

LSF Family Focus helps unaccompanied minors in the United States with a safe place to receive housing, education, and services.


LSF’s Dream Center is a program located in Sarasota that provides a safe and welcoming place for children ages 13-17 to temporarily reside and build a stronger future.

The program provides wrap around comprehensive services including case management, medical, behavioral health and education services. Each child residing at LSF’s Dream Center receives a complete physical, dental exam, risk and educational assessments to determine their own individual needs plan.

The children residing at the Dream Center are in the custody of the federal government while they await federally approved placement with a family member or sponsor in the United States. LSF offers them a friendly environment, personalized services, and assists in a safe transition to their approved placement.

The average length of stay for each child is approximately three weeks.

Program Services:

  • Initial screening and assessment
  • Medical and mental health services
  • Education
  • Outdoor recreation
  • Unification with sponsor(s)

We are here to help you get started and to answer any questions, first step is to call or visit an LSF Family Focus Refugee & Immigration Services location near you.