When a young child is removed from an abusive or neglectful parent, Grandma’s Place provides a safe and welcoming home. This bright and cheerful emergency foster shelter is a vital component in the Florida Department of Children and Families’ safety net, annually serving about 110 Palm Beach County children from birth to age 12, including those with serious disabilities like autism or Down’s syndrome. Many have been abandoned by their parents or guardians, while others have been removed from dangerous family situations. For these physically and emotionally battered children, Grandma’s Place provides a starting point for recovery in a family-like setting until the young residents can be reunited with their families or placed with a suitable foster or adoptive home. At Grandma’s Place, each child enjoys a private bedroom with kid-friendly decor, a spacious living room, a library filled with children’s books, and communal meals on a farmhouse-style kitchen table. It’s a comfortable, nurturing setting for children to begin their journey to becoming successful, healthy adults.