In 1991, a few friends who had been volunteering with several child welfare organizations, were asked by The Children’s Home Society (CHS) to form an auxiliary volunteer group. The mission of this auxiliary would be to create awareness and obtain support from the burgeoning Hispanic community in South Florida. The auxiliary was named “Amigos of Children’s Home Society.”
A year later, the group branched off and formed a new, independent organization which they named, Amigos For Kids. Amigos was founded to respond to the diverse needs of South Florida’s abused, neglected and less-fortunate children and their families through education, abuse prevention and community involvement.
In 2008, Amigos became an affiliate of the National Council of La Raza (NCLR), the largest Hispanic civil rights and advocacy organization in the United States. Today, Amigos For Kids has evolved into a mainstream nonprofit and its child abuse prevention message now reaches communities across the country – no matter their ethnicity or native language.