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Children in Crisis gets keys to new foster home

Staff Writer
The Destin Log
Architect Jamey Mattern with DAG Architecture (left) and Damian Curtis, owner of D. L. Curtis Construction, presented the keys to the DCWAF Travis Tringas Cottage to Children in Crisis President and CEO, Ken Hair and Chair of the Board of Directors, Kitty Johnson.

Architect Jamey Mattern with DAG Architecture and Damian Curtis, owner of D. L. Curtis Construction, recently gave the keys to the Destin Charity Wine Auction Festival Travis Tringas Cottage to Children in Crisis. CIC will cut the ribbon on this family foster home at 4 p.m. Oct. 20 at the CIC Children's Neighborhood in Fort Walton Beach. The entire community is invited.

This is the fourth Family Foster Home to be built at the CIC Children’s Neighborhood. The Emergency Shelter for abused and neglected children and DCWAF Teen Opportunity Home for children aging out of foster care who would become homeless, opened in 2008 and 2010.

The new facility provides a home to 12 foster children and is designed to keep large sibling families of brothers and sisters together. Construction of the home was made possible through a donation from the James Travis Tringas Memorial Foundation, Inc. and a grant from the Destin Charity Wine Auction Foundation.

“We are very fortunate to have the wonderful support of our community," Hair said. "The CIC Board, donors and volunteers have proven how important it is for our community to provide a safe haven to the abused, neglected and abandoned children who don’t have a home.”