Our Roots

      In 2009 Wesley Hispanic United Methodist Church's female Pastor Arlene Hernandez & the Senior Pastor's wife Ruth Villafana created a ministry to help women in need. Both of these amazing women saw a huge need in our community to help other women and girls get essential services. This ministry was named Love & Care, which focused on empowerment, compassion, and providing counseling and direct services to women. This incredible ministry has helped hundreds of women in South Florida free of charge.

      In 2020 the ministry was changed into a nonprofit 501c3 named Tree of Life, which embodies the idea of parents being the roots of the family and branching new life into the world. Tree of Life Center offers services free of charge and ensures that quality information and direct services are provided. This has created a safe place for families without worrying about paying for services, needing legal status, nor judgment. The center's mission is to provide parents with the tools necessary to thrive, overcome, and be successful in every stage of their lives.

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Our Mission

Empower & Equip families with the tools necessary to overcome, thrive, and be successful in their parenting journey.

Our Vision

To ensure all parents have the tools they need by providing for their physical, emotional and intellectual needs through practical resources, support services, and parenting education.

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Our Services

We offer free direct services to our clients such as:

  • Pregnancy Tests

  • Parenting Classes

  • Maternity & Baby items

  • Referrals to Community and Health Departments for Prenatal Care

  • Other Outside Agency Referrals as needed including our partners

  • Ultrasounds with an ultrasounds technician; when available at the center. The center staff does not perform ultrasounds.

  • Peer Support

  • Pregnancy & Post-Partum Counseling

  • Support Groups

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Our Programs

Earn While You Learn is an education-based system of earning essential maternity, baby, and postpartum items*. Points are earned by attending weekly appointments with our family advocates who will guide you through a short parenting lesson which typically includes educational videos, discussions, and worksheets.

Individual and Group Classes Available:

  • Breastfeeding

  • Pregnancy Do’s & Don’t’s

  • Preparing For Baby

  • Miscarriage & Loss

  • Baby After Miscarriage

  • Self-Care During & After Pregnancy

  • Newborn Care

  • Infant Choking & CPR

  • Car Seat Training

  • Pregnancy Nutrition

  • Drugs & Alcohol During Pregnancy

  • Relationship Struggles During Pregnancy

  • Changes During Pregnancy

  • Prenatal Care

  • Planned vs. Unplanned Pregnancy

  • Pregnancy Yoga

  • Developmental Changes of Fetus

  • Pregnancy Massages to Relieve Pain

  • Dental Care During Pregnancy

  • Classes for Dad

We also offer FREE doula and lactation specialist services!

Earn While You Learn

Empowered Parents

Empowered Parents is a program in which parents can learn tips, tricks, strategies, and overall education on child rearing.  

Individual and Group Classes Available:

  • Postpartum

  • Self-Care After Pregnancy

  • Newborn, Infant, and Toddler Parenting

  • Infant Choking & CPR

  • Car Seat Training

  • Family Nutrition

  • Adoption

  • Disciplining Techniques

  • Developmental Milestones

  • Independent Child

  • Classes for Dad

All items that can be redeemed for points are provided through donation, but each item is pre-screened to ensure quality and safety.

 

Items include: prenatal vitamins, diapers, wipes, clothing, bottles, car seats, bassinets, cribs, high chairs, formula, and so much more.

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