Fred Griffin, Jr. is a proud husband to his lovely wife Dantrell Griffin; father of two beautiful daughters.
In 2013, Touching Heart's Group Homes, LLC was discovered by Fred Griffin, Jr. Growing up as a young boy in the small town of Eustis, FL. Fred never knew what he really wanted to be in life. As time passed him by, Fred started to understand his calling. Fred goals and passion for individuals with disabilities became his number one focus.
Since 2006, throughout his years’ of experience, Fred has enjoyed having a great reputation as an efficient person. Fred also have a knack for immediately establishing a great rapport with individuals with developmental and mental disabilities. Eight of Fred years were spent working in a Behavioral Medical Division with developmental disability individuals as a program supervisor.
Additionally, Fred is a team player as well. Under Fred leadership, it has been his pleasure to work on different projects. In these projects, his willingness to collaborate and adapt with others by listening and respectfully doing his assignments completely. In 2005, Fred graduated from Eustis High School with his diploma and his Culinary Arts Degree.
In 2009, Fred started modeling as a professional model for the world's biggest modeling agency, John Casablances of Orlando. This is where his life would never be the same for the better. Correctly, Fred is the founder/director of:
*Touching Heart's Group Homes, LLC.
*Father Gang Clothing (TM)
*Fred Griffin, Jr. Scholarship
*Co-Owner of Confectionately Yours Cakes N' Bakes
*Touching Heart's Academy & Adult Day Training Program
* Author- Graced For Purpose ( 2019 Cancer survivor)
Fred is very involved in his community. Fred involvements are as followed:
Citadel of Hope Ministries Board of Director;
Inspirational/Motivational Speaker for Lake-Sumter State College;
Community Volunteer for Lake, Marion, & Sumter counties schools; Citadel of Hope Ministries Business Mentoring Network Coordinator;
Making of Miracles, Inc.;
Citadel of Hope Ministries Millennial Leadership Academy Alumnus;
Mentor for Big Brothers Big Sisters, Inc. 2011-2017
Lake County, FL Elder Affairs Board Member 2015-2017
November 2019, Fred received Best of Central, FL Award: Young Professional Business of the Year.
April 2018, Fred received Trio Upward Bound & Talent Search Community Collaboration Award by Lake-Sumter State College.
January 2018, Fred was an Eagle Award finalist for Emerging Business Of The Year with African American Chamber of Commerce Central, FL.
June 2017, Fred was listed in Lake/Sumter Style Magazine for Business Men of Style. Fred believe in what's right by treating everyone with dignity and respect. Fred also love to be in the presence of people witnessing a blessed smile.
Grace & Peace!
Heal The Broken-Hearted And Binds Up Their Wounds.