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  1. Melissa’s Story

    Our suffering began well before we were born. My younger siblings and I were all exposed to prenatal drug and alcohol use at birth, and each of us suffered the long-term effects. My sister and I were born with severe cleft palates leading to speech disabilities; my younger sister was born without arches on her…

  2. 8 Ways to Help Foster Children in School

     School. For so many children, it is a place of learning, of laughter, and a place to make friends and form relationships. Not so for children in foster care. It is a very difficult place, where academic failure and behavior problems are the norm.   For your child from foster care to truly have a…

  3. Meet CASA Volunteer, Sue Kobets

    When Sue Kobets became a CASA volunteer in 2010, she says she’d had her fill of board positions and wanted to find a volunteer opportunity that would allow her to directly serve children. Although she worked full time and was a busy mom raising a large family, she decided she could take on one CA…

  4. Laura’s Story

    Long before my feet touched Iraqi soil—before I even joined the United States Marine Corps—I was a veteran of a long war for survival. My first foe was my father, who was horribly abusive to my mother and me. When he finally left, a new enemy surprised me: my mother’s demons. I was 13 when…

  5. Thank You Superheroes

     2017 Child Advocates Superhero Run Results – https://131events.com/running-event-results/2017-casa-superhero-run/ Photos – http://www.131racephotos.com/2017-Event-Photos/Child-Advocates-Superhero-Run/ Thank you to everyone who participated, volunteered, contributed and/or sponsored the event. You are all truly superheroes to our children. We can’t thank you enough for all of your wonderful support. For 35 years Child Advocates has provided hope and help to more than 100,000 Marion…

  6. Superhero Run – Race Details

    2017 Superhero Run – Saturday June 24th at Fort Harrison State Park. WE ARE INSIDE THE PARK THIS YEAR – NEW COURSE! Please DO NOT drive into the park. Parking address and information is included below. It’s here! It’s here! We’re ready – you’re ready ….now let us give you the details: Online registration will…

  7. Gaining Ground by Letting Go

    If at first you don’t succeed, try, try again! Many of us were taught that a key to success is tenacity. But 18-year-old-Savanna says that her secret to moving forward was giving up. Savanna assumed the role of a parent at a very early age. Her mother—consumed by her addiction to alcohol and drugs—was seldom…

  8. From Victim to Victorious

    Six years ago, Dashun Jackson was a boy in need of a voice. After years of abuse at the hands of his mother and her boyfriend, he had many physical and emotional scars, including what he describes as an inability to talk with men. Today, Dashun is not only confidently representing himself—as a junior in…

  9. Josh Kelchner CASA Success Story: Focused on Family

    Josh Kelchner did everything he could to keep his family together. But it almost wasn’t enough. The oldest of four children, Josh and his younger siblings first came to the attention of Tennessee child protective services when he was 14 years old. Suffering from drug and alcohol addiction, their mother had been neglecting the children…

  10. Celebrating A Phenomenal Woman

    In honor of Mother’s Day last weekend….Child Advocates would like to features these two sweet siblings and their story. The article went out in the Indianapolis Recorder last Thursday and it’s too special not to share. The article features the story of Child Advocates staff member Danielle Pierson and her adopted son, pictured here. Please…

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