Category Archives: General

  1. Bondar’s advocate together for kids in Indy

    You can volunteer to be a court-appointed special advocate in Marion County and look out for the best interests of kids whose parents are unable to give them a stable, safe place to live and the feeling that somebody does care about them. That’s what Cindy and Nick Bondar do as volunteers with Child Advocates in…

  2. Meet Jenny Tucker, the Volunteer Advocate

    Jenny Tucker says seeing the effects of the drug epidemic in Marion County on children is what motivated her to step in and help. Quoting Marion Wright Edelman (founder of the Children’s Defense Fund) Jenny says, “‘If we don’t stand up for children, then we don’t stand for much.’ I decided to stand.” Jenny is…

  3. 2016 Holiday Gift Drive Thank You

    Thank you for making the 2016 Child Advocates Holiday Gift Drive a huge success! We collected more than 15,000 dolls, action figures, Lego sets, books, games, basketballs, stuffed animals and other wonderful toys for foster children all over the city. We would especially like to thank Pillow Logistics, Amazon, Toy Industry Foundation, Pacers, Simon, Indiana…

  4. The Final “Undoing Racism” Speakers Series

    As our nation’s presidential election results affirm, America is a nation divided, politically, with rising racial tension during and after the campaign. But Child Advocates, a non-profit organization in Indianapolis, has been committed to “undoing racism” for several years through community workshops and, this Fall, it launched a four-part, monthly Speakers Series for the public….

  5. Undoing Racism Speakers Series Part 4

    Part 4 of Child Advocates Undoing Racism Series will feature Ronald Chisom Where: Martin University (2186 N Sherman Dr, Indianapolis, IN 46218) When: Thursday,  December 1 Please RSVP to Nikita Garner Ronald Chisom is the Executive Director and Co-founder of The People’s Institute for Survival and Beyond. He has organized tenants, fisherman, cane cutters and poor people…

  6. Child Advocates 2016 Holiday Gift Drive

          A Season of Giving     Please help us provide 1000 Indianapolis children, who are victims of abuse and neglect, with gifts this holiday season. With your help, we can make their holidays a little brighter. Child Advocates is working together with Foster Fairies, Inc. (lead by CASA volunteer Aleksanda Pesalj) on…

  7. Undoing Racism Speakers Series Part 3

    Part 3 of Child Advocates Undoing Racism Series will feature Barbara Crain Major Where: Indianapolis Urban League (Sam H. Jones Center 777 Indiana Avenue Indianapolis, IN 46202) When: Thursday,  November 10th Please RSVP to Nikita Garner   Barbara Crain Major is a community organizer and trainer with over forty years of experience in local, national, and international…

  8. Getting to Know Joyce James

    The Undoing Racism Speakers series has been a great success. Please join us to hear Joyce James, our second dynamic speaker, discuss race, racism and how people of all races must come together to change our communities and change the future for all children (for details on this event click here). She has been changing lives…

  9. Meet Debra, the Volunteer Advocate

    Tell me a little about yourself….(career, school, background info, etc)  I am 48, married, with 2 kids (ages 22 and 19).  My husband and I are close to being empty-nesters now, which partially played into my decision to apply to be a CASA volunteer  I am a 26-year employee of Eli Lilly and Company.  I…

  10. Undoing Racism Speaker Series Part 2

    Part 2 of Child Advocates Undoing Racism Speakers Series will feature Joyce James, LMSW-AP Where: St. Luke’s United Methodist Church When: Thursday, October 20th 5:30pm-7:30pm Please RSVP to Nikita Garner   Nationally recognized as a leading expert on issues impacting the most vulnerable of populations, Ms. James began her professional career as a Child Protective…

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