Category Archives: News

  1. Startling Numbers You Need To Know

    CHINS Cases Continue to Surge in Indianapolis The numbers tell the story of the overwhelming amount of new cases flooding the Child Welfare Courts in Marion county. They have been increasing steadily since early 2014, correlating with the heroin epidemic in our region.   There were 498 new CHINS (child in need of services) in July. Compare…

  2. Giving back, with Joan Marsden

    It’s a hot day, but a beautiful day – not just because the sky is boldly blue and the sun is shining – but because people are shining the light of compassion on their community. And they’re showing that compassion – to children. Joan Marsden is among those shining her light. She is a volunteer…

  3. Meet Cedric, the Volunteer Advocate

    Tell me a little about yourself….(career, school, background info, etc) My name is Cedric Bridges. I am an Aviation Maintenance Technician. I am originally from Birmingham, Alabama but I’ve lived in the Indianapolis area for the past 20 years. I attended school at The College of San Mateo where I studied Aeronautical Engineering. When did…

  4. Our Kids. Our cases. Meet Sasha.

    The following story is true; though names and specific details have been altered in order protect the privacy of our children. Every day in Marion County more than 10 children are victims of abuse and neglect. These are their stories. Sasha is not your average 14 year old girl. Sasha’s days are spent more like an…

  5. Volunteer Spotlight

    Meet Mary Glenn Rhinne, the Volunteer Advocate Mother of three daughters, grandmother of seven.  Career in deaf education that led to teaching opportunities in three states. Doctorate in education,    retired principal of the IN School for the Deaf.  Has been a Volunteer Advocate for 4 1/2 years, handling 5 cases involving 16 children. Mary Glenn…

  6. A Very Special Mother’s Day Gift

    Every child deserves to have loving parents. Yet, not every child is lucky enough to have them. This Mothers’ Day you can help children who have experienced abuse and/or neglect by the people who are supposed to care for them. Honor your mother by making a donation in her name so that Marion County children…

  7. City BBQ Teams up with Child Advocates in May

    City Barbeque

    On Wednesday, May 18 City BBQ has agreed to donate 25% of ALL their proceeds at ALL 4 location to Child Advocates. A printed flyer must be presented, get it here You can also stop by the CA office and we’ll get one for you. Please visit any of City BBQ’s 4 locations around Indianapolis on…

  8. Will You Go Blue?

    Go Blue for Child Advocates this April Did you know? April is National Child Abuse Prevention Month and you can show your support by going blue.  How can you go blue? By helping us raise money, awareness and recruit volunteers for Child Advocates. April is all about our children and we hope you’ll join us…

  9. Meet Harriet, the volunteer advocate.

    Tell me a little about yourself…. background….age, family, career, etc…. An Indianapolis resident for over 43 years, I retired in 2010 after 36 years as an Elementary Teacher. Retirement has allowed me to spend more time with my daughter’s family and my three grandchildren here in Indy and to visit my son and his wife…

  10. Our Kids. Our Cases. Meet Ariel

    The following stories are true; though names and specific details have been altered in order protect the privacy of our children. Every day in Marion County more than 10 children are victims of abuse and neglect. These are their stories. Ariel is escorted into a room at the Emergency Shelter Care Unit. She is very…

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