Category Archives: News

  1. Holiday Gift Drive

    Our Holiday Gift Drive provides gifts for children served by the Child Advocates, who have been victims of life-threatening abuse or neglect and – as a result – have been placed in protective custody. This project makes the holiday season brighter for children who might otherwise be without gifts for Christmas. Our goal is to…

  2. Attorneys Only – Volunteer Training Class

      Child Advocates will host an Attorney Only – ONE DAY – CASA Volunteer training on Tuesday, December 5th from 1:00PM-7:30PM. The training will be held at Child Advocates office in suite 150. 6 hours of CLE is pending and the class is free for attorneys who complete it and volunteer with Child Advocates for…

  3. #GivingTuesday with Child Advocates

    On Tuesday, November 28, 2017 charities, families, businesses and communities around the world come together for a common purpose: to celebrate and encourage generosity. As part of this movement, we kindly ask you that you consider supporting us through #GivingTuesday. On behalf of the children we serve here at Child Advocates, we’re asking you to…

  4. Our Kids. Our Cases. Meet Tyler.

    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. Tyler (9 years old) was in the living room playing video games alone. Tyler’s father,…

  5. 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…

  6. Undoing Racism – A Community Call to Action

    It’s a conversation few people want to have. It makes us uncomfortable. Tense. Pits people against each other. It’s a conversation about racism. How to confront it and how to prevent it. “Undoing racism.” Is that even possible? One nonprofit executive has been committed to finding out, speaking loudly and clearly on the subject, since…

  7. 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…

  8. 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…

  9. 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…

  10. 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…