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Stand Up for Vulnerable Children Who Need Child Advocates

In the heart of our community, there exists a vital lifeline, a beacon of hope that shines brightly for the most vulnerable among us – our children. We rely on the kindness and generosity of compassionate individuals like you to sustain this lifeline. Without Child Advocates, these innocent souls would find themselves adrift in a sea of bureaucracy, their voices silenced, their pleas unheard.

Year-round, we serve children who have experienced abuse and neglect or other life challenges, advocating for justice, equity, and well-being for them and other vulnerable children across Indiana. Please watch this video about our programs and the impact from our former CEO who recorded this before retiring in the New Year. We continue her nearly 30-year fight for thousands of vulnerable children across Indiana and you can, too.

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Financial gifts to Child Advocates ensure continued advocacy for children experiencing abuse, neglect, and/or other life challenges and they help protect the rights of our community’s most vulnerable youth. Give a one-time or recurring gift. However, you choose to give, your support will help us meet the needs of Indiana’s youth.

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Your Generosity Matters. Give Hope. Give Help.

In the heart of Indianapolis and across our state, where the echoes of laughter should fill the air, some children desperately need a voice, a guiding hand, and a glimmer of hope. You can make a profound impact on their lives through various avenues of support.

You can choose to give your time, investing in the future of these children by becoming an advocate and standing up for their rights and their voices. Your unique talents can shine as a beacon of creativity, helping us raise awareness and funds through events and campaigns that bring light to their stories.

And of course, your generosity in sharing your treasure, whether big or small, can be the lifeline that sustains our mission and ensures no child is left unheard or uncared for.

Child Advocates offers several transformational programs that serve vulnerable children across Indiana.

– Our experienced attorneys offer a variety of legal services for children in the child welfare system, and we are the only child organization of its kind in Indiana that offers ‘free, in-house’ direct representation attorneys for older foster children. They advocate for what children want in court and give them a voice in their future.

– We offer free educational liaisons who help children succeed if they are struggling in school.

– We are “Interrupting Racism for Children” with community workshops that are designed to build a future where a child’s race will not predict their life outcomes.

Together, we can be their voice, their hope, and their chance for a brighter tomorrow.

These are some of our stories of impact on children because of the generous support of people, like you, who have a heart for children. 

Every gift you give can help change their lives.

Teen Girl in Foster Care Who Had a Direct Representation Attorney from Child Advocates

 “I faced mental, emotional, and physical abuse from my parents. I wouldn’t cry because I would be perceived as weak. Without my attorney, I would have returned to an abusive home. And I was thinking about dropping out of high school. Now I’m in a new, safe home and preparing to go to college. My Direct Representation attorney changed my life!”

How your gift can help

If you give a gift of $25, $50, or more, you could help us fund a direct representation attorney’s yearly cost of $2500 to represent an older foster child in court. Our attorneys represent what they want for their lives. Your support will give children a voice in their future.

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Hurt Children, Abandoned By Their Mother, Facing Challenges in School 

Our educational liaisons, all of them educators, give help, at no cost, to children who are struggling in school due to life traumas or challenges. In one of many cases, they helped children whose parents abandoned them. The children were distrustful and anxious about their future which affected their schoolwork. Our educational liaisons collaborated with the school to help the children develop a relationship with school staff, join a counseling group, and build student friendships that improved their social connections and academic success.

How your gift can help

If you give a gift of $25, $50, or more, you will help fund one of our educational liaison’s yearly costs of $512 per child to provide free social, emotional, and educational support to help Hoosier children succeed. Your support will improve a child’s life outcomes because education gives them the skills they need to succeed.

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The Impact of Our Interrupting Racism for Children Workshops From Attendees

“This workshop really teaches everyone how to unlearn the stereotypes about other races because every bias we have is room for racism to keep growing.” “This workshop creates safe spaces for people to find common ground and shared purpose on behalf of children.” “I have never experienced a conversation about racism that both acknowledged the truth of everyone’s experience and also stayed focused on our common purpose and the goal of solidarity. It was both refreshing and informative.” 

How your gift can help:

If you give a gift of $25, $50, or more, you can help fund the $350 fee for any member of our community who wants to attend our two-day, award-winning, “no shame, no blame” workshops that are interrupting racism. Your support will help every child feel the warmth of acceptance for who they uniquely are, and have equal and equitable access to opportunities and possibilities in a life where they can thrive. 

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Every gift you give is not just an investment in a vulnerable child. It is an investment in generations of children, giving them a belief that they are loved, that they belong, and that the hopes and dreams they envision, even in the midst of life challenges, are meant for them, too. They need to know that all things are possible. We thank you for caring. We thank you for your advocacy. And so do the children we serve.

Here are some other ways you can make a difference for children, year-round:

 

Sponsor an Event

Child Advocates hosts events throughout the year to bring awareness and education to the community about the important work of Child Advocates. Presence at a Child Advocates event shows that your organization cares about and is committed to improving the outcomes of our community’s most vulnerable children.

Get ready for our annual Trivia Night coming up in May of 2024! It’s a popular ‘night on the town’ for friends and family as you guess fun facts and figures while making a difference in the lives of children.

We’ll have all the details as the date draws closer, but this is an event you don’t want to miss!

We appreciate any gift you can make and so do the children we serve. Thank you for being a child advocate.

Child Advocates, Inc. is a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit organization. Your gift is tax-deductible as allowed by law. 

Planned Giving

With a planned gift to Child Advocates, you can combine your desire to give with your overall financial, tax, and estate planning goals.

We appreciate any gift you can make and so do the children we serve. Thank you for being a child advocate.

Child Advocates, Inc. is a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit organization. Your gift is tax deductible as allowed by law. 

In-kind Gift

We value your donation of services or items which would otherwise have to be purchased. In-kind gifts include food, beverages, printing, transportation and more. We would love to hear from you about how you would like to give an in-kind gift.

We appreciate any gift you can make and so do the children we serve. Thank you for being a child advocate.

Child Advocates, Inc. is a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit organization. Your gift is tax deductible as allowed by law. 

Gift of Stock, IRA Contribution

Gifts of securities which have gone up in value since their purchase can provide additional benefits — you receive a charitable income tax deduction equal to the fair market value of the securities if they have been held longer than one year and you avoid capital gains tax.

We appreciate any gift you can make and so do the children we serve. Thank you for being a child advocate.

Child Advocates, Inc. is a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit organization. Your gift is tax deductible as allowed by law. 

Shop with Amazon Smile

Shop online at Amazon any time during the year and Amazon will donate 0.5% of your purchase to Child Advocates. Simply visit smile.amazon.com and choose “Child Advocates Indianapolis” as your charity. Then, start shopping!

We appreciate any gift you can make and so do the children we serve. Thank you for being a child advocate.

Child Advocates, Inc. is a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit organization. Your gift is tax deductible as allowed by law. 

Join the Cause: Your Donation is Their Lifeline.

Together, as a community united by love and empathy, we can be the resounding voice for those who have been silenced for far too long.

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