Tag Archives: advocate

  1. Helping Foster Children Reach Their Fullest Potential

    Allan, a semi-retired pharmacist, read a book years ago that affected him profoundly, “Throw Away Children”, by Judge Lisa Richette. In her clarion call for reform, the author recounts many heart-wrenching cases of children who fell through the cracks of the juvenile court system – children who are left feeling unprotected, unloved and bereft of…

  2. What We’re Thankful for in 2018

    Gratitude unlocks the fullness of life. It turns what we have into enough, and more. It turns denial into acceptance, chaos to order, confusion to clarity. It can turn a meal into a feast, a house into a home, a stranger into a friend. – Melody Beattie. There are a lot of reasons why it’s…

  3. Finding a Forever Family

    Part 1 At just 4 years and 2 months old, the odds were stacked against Diggs and Myles. CPS had removed them from their mothers care due to her drug addiction. Their father had been diagnosed with cancer and was unable to care for them. Their family was struggling. The children were placed in foster…

  4. Meet CASA Volunteer, Jim Thorne

    Jim Thorne was first introduced to Child Advocates by an Undoing Racism Speakers Series event that was hosted at his church by Child Advocates.  He knew his wife was interested in the program, so he decided to join her.  It wasn’t long after that Jim and Jayne had decided to go through the volunteer training…

  5. Volunteer – It’s Good for Your Health!

    When it comes to volunteering, it is true what they say: “What goes around comes around.”  It looks like the positive actions of volunteerism, comes back to the volunteer in the form of improved emotional and physical health as well as longevity. In fact, if done for the right reasons, studies show that volunteerism contributes…

  6. CASA Volunteer Melanie Martin Empowers Children

    Melanie wanted to give back to her community and decided that the CASA volunteer program would be a good fit. “When I first signed up to be a CASA volunteer, I didn’t anticipate I’d be meeting these kids who handle their grueling situations with such strength and grace,” said Melanie. “I know I’ve made an…

  7. Educational Advocacy – Tips to Help Advocate for Foster Kids in School

    August usually means two things to a child – summer is almost over and the first day of school is right around the corner. For the children we serve at Child Advocates, school can be a huge challenge. Consistency isn’t always a given. Often our kids are starting new schools and possibly moving to new…

  8. Foster Care to Fashionista. The Power of Perseverance.

    Ebony was four years old when the red convertible pulled up to her house and a lady from the Department of Child Services took her away from her home. This would be the first of many times when Ebony and her sisters would be separated from their parents and each other while being placed in…

  9. Volunteer Program, New Training Director

    Child Advocates is pleased to announce Chris Mundy as our new Director of Training for the Volunteer Program. Mundy has served Child Advocates for over 14 years. “I’m excited about the opportunity to enhance the training of the volunteer program so our CASA Volunteers are able to do a great job of serving our children,”…

  10. The Best Decision I Ever Made

    Like most of us, Faith leads a busy life. Business appointments, errands, and family responsibilities can stretch Judy to the limit. Some may balk at the busy pace, but it does not bother Faith. She is used to the mileage and the challenges of a busy life. She is a mother, a grandmother, a business…