Tag Archives: advocate

  1. 8 Ways to Help Foster Children in School

     School. For so many children, it is a place of learning, of laughter, and a place to make friends and form relationships. Not so for children in foster care. It is a very difficult place, where academic failure and behavior problems are the norm.   For your child from foster care to truly have a…

  2. Meet CASA Volunteer, Sue Kobets

    When Sue Kobets became a CASA volunteer in 2010, she says she’d had her fill of board positions and wanted to find a volunteer opportunity that would allow her to directly serve children. Although she worked full time and was a busy mom raising a large family, she decided she could take on one CA…

  3. 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…

  4. Gaining Ground by Letting Go

    If at first you don’t succeed, try, try again! Many of us were taught that a key to success is tenacity. But 18-year-old-Savanna says that her secret to moving forward was giving up. Savanna assumed the role of a parent at a very early age. Her mother—consumed by her addiction to alcohol and drugs—was seldom…

  5. From Victim to Victorious

    Six years ago, Dashun Jackson was a boy in need of a voice. After years of abuse at the hands of his mother and her boyfriend, he had many physical and emotional scars, including what he describes as an inability to talk with men. Today, Dashun is not only confidently representing himself—as a junior in…

  6. Josh Kelchner CASA Success Story: Focused on Family

    Josh Kelchner did everything he could to keep his family together. But it almost wasn’t enough. The oldest of four children, Josh and his younger siblings first came to the attention of Tennessee child protective services when he was 14 years old. Suffering from drug and alcohol addiction, their mother had been neglecting the children…

  7. Our Kids. Our Cases. Meet Jenny

    At only two weeks old, baby Jenny suffered a severe stroke due to an untreated illness, causing permanent brain damage and the need for lifelong medical care. At home with her mother, Jenny did not receive the specialized medical care she needed. Her daycare center called Child Protective Services (CPS) when she was two and…

  8. 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…

  9. 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…

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