Tag Archives: Child Welfare

  1. Meet Jayne Thorne, CASA Volunteer and Activist

    Jayne has always had a passion for children. She first heard about Child Advocates when she attended an Undoing Racism Speaker Series. Later she said, “I kept seeing ads about Child Advocates and what they were doing.” That combined with Jayne’s passion for race studies, race relations and diversity drew her to being a CASA…

  2. CASA Reward: Seeing a Child Reach Their Fullest Potential

    CASA Reward: Seeing a Child Reach Their Fullest Potential Jacky is one of Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA) for Children’s most tenured advocates – fighting for children’s rights for over eight years. She loves being a CASA. She loves that being a CASA allows her to use her knowledge as a school guidance counselor, but it also…

  3. Board Member Spotlight

    Monique Gordy is originally from Indianapolis and currently lives in Noblesville. She has a twin sister and parents close by. Monique went to high school at Lawrence Central High School, obtained her BS at Butler University and her MSA at Indiana University. Monique currently works at Community North Hospital as an Accountant. She has been…

  4. Our Kids. Our Cases. Meet Jacob.

    Growing up, Jacob experienced physical and emotional abuse. After being removed from his home, he switched living arrangements and schools multiple times. He had very little support as he tried to navigate and adapt to each new living situation. Much of the time he felt alone and apathetic—especially about school. Jacob’s grades began slipping. He…

  5. Child Advocates Community Forums

    Throughout 2018 Child Advocates will partner with various Indianapolis Public Libraries to host Community Forums. These community forums serve to raise awareness on how drugs and violence are impacting Indy’s children. Join us for one of our many community forums and how you can help. No RSVP necessary. We hope to see you there! January…

  6. Our Kids. Our Cases. Meet Sarah.

    It was about a year ago. Sarah, then 10, was at home with her mother, Rachel, when she took a terrible fall, hitting her head and gashing her eyebrow. Stunned but aware she was injured, she walked to a neighbor’s house and tapped on the door.   “I’m hurt,” she said. “My mom can’t help.”…

  7. Our Kids. Our Cases. Ruby & Dylan.

    The following story is true; though names and specific details have been altered in order protect the privacy of our children. Every day in Indianapolis more than 10 children are victims of abuse and neglect. These are their stories. Ruby and Dylan Simpson do a lot of home school activities and outings, but the educational…

  8. Hank, the CASA Volunteer

    Hank greets everyone with a big, welcoming smile and sparkling blue eyes. His presence is comforting, and that is especially important because Hank is a CASA volunteer who speaks on behalf of children living in the foster care system. Children living in foster care have experienced traumatizing abuse or neglect. A comforting, consistent, caring adult,…

  9. 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…

  10. Adoption in the U.S.

    November is National Adoption Month, and to honor this special time, we’re sharing this helpful infographic. We hope this graphic will help you understand more about the adoption process and adoption in general. Here at Child Advocates we’re dedicated to finding children safe and appropriate homes in Indianapolis. We use community volunteers to help represent the best…

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