Tag Archives: Child Welfare

  1. 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…

  2. Summer in Foster Care

    Finally, the end of the school year, it’s summertime! Childhood summers prompt memories of the beach, heading off to summer camp and playing outside with friends until dinner. Summer days should be for making lifelong, cherished memories. When you live in foster care, however, just because the school year ends, does not mean that your…

  3. Indianapolis Child Advocates Undoing Racism Program Expands

    The Indianapolis Foundation, a CICF affiliate, presented Child Advocates with a $100,000 grant on to support capacity expansion of the Undoing Racism Workshop in Central Indiana. In 2010, Child Advocates began a partnership with The People’s Institute for Survival and Beyond to begin addressing the disproportionate percentage of African American children in the Marion County…

  4. Our children. Our cases. Meet Korrie.

    Korrie is 6 years old. She just started second grade and her teacher notices Korrie can’t write her name and is struggling academically. Korrie often comes to school in dirty clothes and appears to be malnourished. DCS (Department of Child Services) Intake Unit received a report about Korrie and her condition. A DCS case manager…

  5. Staff Member Highlight

    Joseph Fischer joined Child Advocates in 2014 as a staff advocate, after working two years at the Department of Child Services. Joseph spent two years in the Juvenile Court Program and then transitioned to the Legal Department in fall of 2016. Joseph has two children and enjoys spending his free time outdoors and seeing live…

  6. 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…

  7. 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…

  8. 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…

  9. 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…

  10. 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…