Tag Archives: child

  1. Holidays are Difficult for Indiana Foster Children

    “There is no keener revelation of society’s soul than the way in which it treats its children” – Nelson Mandela It’s that time of year again when people of all ages are heading back to their families and homes. The holidays are quickly approaching and it’s a time where we find ourselves surrounded by the…

  2. 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…

  3. Holiday Gift Drive 2018

    It’s time for Child Advocates Holiday Gift Drive! Help us make the holidays a little brighter for foster children! Our holiday gift drive provides gifts to children in foster care who might otherwise be without presents this year. Our goal is to provide more than 1,000 Indianapolis foster children with gifts this holiday season!  …

  4. 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…

  5. 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…

  6. 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…

  7. 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…

  8. Meet Sophie

    Sophie was removed from her home just after starting preschool. Her teachers noticed she was not learning as quickly as her classmates, and would most likely need extra help to be kindergarten ready. She is now living with her grandparents. She turns five next week. A  CASA volunteer stepped up to advocate for Sophie. With…

  9. 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.”…

  10. A Holiday Story Worth Sharing

    I want to thank you for your support on behalf of our mission and agency in 2017. Your dedication to children in Indianapolis has touched many lives, one of which I was fortunate enough to encounter. Last week, I was in one of my favorite restaurants for breakfast and my usual waitress was so excited…