Tag Archives: foster

  1. 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.”…

  2. 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…

  3. Our Kids. Our Cases. Meet Tyler.

    The following story is true; though names and specific details have been altered in order protect the privacy of our children. Every day in Marion County more than 10 children are victims of abuse and neglect. These are their stories. Tyler (9 years old) was in the living room playing video games alone. Tyler’s father,…

  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…

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