Tag Archives: Indianapolis

  1. Indianapolis Free Kids Fairs, Backpacks and School Supplies

    Looking for access to free backpacks, school supplies and more in Indy? We have a list of several events in July that can help with a variety of back to school needs! We hope you can take advantage of one of these great events! Summercation! Free Kids Fair – Child Advocates, DCS, Children’s Bureau and…

  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. A Super Day for Superheroes

    Over 700 superheroes came out on race day and together we raised just over $70,000! Thank you to everyone who participated, volunteered, contributed and/or sponsored the event. You are all superheroes to children in Indianapolis. For over 36 years, Child Advocates has provided life-saving advocacy to more than 100,000 Marion Country children by speaking for…

  4. 2018 Superhero Run Details

    Schedule: Friday, June 22nd 10am – 7:00pm Packet Pickup at Child Advocates Office 8200 Haverstick Rd Suite 150 (Main Floor) Indianapolis, IN 46240 Race Day Details: Sunday, June 24th Race Location: Fort Harrison State Park 5830 N. Post Road, Indianapolis   Timeline: 6:45am Shuttles from Parking Begin (See details below) 7:00am – 8:15am Packet Pickup…

  5. 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…

  6. 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…

  7. 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…

  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. 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…

  10. 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…

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