Tag Archives: Indy

  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. 2018 Superhero Run: Walk, Run or Fly with Us!

    Child Advocates will host it’s annual Superhero Run on Sunday, June 24, 2018 at Fort Harrison State Park. Registration is live and we are calling all superheroes to join us! The Superhero Run is an annual fundraiser to support Child Advocates’ mission to ensure every child in Indianapolis has a safe and secure home free of…

  4. Early Childhood Trauma

    In a 60 Minutes segment, which aired Sunday, March 11, Oprah Winfrey explored the long-term adverse effects of early childhood trauma with a leading authority in field of early childhood development.  Dr. Bruce Perry, psychiatrist and neuroscientist, discussed the complex issues and the technique of Trauma Informed Care to treat the maltreated and traumatized child….

  5. Charitable donations make a difference in the lives of foster children.

    Every donation makes a transformative difference in the life of a foster child. Each tax-deductible contribution to Child Advocates supports our CASA Program—the recruitment, training, and supervision of 700+ Court Appointed Special Advocates each year. These dedicated CASA volunteers are ordinary men and women who have stepped up to do extraordinary things:  they volunteer their time and…

  6. Child Advocates accepts Listen Learn Care Award

    Last week, the Listen Learn Care Foundation presented Child Advocates with the prestigious Listen Learn Care Award at its Difference Makers Leadership Forum in Delray Beach, Florida. “The Listen Learn Care award means so much to Child Advocates. This Foundation is a true leader in focusing on leadership development in nonprofits,” said Cindy Booth, Chief…

  7. 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.”…

  8. 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…

  9. 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…

  10. 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,…

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