Tag Archives: kids

  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. 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…

  4. 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…

  5. 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…

  6. 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…

  7. 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…

  8. 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…

  9. 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…

  10. The Prom Closet

    THE PROM CLOSET Danielle Pierson and Ebony Dycus became close, much like a big sister/little sister relationship due to some very similar circumstances and their own perseverance. Both of these young women spent over 12 years as wards of the state of Indiana. Each also aged out of the care of Department of Child Services…

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