Tag Archives: kids

  1. 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…

  2. Celebrating A Phenomenal Woman

    In honor of Mother’s Day last weekend….Child Advocates would like to features these two sweet siblings and their story. The article went out in the Indianapolis Recorder last Thursday and it’s too special not to share. The article features the story of Child Advocates staff member Danielle Pierson and her adopted son, pictured here. Please…

  3. Our Kids. Our Cases. Meet Jenny

    At only two weeks old, baby Jenny suffered a severe stroke due to an untreated illness, causing permanent brain damage and the need for lifelong medical care. At home with her mother, Jenny did not receive the specialized medical care she needed. Her daycare center called Child Protective Services (CPS) when she was two and…

  4. Bondar’s advocate together for kids in Indy

    You can volunteer to be a court-appointed special advocate in Marion County and look out for the best interests of kids whose parents are unable to give them a stable, safe place to live and the feeling that somebody does care about them. That’s what Cindy and Nick Bondar do as volunteers with Child Advocates in…

  5. Meet Jenny Tucker, the Volunteer Advocate

    Jenny Tucker says seeing the effects of the drug epidemic in Marion County on children is what motivated her to step in and help. Quoting Marion Wright Edelman (founder of the Children’s Defense Fund) Jenny says, “‘If we don’t stand up for children, then we don’t stand for much.’ I decided to stand.” Jenny is…

  6. Child Advocates 2016 Holiday Gift Drive

          A Season of Giving     Please help us provide 1000 Indianapolis children, who are victims of abuse and neglect, with gifts this holiday season. With your help, we can make their holidays a little brighter. Child Advocates is working together with Foster Fairies, Inc. (lead by CASA volunteer Aleksanda Pesalj) on…

  7. Meet Cedric, the Volunteer Advocate

    Tell me a little about yourself….(career, school, background info, etc) My name is Cedric Bridges. I am an Aviation Maintenance Technician. I am originally from Birmingham, Alabama but I’ve lived in the Indianapolis area for the past 20 years. I attended school at The College of San Mateo where I studied Aeronautical Engineering. When did…

  8. Our Kids. Our Cases. Meet Baby Anna.

    The following stories are 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. Anna is 6 months old. She lives with her mother in a small apartment on…

  9. Child Advocates 2015 Holiday Gift Drive

    Child Advocates 2015 Holiday Gift Drive

    Please help us provide 1000 Indianapolis children, who are victims of abuse and neglect, with gifts this holiday season. With your help, we can make their holidays a little brighter. Child Advocates is working together with Foster Fairies, Inc. (lead by CASA volunteer Aleksanda Pesalj) on this project. Ways You Can Help 1.) Sign-up to…

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