Tag Archives: volunteers

  1. 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…

  2. 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,…

  3. Holiday Gift Drive

    Our Holiday Gift Drive provides gifts for children served by the Child Advocates, who have been victims of life-threatening abuse or neglect and – as a result – have been placed in protective custody. This project makes the holiday season brighter for children who might otherwise be without gifts for Christmas. Our goal is to…

  4. Attorneys Only – Volunteer Training Class

      Child Advocates will host an Attorney Only – ONE DAY – CASA Volunteer training on Tuesday, December 5th from 1:00PM-7:30PM. The training will be held at Child Advocates office in suite 150. 6 hours of CLE is pending and the class is free for attorneys who complete it and volunteer with Child Advocates for…

  5. CASA Volunteers Make a Difference

    Tania “In my service as a CASA, I have learned to persevere and take challenges head-on,” Tania said. “As much as I have learned what my case child is capable of, I have also learned what I am capable of.” Tania Jabour, a Humanities instructor at High Tech High, became a CASA volunteer when she…

  6. Why Halloween can be Overwhelming for Foster Kids

    I think most of the American public has seen It’s The Great Pumpkin Charlie Brown, right? It’s a Halloween tradition in our house. This cartoon features a boy named Linus, who is convinced that a fictional entity called The Great Pumpkin is going to show up in the middle of a pumpkin patch and shower…

  7. 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,…

  8. 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…

  9. 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…

  10. 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…