COVID-19 : Not Everyone is Safer with Social Distancing.
20% of all calls regarding child abuse and neglect come from schools. With schools closed, families remaining at a distance, children inside, and parents stressed by the current circumstances, this creates a perfect storm of events to endanger children.
Following guidelines provided by the CDC and to help ensure the health and safety of our amazing staff and volunteers, we are closing our offices through July. However, we will continue to advocate for the abused and neglected children we serve. We will be working remotely, responding to emails and messages during regular business hours. Our fierce advocacy of abused and neglected children will continue uninterrupted. We are still accepting volunteer inquiries at this time and will be showing all new volunteer trainings via video.
We believe in protecting children, serving communities, and empowering volunteers.
We are an independent non-profit organization who represents the best interests of children in Foster Care. We train, mentor, and support volunteers who serve as advocate for these children. Our ultimate goal is for these children to thrive in safe, nurturing, and permanent homes.
CHILDREN SERVED BY AN ADVOCATE ARE:
More likely to stay together as siblings
Half as likely to re-enter Foster Care
Spend less time in Foster Care
8x’s more likely to graduate High School
Building Healthier Communities
We believe, you and I can make a positive difference in the lives of the children living in our communities. Advocates like you can help reduce the time a child spends in Foster Care, and improve their positive outcomes, which in turn builds a healthier community.
In order to advocate, you must be 21 or older, able to pass a finger-print based background check, and be willing to dedicate 5-8 hours a month of your time to a child or sibling group as their advocate for their duration in Foster Care – an average of 12-16 months.
As an advocate, you will investigate their circumstances, represent their best interests before a Judge, and follow the case to ensure the health and safety of these children while they remain in care.