On Saturday night, the crowd at the Commons in downtown Columbus jammed to the 5th annual Crooners for CASA, a fundraiser supporting Advocates for Children.
At this event, teams of competitors perform musical numbers in karaoke style to a crowd of local residents who support the agency with contributions in the name of their favorite performers.Read more
It’s the time when many of us are examining the upcoming year, and determining our priorities. Whether it’s a new strategy at the office, more time spent with our children or grandchildren, or a few more visits to the gym, we’re deciding where to devote our energy. But for hundreds of children in our local community, the priority is clear – find a place to call home.Read more
From the moment the event began at 3:00 PM this past Saturday, the Fair Oaks Mall was packed with participants for this year's Night of a Thousand Jacks, a Halloween event benefiting Advocates for Children. While numbers are still being tabulated, event coordinators estimate that this was easily the highest attendance the event has ever received.Read more
Family Chiropractic Health and Wellness presented a check to Advocates for Children this week in the amount of $20,241 to support the agency's work on behalf of local victims of child abuse and neglect.Read more
As Advocates for Children continues to work to provide advocates for a record number of children suffering abuse and neglect, 8 new volunteers have stepped forward to take up the cause in Bartholomew and Jennings counties.Read more
With cases of child abuse and neglect in Bartholomew, Decatur, and Jennings counties at a record high, 12 individuals have stepped forward to guarantee that many of these children won't have to be alone during their time in the child protection system.Read more
Crooners for CASA rocked a crowd of approximately 250 guests at The Commons in downtown Columbus, helping to raise nearly $50,000 in support of Advocates for Children in the event's fourth year. The successful showing propelled the event to meet its goal of a lifetime total of $200,000 raised.Read more
There's a reason Demetrice Hicks became a Court Appointed Special Advocate (CASA). It's because, when he was only 13 years old and had just been pulled from an abusive home and thrust into the child protection system, it was a CASA volunteer that gave him his life back.Read more
7 volunteers took the final step in becoming advocates for local victims of child abuse and neglect on Monday evening.
At the Bartholomew County Courthouse, Juvenile Magistrate Heather Mollo led these volunteers in the oath that officially made them Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASAs).Read more