This year, make children your priority

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.

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Fundraiser Nears $32,000 for Advocates for Children

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.

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Family Chiropractic and Wellness tops $20,000 in Giving

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.

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Court Appointed Special Advocates Address Community Need

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.

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New Volunteers Serving Vulnerable Children

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.

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Reams Raises $12K for Advocates

The Columbus community's commitment to its most vulnerable citizens during Child Abuse Prevention Month continued last week with the Reams Hoosier Classic. 

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Crooners for CASA Rocks the House

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.

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Raising Their Voices

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.

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Welcome New CASA Volunteers

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). 

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New Partner - Family Chiropractic and Wellness

Advocates for Children received an extra gift this holiday season, with the announcement of a new partnership for 2017 with Family Chiropractic and Wellness of Columbus, Indiana.  Family Chiropractic has selected the agency as its sponsored charity for the year, and will assist throughout the year to spread the word about the agency's work on behalf of area victims of child abuse and neglect.

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