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Once you’ve decided to do something to help or support abused and neglected children, there are a variety of ways you can make a difference.  The following websites provide opportunities for you to make a lasting impact on the life of a hurting child.

www.achildshopeintl.org.  Until average community members step in and do something to help, heartbreaking stories of devastated children will continue to appear in our daily news.  A Child’s Hope is a group of churches in southwestern Ohio coming together to support and care for children locally and around the world through four channels of care: foster care, orphan care, adoption and humanitarian aid.  No matter your spiritual beliefs or church affiliation, visit this website to learn of the compelling need for us all to come together to save all our children.

www.nationalcasa.org.  Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASAs) are volunteers recruited, trained and supervised by CASA Programs around the country.  CASAs are a courtroom presence, and magistrates and judges across America rely on CASAs to tell them important information about how an abused child is faring, what services he or she needs and whether he or she should be reunified with parents, placed with relatives or adopted.  To find more information about a CASA Program in your area, visit this website.

www.nfpainc.org.  The National Foster Parent Association exists to support foster parents and be a strong voice for all children. Visit this website to learn more about foster care and the critical issues facing foster children.  This website also enables you to locate a foster care agency in your area.    

www.prokids.org.  ProKids CASA Program in Cincinnati, Ohio is home of three award-winning programs, chosen by the Ohio Attorney General’s Office as Promising Practices. 
CASA University, Building Blocks: Specialized Advocacy for Abused and Neglected Infants and Toddlers and Steps To Peace were created by ProKids staff and volunteers to provide the highest quality advocacy to vulnerable children.  Visit this website to learn more about these programs and the extraordinary efforts of ProKids staff and volunteers.

www.volunteermatch.org.  Volunteer Match will identify volunteer opportunities in a designated geographical area per your request.  There are many different ways to help children, and you will find lots of them here.  Remember that mentors and tutors are always needed to work with children who are at risk.

To add suggestions to this list of websites or to offer feedback, please drop me a line at invisiblekids@cinci.rr.com.   If you’ve been inspired to help foster children, I’d love to know about your efforts.
 
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