October 17th, 2011
Houston Helps: Child Advocates Houston
Houston is a generous city. In unearthing and seeking out Houston’s untold story, we figured telling of its charitable nature needed to be part of this ever growing tale. That being said, here’s another opportunity to give back to this city. Love Houston. Help Houston.
Child Advocates, Inc. mobilizes court appointed volunteers to break the vicious cycle of child abuse. We speak up for abused children who are lost in the system and guide them into safe environments where they can thrive.
There’s no easy answer to the ever-present “What is Child Advocates?” Very simply, their organization trains and supports volunteers. Volunteers who make a difference in the lives of children. These volunteers are assigned to the cases of children who have been victims of life-threatening abuse or neglect and – as a result – have been placed in protective custody.
Their volunteers contact caseworkers, interview parents, ensure necessary medical care, look out for educational interests and make recommendations in court regarding the permanent placement of the child. They dry tears and give hugs and throw birthday parties too. Most importantly, they serve as a “constant” person for that child to count on during a very tumultuous time. Essentially, their volunteers do whatever it takes to ensure that the needs of the child are being met while that child is in care.
If volunteering sounds a bit over your head right now, that’s no problem. Join us this weekend at Hughes Hangar for the Child Advocates Cook-Off for the Kids. Our very own, Paul, will be one of the judges.
COOK OFF FOR THE KIDS: PURCHASE TICKETS
Join us on October 22, when Houston’s most popular restaurants will battle for bragging rights. Participants will get to sample creations by chefs from BRC Gastropub, Community Bar, Eatsie Boys, Haven, Lola, Quattro, Shade, Zelko Bistro and more while raising money for Child Advocates’ fight against child abuse.