Helping the abused, abandoned and neglected children in our community does NOT STOP because of COVID-19. Amid this crisis, we are in desperate need of volunteers and support to help with the wide range of needs of our children, including clothing, beds and school necessities.
Take a look at the new PSA featuring Bruce Arians, Bucs Head Coach and Child Advocate, and his wife, Chris, Guardian ad Litem Volunteer. A special thank you to both of them for supporting the Guardian ad Litem program and our mission!
Voices for Children of Tampa Bay
Our mission is to provide support and advocacy for the abused, neglected, and abandoned children in our community. We partner with the Guardian ad Litem Program of Hillsborough County to ensure these children have the things they need to feel safe, loved and appreciated.
Over 3,000 children are forced into the foster care system due to abuse, neglect and abandonment. We need your help. Consider becoming a Guardian ad Litem advocate or volunteer for Voices for Children to raise awareness and funds for these children who desperately need our help.
Partnership is essential for us to help the staggering number of children in foster care. Whether its by sponsoring an event or hosting a toy drive, our community partners rise above and beyond to ensure the traumatized children in foster care have a chance of a normal childhood. Will you help us?
Voices for Children is proud to have Florida's first Courthouse Facility Dog Program. Tibet and Lorne are Hillsborough County Courthouse's most popular visitors. Tibet and Lorne are both highly trained to help calm those who are traumatized, so they can find their voice and share their story.
How do your donations make a difference?
Children in foster care know they are different. We fund experiences that support a healthy childhood. Trips to the zoo, Homecoming tickets, soccer camp, and dance classes to name a few.
Every year, children need new shoes and clothing. Sometimes, we even need to purchase school uniforms, sports team uniforms or formal wear for a high school Homecoming or Prom.
Personal belongings are important to all kids, but even more so to those who move from place to place. They need things they can call their own. We purchase soccer balls, football cleats, high school yearbooks, backpacks, toiletries, books and toys.
Traumatized kids struggle in school. We want to help them so they stay in school and look towards their future. We purchase school supplies, uniforms for technical high school students, tutoring services, reading camps, and even laptops.
Guardian ad Litem Attorneys search for the safest possible placement for a child. Many times they need to hire experts to help gather information or they incur costs for the records needed for court. We help fund their legal needs because we believe this information helps secure the best outcome for a child.
Our Courthouse Facility Dogs, Tibet and Lorne, are the best at giving hugs! We want Tibet and Lorne to be healthy so they can be available to anyone who needs them. Though they belong to Canine Companions for Independence, we still pay for all grooming, food and veterinary expenses. Sometimes, they even get a new leash!