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 a safe, loving and permanent home.
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. Tibet, a golden retriever and labrador retriever mix, is Hillsborough County Courthouse's most popular visitor. She is highly trained to help calm those who are traumatized, so they can find their voice and share their story.
Thanks so much for the recent money for tutoring. He did so well on the ACT and is now college-bound! He even received an Army ROTC scholarship. Without you, this wouldn’t have been possible. Truly thankful!
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 Dog, Tibet, is the best at giving hugs! We want Tibet to be healthy so she can be available to anyone who needs her. Though she belongs to Canine Companions for Independence, we still pay for her grooming, food and veterinary expenses. Sometimes, she even gets a new leash!