Advocates for Bartow's Children, Inc.

Rating: 4.36 stars   28 reviews

Issues: Children & Youth, Human Services

Location: PO Box 446 Cartersville GA 30120 USA

Mission: Our mission: to offer safety, comfort and hope to children and youth by providing resources and support to strengthen our community of families. All of our programs and services fight child abuse or help those who are already its victims..
Target demographics: Children up to 18 and beyond, and their families
Direct beneficiaries per year: Over 2000 children and families are helped each year
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EIN 58-1505825
770-387-1143
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Rating: 5 stars  

1 person found this review helpful

My family and I are proud supporters of this groundbreaking organization. I feel confident donating my time and money to a place that dedicates their efforts to improving the lives of children and families from all socioeconomic platforms and unique individual circumstances. Any organization that provides support to children from birth to early adulthood is fundamental in the future success of our community as a whole. We are fortunate to have a safe and nurturing place for displaced children to reside, and to have programs focused on educating parents so they can break the cycle of abuse.

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Rating: 5 stars  

1 person found this review helpful

This is an organization full of people who live to serve the children and families who need us most in our community. The staff and volunteers are selfless individuals who provide education, support, shelter and resources to those in need. Great organization, great cause, great people!

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Rating: 5 stars  

1 person found this review helpful

Is there a more noble profession than caring for GOD's children. Advocates care 24/7 for the beautiful children that need love, care and guidance. These guys have been serving this need for over 30 years! Way to go!

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Rating: 5 stars  

1 person found this review helpful

Such a great organization that goes above and beyond for the children of this community. Advocates For Children truly put the well being of children FIRST!! Thank you Advocates for all of your hard work and dedication to children and families.

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Rating: 1 stars  

2 people found this review helpful

I will not be giving any more money to this organization until there are changes made at the Flowering Branch Children's Center. Yes, they have done incredible work in the community, but the problems with the center could be the apple that spoils the whole bunch. What bothers me is that I have been expecting a formal statement for a while now regarding all the news reports about a child being molested by another older child at the center, and they have been very tight-lipped. There are so many questions as to why they accepted a child that according to news reports many other homes would not accept and even though they were warned about how he could be a danger to others and himself, they did not protect the other children from him and the unthinkable happened. The biggest question is when this was reported to management at the center, why did they call the DFCS social worker and not the police? The news reports state that when the victim's mother was told by her son what happened over a phone call, she called the police.

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

Although it is a state law that they can call either the police or DFCS. I would like to see them make it a policy at Flowering Branch and other homes that when accusations of abuse are reported, the police are always called immediately. The DFCS social worker can also be called, but only after the report has been given to the police.

Was your donation impactful?

Likely

How likely is it that you would recommend that a friend donate to this group?

No

How likely are you to donate to this group again?

Unsure

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2013

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Rating: 5 stars  

We are truly blessed to have an organization that is dedicated to serving both children, and families, in Bartow County. Advocates' helps our community on all levels, whether it is educating new parents, housing children in their shelter, or counseling children who are grieving the loss of a parent or family member. This organization is vital to Bartow, because it serves as a platform in providing our youth with the necessary skills and resources to be the best that they can be, despite questionable and unfortunate circumstances that they may have experienced in their own upbringing. Advocates has been a staple in this community for 30 years now because of the extraordinary support that they have provided to our youth.

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

It would be wonderful if this organization had the financial ability to expand and serve more children. It would also be a welcomed addition if they were to open up a transitional facility that could house children who have "aged-out" of the system.

Will you volunteer or donate to this organization?

Definitely

How much of an impact do you think this organization has?

Life-changing

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2014

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