ALLIANCE FOR CHILDREN INC

Rating: 4.85 stars   13 reviews

Issues: Children & Youth, Crime & Law

Location: 908 Southland Ave Fort Worth TX 76104 USA

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2011 Top-Rated Nonprofit
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Rating: 5 stars  

Alliance for Children is a wonderful organization that provides care, understanding, and guidance to the young population of Tarrant County, Texas. The people that work at Alliance for Children are very proficient at what they do. Their credentials and training are impressive, but their consistency at putting the children's needs first it what truly makes the people at Alliance for Children extraordinary.

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

Viewing the many different services offered by the Alliance for Children, including their use of therapy dogs, and how these services positively affect the children and their needs.

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

Not change anything.

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Rating: 5 stars  

What a wonderful agency! The staff and the volunteers really have a heart for the children and the families that they serve. Much training, expertise, professionalism, and most of all heart goes into the work of this agency on a daily basis. Clients are served using newest research methods to help with any issues that they have. The staff works hard to reach out to the community to educate them on child sexual abuse and how to prevent it and treat it. A dedicated team is greeted each day with a perilous and difficult task, yet they take it on for the kids with a deep respect and admiration for what they are going through. Kudos to Alliance for Children for their dedication and hard work!!

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

Seeing the effects of a cutting edge therapeutic program with trained dogs who help bridge the gap for these children to a place of healing.

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

Help get the individual therapeutic arm off the ground so as to provide the much needed therapy to those children who need to have their unique needs met apart from a group setting.

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Rating: 4 stars  

During the last 3 years my husband and I have donated a Thanksgiving basket or a few presents for Christmas. This last Christmas we were told that many families were on the waiting list and had no sponsors. We sponsored two young boys who only wanted shoes and nice clothes to wear to church. They didn't ask for toys or electronic games like so many young children their age. We were honored to help out this family and it made me appreciate everything my family and I have. I was glad to give back in some small way.

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

I met the husband of the Alliance for Children coordinator and I also received a personal Thank You Note for the Christmas gifts I bought for two young boys. It was very rewarding to know these gifts would go to a couple of young boys in need and who would appreciate it very much.

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

let friends and family know that The Alliance for Children needs more sponsors during the holidays so that no child will go without a gift on Christmas morning.

Was your donation impactful?

Likely

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

Definitely

How likely are you to donate to this group again?

Definitely

What specific problem, purpose, priority, or project prompted your gift?

There were many needy families at Christmas and not enough sponsors.

Why did you make your donation at this time?

We were asked by a friend to help out a needy family at Christmas time and we decided to help out a family in need.

What would you tell others about this organization?

They help out children in our area all year long, but especially during the Thanksgiving and Christmas Holidays.

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2010

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Rating: 5 stars  

We had this organization come speak at our school...and the presenter was amazing! It was a very informative presentation for the parents of our students and provided a lot of information that was really applicable in helping parents look for signs of abuse and tips on how to prevent it from happening. The agency is obviously filled with experts in the field and passionate about educating the community about different types of abuse to children.

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

...listening to one of their presenters regarding the topic of child abuse.

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

none

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Role: General Member of the Public
Rating: 5 stars  

This organization has so many great services to offer to children who have been abused and their families. The best thing about these services is that it's FREE. There are so many changes that occur when a family has to go through something so traumatic, so it helps when a family doesn't have to worry about paying for counseling. They have such wonderful staff who go above and beyond to ensure that these children get the help they deserve.

As a counselor in a school, I often see the aftermath of abuse, such as skipping classes, failing grades, etc. However, I always know I can turn to the staff at Alliance For Children for help. Once there was an incident where I had a child transfer to my school, who had moved from another state, where the abuse had been reported. The mother wanted counseling for her and her child, but had no insurance and couldn't afford to pay for it. I called Alliance For Children and within a couple of days, the staff had gotten the information they needed to offer services to the family. Having Alliance For Children in Tarrant County helps to ensure families are able to heal. They give hope when it's needed the most.

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

seeing the positive changes in the kids who have received counseling from Alliance For Children. Seeing a child go from being sad and failing classes to smiling and being more motivated to pass classes is amazing.

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

increase funding so that they can continue to provide free services to children and families.

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Role: Professional with expertise in this field
Rating: 5 stars  

Alliance For Children is a wonderful organization with professional, caring individuals helping those that need it the most. Everyone I have had the pleasure of interacting with has a heart for children in crisis. and a genuine desire to assist them.

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

attending the class and seeing that the individuals love their work.

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

make no changes, other than give more donations.

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Role: General Member of the Public
Rating: 5 stars  

As a social work major, I have heard so many great things about this agency. They do so much in regards to their programs and just everything else they do for abused children and their families. I think what I love the most about this agency is that they are family centered, and they not only help the children but also their families for free. It is very hard to find an agency with people that care so much and want to help people at no cost. It would be great if more people were aware that an agency like this exists in Tarrant County in more than one city because so many people don't know about the free help they can get.

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

My social work classes as well as child develoopment classes and by visiting the agency.

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

I would probably advertise it more around Tarrant County because this agency can help so many people and not many people know about it.

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Role: Professional with expertise in this field
Rating: 5 stars  

As a former intern at Alliance For Children, I got to observe the innerworkings of the organization firsthand for four and a half months, and I can not say enough about the compassion and empathy of the professionals who work there.

The agency houses members of the local Police Department, Child Protective Services, a representative from the District Attorney's office, and Family Advocates (generally a Licensed Social Worker). In my time as an intern, I worked closely with all organizations housed within Alliance For Children, and each person that I interacted with was not only highly professional and dedicated to helping children and their families overcome a difficult situation, but they were also passionate about doing so.

In Alliance For Children, the community has a building teeming to the brim with people who would drop everything at an instant to help just one child in any way they knew how. The lengths that the employees will go to to meet a child or family's needs far exceeds their obligations and responsibilities to that family and child.

"Above and beyond" is an understatement - I saw so many selfless acts while interning there from employees and volunteers alike. Family Advocates would travel all across the county to meet with others who had the child's best interests in mind. Police Officers diligently worked after hours to catch a perpetrator with no intention of stopping until he or she was brought to justice. CPS workers worked day in and day out to investigate conditions and claims, whatever the cost. Forensic interviewers spoke with children patiently about their stories and listened objectively to what they had to say. Employees from the District Attorney's office helped to constantly update others on the case and the legal proceedings.

Although a child having to enter the doors of Alliance For Children is a heartbreaking event in itself, rest assured that, from then on, the child will be well taken care of by the staff and employees housed within the organization.

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

conducting a research project on the effectiveness of therapeutic groups that Alliance For Children offers. Each case that I studied showed that the child in counseling had a decrease in anxiety, anger, and depression after completing the counseling provided by Alliance For Children.

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

increase the funding and the public awareness. There is such a need for quality organizations that strive to help children and families who are experiencing the trauma of abuse.

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Role: Professional with expertise in this field
Rating: 5 stars  

Alliance for Children is an organization that provides a voice to children and families that may feel like they no longer have one. It assists families learn to become survivors instead of victims. Not only are families emotionally supported by this organization, but their specific needs are also assessed and resources are provided to families in all different types of situations. Because AFC has a bilingual staff, Spanish speaking families do not "fall through the cracks". Instead, they feel supported because they can communicate their needs in their language and they will be understood.

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

I have worked with families from the intake process through graduation night. It is amazing to see how people that were in such distress at the beginning, make such positive changes throughout their time at AFC. Graduation night provides hope for a better future for families that are graduating. In addition it provides motivation and encouragment for families in the beginning phases of their healing process.

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

I would love for AFC to have increased funding in order to be able to provide individual and family counseling to those in need.

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Role: General Member of the Public
Rating: 4 stars  

As a community volunteer and life-long citizen of tarrant county, I can shoose anywhere I want to volunteer. I enjoy volunteering at Alliance For Children because they make me feel like I make a difference and am contributing to their cause. I feel good after i have spent time with their agency.

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

I see the way ther threat the children and families who come there for services.

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

Be more available to help them and help the employees with their workloads.

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