CHILD ENRICHMENT INC

Rating: 5 stars   2 reviews

Issues: Mental Health, Crime & Law

Location: PO Box 12036 2300 Walden Drive Augusta GA 30914 USA

Mission: The mission of Child Enrichment is to provide and coordinate comprehensive intervention, stabilization, prevention and advocacy programs in the best interests of physically and sexually abused, neglected and abandoned children.
Programs: The Court Appointed Special Advocate (CASA) program trains and supports community volunteers to advocate for abused and neglected children in juvenile court proceedings. Too often, children who have been removed from their homes as a result of abuse and neglect suffer further trauma due to an overwhelmed child welfare system. Far too many children have fallen through the cracks because there was no voice to speak on their behalf in court, and there was nobody to ensure that their needs were being met. Our firm commitment to advocate for these children guides us in our effort to expand and become more efficient so that every child needing a CASA is able to receive one. Recently, we were able to add another CASA Volunteer Coordinator, bringing the total to four. These skilled child advocates supervise 122 CASA Volunteers in the area. NEXT: The Child Advocacy Center:The Child Advocacy Center of Child Enrichment enhances the system's response to suspected child abuse cases by combining the professional knowledge of a multi-disciplinary team. The center keeps the focus on the child and works to ensure that the systems designed to protect children are able to do so effectively. The center provides Forensic Interviews of children and individual and group counseling. The center works closely with law enforcement, Dept. of Family and Children Services and the DA's office.The Volunteer Program seeks to provide all of the Child Enrichment, Inc., programs with trained community volunteers. Positions are divided into direct contact with children, program support positions, and special events. Many volunteers are able to model appropriate adult/child relationships and make a truly positive impact on the children.We are the only organization in the State of Georgia to provide such an all-encompassing arrangement of services for child victims of abuse. Without our organization there would be no emergency placement for children in a twenty-one county area. Abused children would be subjected to a harsh legal and foster care system with no one looking out for their best interests. Without our services, counseling would scarcely be available for those who cannot afford treatment. All of the programs of Child Enrichment work together to provide abused, abandoned, and neglected children with a variety of necessary services that can help them begin the healing process and ensure that their needs are met.

Write a Review
Invite people to share their experience with this nonprofit!

Filter Reviews by Role

Promote This Nonprofit

GreatNonprofits badges allow you to raise awareness of your favorite nonprofits on your own web sites!

Review this charity on
GreatNonprofits

Community Reviews

Rating: 5 stars  

8 people found this review helpful

My experience with Child Enrichment comes by way of hearing about the work that they do in the community, and then meeting Dan Hilman and Sheila Stubberfield and then I became a Board Memeber. They are very serious about the protection, healing and facilitating justice for the children and families that come under their wing. They do a service for a population that the majority of people would be happpier not thinking about. The reality is child abuse happends, and I am glad that Child Enrichment is around to help put the pieces back together for the child and family.

What I've enjoyed the most about my experience with this nonprofit is...

Hearing the positive stories about children who are happy and healing.

The kinds of staff and volunteers that I met were...

Dan Hilman, Kim Lee, Debra Stalling, April Zahner

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every month

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2010-1-01

Was this review helpful? 
Role: Professional with expertise in this field
Rating: 5 stars  

6 people found this review helpful

I have been involved with Child Enrichment off and on for the past 20 years. I started by raising money to buy Christmas presents for children who were being housed in Child Enrichment"s Shelter for Abused Children. As I began to learn more about the organization and it's wonderful mission, I formed a commitment to support them in any way I could. I Co-Chaired a committee the next year that created a golf tournament in support of the Shelter. From there I became a Board Member, focusing on fund raising. I also co-created an annual event called The Art of Chocolate, which continues to this day. Over the years I have continued to support CEI with fundraising events, creating another fundraiser for 2 years at my business called Dawg Days. I have joined the Board again, and now am President Elect. Child Enrichment holds a special place in my heart because of the many valuable and necessary services they provide to abused, abandoned and neglected children. When our shelter was open, I volunteered in the evenings to help with dinner occasionally. It was tough for me emotionally, because I wanted to save and/or protect each one - take them all home. Obviously I couldn't. Through time I learned I could contribute SO much more by helping raise monies and support. When the Shelter closed, CEI's focus shifted to providing therapy and advocacy programs to serve and protect the same children. CEI provides a qualified, passionate voice in the courtroom on the child's behalf. We provide therapy not only to the victim, but to their siblings and family members. Unfortunately, a need for our services will never go away. There will never be a time that all children will be loved and safe. In my heart, there will always be something I can and should do. Child Enrichment makes a difference in the lives of chilren, one at a time.

What I've enjoyed the most about my experience with this nonprofit is...

Watching people make a difference in the lives of abused children.

The kinds of staff and volunteers that I met were...

always committed, passionate, and willing to do whatever was necessary to make a difference. Some of our volunteers log over 8000 miles a year on their personal vehicles!

If this organization had 10 million bucks, it could...

Change and improve the lives of abused children in the state of Georgia in a powerful and healthy way.

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every month

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2010-2-01

Was this review helpful?