Children Without a Voice USA

Rating: 4.77 stars   39 reviews

Issues: Crime & Law

Location: P.O. Box 4351 Alpharetta GA 30023 USA

Mission: Children Without a Voice USA is dedicated to raising awareness and preventing crimes against children, child abuse and neglect through advocacy and education.
Results: A recent study of CWAV's activity proved that 85% of students had learned from our classes an recommended them to others.
Target demographics: High Risk and all prospective parents and elementary students.
Direct beneficiaries per year: 2,000 students (bullying) 240 pre school children 1200 adults for abuse prevention
Geographic areas served: Nationwide
Programs: Parenting classes on Abusive Head Trauma prevention, Bullying classes to elementary students and Good Touch/Bad Touch to k-6th grade.

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Rating: 5 stars   Featured Review

2 people found this review helpful

Children Without a Voice USA was founded in 2007 by Lin Seahorn, who, as a victim of child abuse herself, dedicated her life to making a positive difference in the lives of others. CWAV is an organization dedicated to raising awareness of and preventing crimes against children, child abuse and neglect through education and advocacy. CWAV conducts programs involving anti-bullying, SBS prevention and Good Touch/Bad Touch.

CWAV also produces, prints and distributes free, educational brochures on various child abuse topics with titles such as "My Body Belongs to Me", "The Realities and Effects of Child Abuse" and "Online Predators - What Parents Should Know." These brochures are provided free of charge to community organizations around the nation.

CWAV has also developed an off-shoot organization called the Ambassadors 4 Kids Club (A4K), an organization for kids, run by kids. The A4K Club focuses on eliminating peer-on-peer abuse (bullying) but is an outlet for kids to deal with all forms of abuse. The A4K Club has a board of directors who are all high-school age kids, with the oversight and support of adult volunteers.

CWAV also fostered the Million March Against Child Abuse (MACA). This event is a walk that takes place on a single day in April (child abuse prevention month) in hundreds of cities around the U.S. simultaneously. This is a one-of-a-kind event that brings a lot of attention to the cause and "puts feet on the street" in the name of raising awareness and preventing child abuse and all crimes against children.

Children Without a Voice USA is an all-volunteer organization comprised of extremely dedicated volunteers, bonded together by a common goal of ending child abuse in the U.S. I am so proud to be associated with this organization and have the utmost respect for founder Lin Seahorn whose vision and sacrifice for this cause is truly inspiring.

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

Expand our outreach to include parenting classes.

Will you volunteer or donate to this organization beyond what is required of board members?

Definitely

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

A lot

Will you tell others about this organization?

Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2013

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Rating: 5 stars  

I am a survivor of abuse and have attended a MACA WALK. I HAVE NEVER IN MY LIFE seen so much love, devotion, and eagerness in a group of citizens that take the stand on abuse of our children. Our coordinator did a wonderful job and is a survivor herself. No money was ever asked for, and we were not required to bring anything except make some signs. I know that our leader came out of her own pocket to make our walk a success. The organization also provided brochures for any supporter that came out. I plan on attending again this year and every year after. This is the only organization I know that takes it to the streets for our children. I'm sorry that other posts have bashed this organization but I beg to differ!. Please stand up for our children.

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Rating: 1 stars  

1 person found this review helpful

The most unprofessional non-profit organization I have ever volunteered for! The Director is a narcissistic person that needs to handle her own childhood abuse.
The names of Duluth Duke and Bill M. are one in the same—her husband!
The Director tries to latch onto successful child abuse organizations because her own is failing due to her maltreatment of advocates. As soon as they see her true colors, they bail. She has lost some strong advocates since the last MMACA event last April.
She wants you to sign policies that she and the VP don’t adhere to.

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Rating: 1 stars  

1 person found this review helpful

One of the worst non-profits I have ever been involved with. When presented with sharing some time with PCA she balked at the opportunity. Going against her own mission statement about working with other child abuse prevention organizations.

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2014

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Rating: 4 stars  

1 person found this review helpful

LIN Seahorn has dedicated her life to helping victims of child abuse. She has my utmost respect and admiration. I have volunteered for this organization going on 2 years now and I have enjoyed every moment. I enjoy working with Lin and the other volunteers and I looked forward to all the GOOD that Lin and everyone that helps will accomplish. CWAV is a great organization and if there isn't a MACA walk in your area... GET one going. I met some great people on the walk last year and look forward to the walk again this year. Thank you Lin for all that you do for the children and all that you give on a daily basis that no one sees or even hears about. Great job!

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

Get more volunteers to spread the word and help the children.

Would you volunteer for this group again?

Definitely

For the time you spent, how much of an impact did you feel your work or activity had?

A lot

Did the organization use your time wisely?

Quite well

Would you recommend this group to a friend?

Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2013

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Rating: 5 stars  

2 people found this review helpful

I have volunteered with CWAV since January 2013. This organization not only provides free brochures to aid in prevention but also works so hard to get tougher sentencing on convicted child abusers through their action alerts. This organization has really touched my heart and I have come to know Lin Seahorn very well. She is a survivor and advocate, and puts her heart and soul into making a difference for voiceless children. She also has the anti-bullying campaign with prevention education which I think is very important when it comes to teens and the suicide rate, these kids have somewhere to turn and in turn lives are saved. Shaken baby Syndrome is also high on CWAV's priority list and is 100% preventable through education. All materials they provide are free of charge in the hope babies will be saved. I have much respect for Lin and CWAV and what they stand for and what they do 365 days a year and 24/7.

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

engage more social media, so Cwav could reach more people and gain more financial support for the programs it has so we can do more

Would you volunteer for this group again?

Definitely

For the time you spent, how much of an impact did you feel your work or activity had?

Life-changing

Did the organization use your time wisely?

Very Well

Would you recommend this group to a friend?

Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2013

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Rating: 5 stars  

2 people found this review helpful

I am so glad that I found you. I live in another state and my son is in GA I thought that no one understood that a child had a voice untill today. Thank you I now know that there is a place that understands.

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?

2013

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Rating: 5 stars  

2 people found this review helpful

CWAV is an absolute educational and informative organization. It has the programs that the public needs to learn about the horrific crimes against children in this country, and how to become involved to help put an end to this silent epidemic. I became involved with CWAV last year when the founder, Lin Seahorn, started MACA, the Million March Against Child Abuse. The work of this organization is never ending and is dedicated to helping save childrens lives. This group has the utmost integrity with their tireless efforts to bring awareness to the issue of abuse and crimes against children.

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

I would love to see some type of grant or monies set aside for the work of this organization. Relying solely on volunteers and donations is not easy and this group is dedicated to saving the lives of the children of our country.

Would you volunteer for this group again?

Definitely

For the time you spent, how much of an impact did you feel your work or activity had?

Life-changing

Did the organization use your time wisely?

Very Well

Would you recommend this group to a friend?

Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2013

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Rating: 5 stars  

2 people found this review helpful

CWAV provides necessary educational resources for the prevention of child abuse. Child advocates are able to contact litigators to encourage tough sentences for child abusers. CWAV is an invaluable charity that stands up for the human dignity of children marginalized by modern society. I am proud to be a part of such an organization and hope that more join us in the fight against child abuse!

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

publicize more, to get more people involved in this worthy cause!

Would you volunteer for this group again?

Definitely

For the time you spent, how much of an impact did you feel your work or activity had?

A lot

Did the organization use your time wisely?

Very Well

Would you recommend this group to a friend?

Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2013

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Rating: 5 stars  

1 person found this review helpful

Children without a voice is an absolutely amazing non-profit organization!!!! Lin Seahorn, the founder of CWAV it's an such an inspiration! She is a survivor of extreme abuse, and even so, she has dedicated her life to help those children who are being neglected/abused every single day. CWAV has given me hope that there really is passion and unconditional love left on this desperate world. The work that the CWAV staff does everyday really is making a difference!!

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

To be able to get even more funding to provide services and presentations for the children/communities.

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?

2013

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