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Angels Against Abuse Inc

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Nonprofit Overview

Causes: Child Abuse Prevention, Crime & Law, Domestic Violence

Mission: The mission of the Angels is to build awareness and educate the community with regard to existing and/or potential neglect and abuse against children. To provide support, monetarily and through hands on volunteer hours to neglected and abused children who are removed from an abusive situation or are in danger of removal.

Community Stories

36 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

Volunteer

Rating: 5

Angels Against Abuse goes above and beyond to make things happen for youth who are receiving services from the lead agencies in foster care! They are able to act quickly to ensure children and foster care families get what they need during a particularly traumatic time in their lives. The Angels are responsive and innovation to create solutions and meet the needs of the youth and lead agencies they provide support for.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

This is an amazing nonprofit!!! I have seen the work they do in our community. There is no task too small and no obstacle too large for them to take on. I have seen the faces of the little children and the difference this organization makes in the lives of their little hearts and I'm totally overwhelmed!! The Angels go above and beyond on a regular basis. I have worked with may nonprofit organizations in the past, but none exceed the limits the Angels are willing to go to help disadvantaged children. Their mission, vision, and values are second to none! We are truly blessed to have Angels Against Abuse!!!

Volunteer

Rating: 5

Angels Against Abuse is constantly working to improve the lives of children in need. Wherever there is a child in need , you will find the Angels involved in solving the problem. They work with many different agencies. They have recently opened an Angels center to accommodate children who have been taken out of their homes to visit with their parents. Their goal is to help make life easier for struggling children and find ways to put a smile on their little faces. I believe the organization is life changing for the children it touches!

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

I have been a volunteer for Angels Against Abuse for about 4 years now. It has truly been life changing for me.
This is a charity that operates from a total heart space. Not only do they work with many different agencies, but they are dedicated to helping all children in distress. It is sometimes kids who have aged out of the foster care
program and are trying to get a start in life. It can be an urgent call from Pinellas County Sheriff Dept. requesting
help with supplies for children taken out of their homes, and removed from their parents. It can be providing
bedding, clothes or gifts for a child in need. It can be The Mad Hatter Tea Party for kids in foster care-a way to make kids feel special and cared for. This is a top notch agency. Definitely deserves 5 stars!!

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Donor

Rating: 5

I've supported this wonderful and worthy organization for many years that reaches out to assist and comfort abused children, with loving care straight from the heart of its wonderful founder, Sandy Kearney. I recently toured their new facility, the Angel Center, where broken families and abused children will have a welcoming safe harbor environment with inviting and beautifully decorated rooms according to the age group of the children they serve. It's a "special place" where children and families can be restored. Angels Against Child Abuse has a proven track record of intervention on behalf of child victims of abuse. The testimonials from the children themselves are overwhelmingly heartfelt and proof of the benefits they've received, which they share each year with the audience at the annual fundraising gala. And each year, as a member of the audience, our hearts are full as we measure the growth and positive results Angels Against Child Abuse has made, through candid and very personal testimonials from the children about their life "before and after" the Angels intervened. There are so many branches of aid that receive assistance from the Angels, far reaching for me to enumerate, but I hope you will take my word for it. I can honestly say I have personally witnessed the many ways Angels Against Child Abuse has positively impacted the lives of abused children who would otherwise have fallen through the cracks. Through the work of their intervention on behalf of abused children in our community, Angels Against Child Abuse is making a difference! It is saving and restoring lives! This is one organization that is truly dedicated to abused children, where your donations will be honored through rebuilding young lives.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

This is an amazing charity run by volunteers to help abused and neglected children within the Foster Care system. A brand new, incredible visitation center has just opened through the incredible efforts of our passionate founder, Sandy Kearney. Angels Against Abuse is changing lives for these children.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

Angels Against Abuse is a consistent presence in the life of a foster child. Not only do they follow the child through their foster care journey, they team up with agencies to improve the life of the foster children.

We are very grateful for all Angels Against Abuse does for all of the children of Pinellas County.

Gina WIlkins
Founder/CEO
The Kind Mouse Productions, Inc.

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

I have been a member of the Angels Against Abuse for five years now. I am also a Director of one of the agencies that the Angels supports. Sandy and the team are always willing to help children and families in need to help prevent child abuse and neglect and have helped so many people in Pinellas County.

I called Sandy the other day because my friend is a School Social Worker in St. Pete and one of his students has lice but his family cannot afford treatment for his hair, home, and vehicle. Without hesitation, Sandy said that the Angels would take care of it.

We are lucky to have such a great resource in our community!

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Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

I attended the Expo last week representing The Kidz Club and loved the experience. It was wonderful to collaborate and meet so many agencies that are trying to improve the life of children on a daily basis. Thanks for the invitation looking forward to working together in the future.

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

AAA is an outstanding group that offers fast support to at risk young adults that have aged out of foster care!! Every request I have made has been approved in a incredible turn around time!!

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

Angels Against Abuse has been a great partner for Eckerd Kids in our service foster children. The Angels time and time again have helped our highest risk foster children get their needs met through donations from the Angels and sharing of resources. I commend this wonderful organization for the amazing work they do for children in the Tampa Bay area!

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

Angels were an important partner in an effort to get a teen living in foster care the dental braces needed to improve not only his appearance but his self esteem. His teeth were in bad shape and thanks to the help from Angels, this young man will soon feel more confident and smile at the thought of the future he has ahead of him!

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Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

The Angels are an amazing organization. They give such strong support to children, volunteers and families. Angels have truly been great to surrounding programs and organizations in a joint effort to help the abused children in our community.

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

Angels Against Abuse is an organization like no other. They open their hearts and reach out to so many children in need through multiple organizations!! They hold a large expo every year, so that all local charitable organizations can come together and learn out about one another, and see how they can all collaborate together to help the children in this area. I am proud to call myself and Angel and because of them, I now volunteer with 2 additional organizations! I honestly cannot say enough about Sandy Kearney and all of her angels!!!

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

Angels Against Abuse is a wonderful organization and they do wonderful work for the most vulnerable children and young adults in our community. 100% of all money raised goes to the children with the organization being ran 100% by volunteers.

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Client Served

Rating: 5

The Angels are truly angels. I am a volunteer Guardian ad Litem working with a grandmother who had custody of four grandchildren, all sleeping in her bed. As soon as I mentioned this to the angels they asked me if I could meet one of them at Walmart that afternoon to get bedding for them. What a surprise - no questions asked just how soon could they help. I met them, received bunk beds, mattresses, toddler bed, sheets, blankets, pillows and more. What a blessing for this grandmother who had been sleeping on her couch.

Another time I had a teenage boy who had been in and out of the dependency system for years and was having a very difficult time dealing with life. The only thing he had that was stable in his life was baseball. He is a very good player and with the angels help was able to get a new baseball glove. This doesn't sound like much, but when he made his High School baseball team he was using a very old hand-me-down glove that didn't fit properly and the other boys made fun of him. He had a very low self-esteem and this only made things worse. He was ready to quit the team. With his new glove he was the envy of the other boys, his playing improved, his grades improved and he began socializing with those around him. This gift from the Angels gave this teenager a new lease on life.

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

I was introduced to Angels against Abuse through a case that I had involving a 3 year old girl who was removed from her Mother, who was living in a Group Home at the time. The baby girl was removed at a few months old as the Mother was unable to provide a safe environment due to her problems. The child was in a foster home for 2 years then switched to a new foster home where she had adjustment problems. To make a long story shorter, the child was reunited with her Mother, who in the interim had another child with the Father. This is where Angels stepped in. The case manager from Angels was extremely helpful in ensuring that the children had clothing, bedding, even food and that the Mother followed up on her case plan - particularly parenting skills. The happy ending is that the Mother was given full custody and the GAL program was no longer involved. I do not believe this would have happened without the support and encouragement of the Angel.

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Donor

Rating: 5

Angels Against Abuse does amazing things for kids in the foster care system in Pinellas County. When my husband and I learned the scope of need amongst these kids and the things Angels does to help, we knew we had to get involved.

There are no paid roles at Angels. All dollars raised go directly to serving the needs of the community.

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Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

Angels Against Abuse is a blessing in our community. Sandy Kearney and her whole team work hard to respond to the needs of our children quickly and to fill gaps when there are no other resources available. Angels Against Abuse provides birthday bags so children in the Guardian ad Litem Program have something to celebrate on their special day. In addition, Angels Against Abuse funds gas cards for our Guardian ad Litem volunteers who might be unable to do home visitations outside of the area without their support. Volunteers have told us that the gas cards help remove an obstacle to their volunteerism and Guardian ad Litem volunteers are essential for the child to have a voice in court. Thank you Angels Against Abuse for being their for our most vulnerable population.

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

As a Guardian ad litem in the 6th district of Pinellas and Pasco counties in Florida, I have seen the difference that it makes for a child in foster care. Getting an Angel gift bag for their birthdays, when it may be the only thing they get is so important. Angels also supports Gal's by giving gas cards to help defray the cost of visiting our children. It goes on and on. Angels Against Abuse is awesome!

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Board Member

Rating: 5

The Angels have put together an amazing team of volunteers who have made a difference in the lives of thousands of children over the past 10 years. Their partnerships with the various agencies and their willingness to be the quick responders to the many needs that exist for these children and youth who have been abused and neglected has been amazing. Thank you Angels for all you do to give these children HOPE for a better tomorrow.

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