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Children Without a Voice USA

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Nonprofit Overview

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

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.

Community Stories

42 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

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Board Member

Rating: 5

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.

1 Dave91

Board Member

Rating: 1

Christian! ......very shady. Give them a call. Abcdefghijklmnopqrstuvwxyz

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Volunteer

Rating: 1

Two years ago, after the 2nd annual MMACA Walk, over half of the advocates walked away because of the ill treatment by Lin Seahorn, Founder. Last year, there was no 501 (c)3 to fund the walks. CWAV is dissolving and they need to take the MMACA walks with them! The Board members, which her husband is the VP, are worthless, and so is their attorney firm representing them. This is a horrible organization to belong to!

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Volunteer

Rating: 1

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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Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 1

Children Without A Voice USA has an advocate that is using a Facebook page called “Million March Against Child Abuse MACA- Flathead MT” as slander and defamation. Cheryl Hodges is the admin. Cheryl has her own personal page, as well as Justice for Darby and Kier page. She has continually slandered people to get her own agenda out to the public. She is using that page for defamation of character. The Montana Attorney General’s office has been advised, along with the IRS.

It’s one thing to have a generic public page for the cause against child abuse, but to get on a page to slander and defame others, without having all the facts, is reprehensible. It puts CWAV in a negative state. Many of us can understand why CWAV has dissolved. They need to dissolve this Facebook page also.

Our friend notified the CWAV Board member and the attorney representing CWAV recently; obviously nothing was done because this is still happening.

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General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

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.

5

Volunteer

Rating: 1

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.

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Volunteer

Rating: 4

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!

3

Volunteer

Rating: 5

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.

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General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

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.

3 Chris121

Volunteer

Rating: 5

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.

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

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!

2 Xochi B.

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

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!!

3

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I have been involved with CWAV for months now and I still believe they are making a difference. Children are our future and every effort, every resource should be used to protect them.
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Volunteer

Rating: 5

I am honored to join CWAV in helping children against this pandemic of child abuse. I know my role is small, but I do feel I joined a non-profit that is 120% dedicated to the well fare of children as well as their future. Everybody I have met in this organization is committed to educating, preventing and helping children and I am proud to be considered a member.

3 Gloria14

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I have been involved with this organization for 8 months. They are a voice for children who suffer abuse and have survived abuse. They do great things for prevention, and help in maximizing sentencing for the criminals of these terrible acts. They deserve grant money as they are trying to protect children who have no voice and end child abuse once and for all.

3 Heather107

Volunteer

Rating: 5

i was rape and abuse when i was a child and a teenager. I found this organization a few years back and it made me feel better by helping out children who are going through what i've been through and trying to prevent from more abuse happening to children. This is really a great organization

2 Marian D.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

This is a great group and I highly recommend to be on the Top-rated List of great non-profits.I enjoy working with them as a child advocate and I am about Justice for all these children who are being abused and killed almost daily.This group deeply cares about all children and we must do what we can to protect them.Our children are the future and we must do whatever we can and CWAV is doing a wonderful job in seeking Justice.

2 Bruce T.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

You have an opportunity to help us make even more of a difference in our community.
CWAV has been delivering programs for 7 years now and depends on private donations.
Education and prevention is the key to success,. i am proud to be a part

2

Volunteer

Rating: 5

Simply put, Children Without a Voice leaves NO STONE unturned when it comes to protecting children. They advocate, provide educational materials, do in-school bully prevention, and action alerts. The action alerts allow advocates of children to receive updates for on-going child abuse cases/charges and to speak on behalf of the child. Genius! Children without a voice is the real deal in working to help the most innocent of victims.

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

I have been a child advocate for Children Without a Voice USA for several years. It is a tremendous resource for people who want to help but don't know where to start or who to contact. They are very organized and make the process of sending out communication to the community leaders easy and well put together. It has been a privilege for me to be a part of this organization. I have received countless emails from the people I've communicated with on different child abuse cases, letting me know that they value what we do and that they will work their hardest to seek justice. Sometimes sending an email is all you can do, and I'm glad we have an organization like Children Without a Voice that provides that kind of outlet.

3 David94

Donor

Rating: 5

Children Without a Voice USA was founded by and is run by a remarkable woman who over came severe abuse and now totally dedicates her life to helping prevent kids from being the victim of all kinds of chid abuse, including bullying. I have never met anyone more passionate about a cause, or who works harder or more hours. I have provided extensive financial and other support to the national anti-bullying program that was started and run by CWAV- called the A4K Club, or Ambassador for Kids Club. This is an amazing program that is designed to help kids prevent, stop and report bullying and child abuse, and it has resources on the web, as well as a program that is taught in schools. You will not find a better program to support, that can really make a difference in kid's lives. For more information on it, visit a4kclub.org.