Voices For Children Foundation, Inc.
Rating: 5 stars 1 1 review 1,050
601 Nw 1st Court - 10th Fl Miami FL 33136 USA
To raise funds to ensure that every abused, abandoned, and neglected child in miami-dade county has a court appointed guardian ad litem advocate and that financial assistance and other resources are available for their accompanying health, educational, and social needs.
For the period from july 1, 2013 to june 30, 2014, voices for children foundation provided financial and other support that enabled the eleventh judicial circuit guardian ad litem (gal) program to serve a total of 3,244 miami-dade county dependent children placed under the supervision of the florida department of children and families (dcf) and our kids of miami-dade/monroe, inc. These children were provided with legal advocacy and other types of support from caring, committed adults including a total of 836 gal volunteers who served 1,530 dependent children, 26 child advocacy coordinators who served 1,714 dependent children and youth, and 18 gal program attorneys who worked with the combined total of 869 gal volunteers and staff advocates. During this time period, 248 new guardian ad litem volunteers were recruited.
in addition to advocacy in the courtroom, voices for children, through its children's needs program, provided 1,069 unduplicated children with direct financial services. This includes financial assistance for clothing (809 youth), school uniforms (537 youth), food (1,248 children and family members), and other requests such as furniture, rent, educational supplies, after school programs and social enrichment activities (74 youth). Voices for children also provided direct financial assistance to children pursuing education beyond high school (6 youth) through its it takes a village project.
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As a Guardian ad Litem in Miami-Dade County for the past 17 years, I can truly appreciate all that Voices For Children Foundation has done for the abused, abandoned and neglected children in our community. As a reputable charity for over 25 years, Voices holds wonderful events such as their signature Be A Voice Gala, and their Be A Voice awards luncheon to raise awareness and funds for this valuable and much needed cause.
I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...
I have personally experienced the results of this organization in seeing the difference it makes in the life of each child I interact with. When a case is successfully completed, I know that it is the GAL that is able to make the difference.
If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...
I would allow this organization to do fundraising for all the children in Southern Florida, instead of just the limited area of Miami-Dade. They have a great work ethic and so much for the funds raised go directly back to the children.
What I've enjoyed the most about my experience with this nonprofit is...
I've enjoyed the interaction with the children. It has been really rewarding to donate to an organization with such a good cause, helping our community's most vulnerable children
The kinds of staff and volunteers that I met were...
Wonderful! Everyone is so passionate and dedicated to these kids. Voices truly makes each experience better than the next. I especially had fun wrapping gifts during the Holiday Toy Drive, and am glad I was able to donate to the kids.
If this organization had 10 million bucks, it could...
provide representation for all children in Miami-Dade and expand it's children's needs. They provide back-packs and supplies for kids going back to school, but could truly expand that program to give additional essential items.
Ways to make it better...
Voices was able to afford to have more staff members. They do such a wonderful job with the staff that they have, but would be able to do so much more for the community with greater/recurring donations.
In my opinion, the biggest challenges facing this organization are...
Funding. All organizations seem to be having difficultly, but Voices is one of those that has always had a really low operating budget, because they give back to the kids so much. I would encourage all to donate to this organization to help the children.
One thing I'd also say is that...
As a volunteer for over 17 years, I've enjoyed my experience very much. I look forward to 17 more rewarding years working with Voices For Children.
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