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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

28 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.

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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.

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!

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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.

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!

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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4

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

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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.

2 Felicia4

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I am proud to volunteer my time with an organization that is truly making a difference. I have focused my time on helping spread awareness via social media. Founder Lin Seahorn and the rest of the team are one big family and are truly one of a kind. The future is bright for our children with people like this fighting for those precious little ones. We must all stand up and help educate to save the children of our future. Thank you to all of CWAV for all that you are doing and I'm very proud to be a part of this.

2 Inesa J.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I am soooooo proud to serve CWAV and I hope that my dedication and hard work will help make a difference in lives of our children! It should be the #1 priority of our society - to protect our children from harm! Please help support Children Without A Voice USA!

1 Wendy17

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I am extremely proud to be a social media coordinator for Childrenwithoutavoiceusa. As a survivor of child abuse myself this organization has helped me with coping with my own childhood losses. I have know Lin and her family for over 20 years and they are wonderful people! This organization is extremely dedicated to child advocacy and awarness!

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

Having taught elementary education for many years, I encountered a number of students who had been abused physically, emotionally, and through neglect. Since retiring, I wanted to do something to help children who cannot help themselves.
CWAV-USA is an organization that reaches out to educate people from every walk of life about child abuse in the US. Because of their focus on education, I have learned about Shaken Baby Syndrome. I am appalled that such crimes on innocent babies is not pursued more vigorously by our legal system.
It is due to the passion for protecting children by CWAV-USA that I have become involved as a volunteer. It is an organization that deserves support.

1 Bruce S.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

As An Abused Child Myself I Have Joined Up For Justice So This Will Not Happen To Another Child. Also When I First Joined This Group I Sidned Up For The Action Reports On Cases For Children Rights And Prosecutions And Justice. I Am One Of The Voices. I Serve Proudly Even Know Not All Cases End In Sucess. As Long As There Is A Voice Even A Small One This Group Goes Over And Above Expectations To Assist For The Children. I Am Currently Learning More And Will Do More For This Much Needed Group As An Educator And A Continued Advocate For The Children. I Also Serve Proudly In Other Organizations With Same Field As : Parents Against Child Abuse , Code Amber (Amber Alert) Alabama , Amc Missing Child Alerts And Red Circle Alerts (Native American Children) As Long As There Are Needs For Justice For The Children I Will Assist As Long As I Draw My Last Breath. Our Children Are Our Future And We Need To Protect Them At All Costs. Sincerely Bruce Thompson (Parent , Grand Parent Child Advocate And Ex-Law Enforcement)

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

I HAve Been An Advocate For Sometime And I See This Group As Very Informative And Straight Forward In The Causes To Get Word Out And To Seek Maximum Penalty For Offenders Against Children And Also Teens. I Have Contacted Many And Do Get Surprised At The Number Who Contact Me Back And Thank Me For What I Do. B ut I Always Say It Is The Group As A Hole Not Just One. We Have To Move Forward In An Ever Changing World. Now Seeking To Do More As A Call To Duty For Our Children

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

I am an Advocacy Coordinator for Children Without A Voice USA (CWAV)
My job is to research and find recent child abuse cases. I also find the district attorney information for the cases so that we can send out action alerts. The action alerts are sent to many subscribers who will then send emails to the district attorneys asking for maximum sentencing for people who abuse, rape or kill children. The way that the laws are now people who kill a child recieve 1/4 of the sentence compared to someone who kills an adult. We hope to eventually change the laws regarding children.

1 Sharon C.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I have been with Children Without A Voice USA for two and a half years as an Education Facilitator. My position is to educate students, teachers, nurses, doctors, and members of the law community on the dangers of Shaken Baby Syndrome and Child Abuse.
I am so excited at the course this organization has taken in working to put an end to child abuse and in initiating programs that are used to educate even the youngest preschooler all the way up to adults.
We, at Children Without A Voice USA have formed an army of volunteers who work effortlessly at protecting children from all forms of abuse by implementing Prevention through Education programs, anti bullying, good touch/bad touch, action alerts and letter writing programs to judges and prosecutors on stiffer sentencing for crimes against children.