As one of the oldest missing children's organizations in the US, VCA is rich with experience and passion. Those involved provide empathy and guidance to searching parents as well as those parents who seek to prevent their children from going missing. I learned a lot from VCA, and will carry my experience from VCA with me into my professional and personal life. An amazing organization, please support them!
I have had the pleasure of working with the Vanished Children's Alliance (VCA) for several years now. They have been fantastic in providing training and materials to our agency (law enforcement) so that we can be better equipt to talk with the public about maintaining a safe enviroment for children to avoid being abducted, a parent's worst nightmare. I have never had a problem with any employee of the organization and would encourage anyone reading this to check out their website.
This is an organization where you can tell that people honestly care. Each and every staff member's heart is in this cause and they show it by the support they give to searching families, by the assistance they give to law enforcement, and the services they offer to the community.
I have seen presentations done by their Outreach staff and they were amazing! The presenter made an effort to keep the presentation age-appropriate and interesting for the kids. She was quick to acknowledge kids' opinions and made an effort to validate them (and guide them to a better answer when neccessary). If I were still in the classroom, I would schedule this group again!
I worked for this organization for over a year. Even though I moved on my heart is still in this organization to this day. This is a non-profit where you can really feel the care, intention, and mission being lived out everyday by the staff, board members, and supporters. When a child goes missing, it is THEIR child too. When an organization wants to learn more about abduction safety, it becomes their mission to teach them. They are a staff of very few people, but the heart of millions. I would do whatever they asked of me because I believe in VCA.