The skyrocketing number of abused children is a red flag for all of us who love young people and want them to thrive. Each year, Georgia reports 127,000 cases of abuse and lands near the bottom of all states in child well-being. We have to take more action.
While we serve many, we could be serving more…. and bringing related services together. Because we are on separate campuses, our program could be more easily accessible. Currently, some families are confused and frustrated about where they can turn for help.
With our region predicted to experience population growth of nearly 21% over the next few years, Advocates must ACT NOW to improve and expand its services and ensure children and their families can grow and thrive in north Georgia.
Advocates for Children is the leading service provider dedicated to the prevention of child abuse in the Northwest Georgia region. Based in Cartersville, we extend a comprehensive umbrella of services focused on advocacy, prevention and residential services that positively impact the lives of children, youth and families.
The residents of our area are thankful we offer critical safety from abusers, valuable education to partner organizations and caregivers, and trained volunteer court-appointed advocates to represent and support children in foster care.
Additionally, we provide safe and supportive housing for foster care youths and young adults who are experiencing homelessness or have aged out of the foster care system.
The Solution Needs You
Prevention is the best deterrent to child abuse. Our approach is to have parents and children engaged in education programs designed to prevent child abuse before it occurs.
To help us realize our vision for families, we have launched a strategic capital campaign to raise
$4.6 million to invest in our much-needed growth by March 2024.
life of a child
Few causes are as significant as preventing and decreasing the trauma of child abuse. When you support this meaningful campaign, you are literally transforming lives.
Together we will create a better environment for vulnerable children in our community. If you care and want to be part of the solution, please consider a one-time special investment to help our young clients and their families.
The children need your support.
Join the Campaign!
Build Families. Protect Children.
This appeal is to those who care about the community, want to be part of the solution, and will join with Advocates to build strong families and protect children, so they can grow up to lead happy and productive lives. We invite you to challenge yourself. Think big! Give generously and from the heart. Be creative in how you give!
Consider one of the following ways to give:
- Set up a monthly recurring donation to support Advocates for Children
- Pledge a gift of $10,000 or higher and pay over three years (2022, 2023 & 2024)
- Recommend a grant distribution from a Donor Advised Fund
- Give a gift of real estate, personal property, appreciated assets, and/or stocks
- Are you 71 or older? Talk with your advisor about a Charitable IRA Rollover or Qualified Charitable Distribution
- Future gift planning—Include a bequest in your Will to Advocates as part of your estate plans
- Future gift planning—Name Advocates for Children as a charity beneficiary of your retirement.
Do you have questions about giving options? Contact Carla Lavender, Development Director, at email@example.com or by calling 770-387-1143 Ext. 401.
Capital Campaign Leadership
Advocates is proud to partner with these leaders in our community.
Rob Hankinson, Co-Chair | Red Top Brewhouse, CEO
Glenn Jordan, Co-Chair | Chick-fil-A, Owner/Operator
Carrie Trotter | Tilley, Deems & Trotter, Partner
Matthew Gambill | State Representative, Georgia General Assembly
Parrish Construction Group, Buisness Development Manager
Jud McGivaren* | RenovationX, CEO & Founder
Patrick Nelson* | Bartow County, Community Redevelopment Coordinator
Barry Justus* | Ameris Bank, Vice President, Commercial Lending
Glen Merritt* | Raymond James, Financial Advisor
Vicky Newman Durham | Community Leader
James Jarrett | Shaw Industries (retired executive)
Rachel Castillo | Advocates for Children, President & CEO