"TAMPA, Fla., April 25, 2013 /PRNewswire/-- What does a retired CEO, a stay-at-home mom and an emergency room physician have in common? They are three of 12 Tampa Bay people that are feaatures in online video testimonials in a volunteer recruitment effort for Voices for Children(VFC) of Tampa Bay.
VFC Executive Director, Betsy Smith said, "This multimedia/social effort relies..." read more
Each year in Hillsborough County thousands of children are trapped in hopeless homelife situations. Even after these children are removed by law enforcement, the vast majority of them have no say in their futures. Most of these children also face a judicial system that does not get the chance to hear what is in their best interests.
That is Why Guardian ad Litem Exists.
That is also why Voices For Children works tirelessly on the program's behalf.
Say the Word, and We'll Be There for Them.
Guardian ad Litem and Voices for Children need your help. There are two specific ways you, your company or organization can provide this much-needed assistance.
Contribute funds that will allow Guardian ad Litem to represent every child who needs help during legal proceedings. Currently, the program can serve only about 67% of the children in need. (based on April, 2010 data of 1,733 children represented and 2,571 children reported by Hillsborough Kids, Inc. as being “in” the Dependency Court System)
Volunteer to become a Guardian. Volunteers are screened and thoroughly trained in areas relating to courtroom procedure, child welfare, and the special needs of children. Volunteers are at least 19 years old and are ordinary people who do extraordinary things. Guardians in the program routinely describe their volunteer services as one of the most rewarding experiences of their lives.