Close Window

Sign up today for the latest News & information from Child Advocates.






About Child Advocates

Every 8 minutes, a child in Texas experiences abuse or neglect. More than 5,000 children in the Houston area have experienced such life-threatening abuse or neglect that they had to be removed from their homes and placed in foster care. Child Advocates trains everyday people to advocate for the best interests of these children in court so they can find safe, permanent homes as quickly as possible.
Child Advocates, Inc. mobilizes court appointed volunteers to break the vicious cycle of child abuse. We speak up for abused children who are lost in the system and guide them into safe environments where they can thrive.
Child Advocates volunteers are appointed by a judge to represent the best interests of a child or sibling group in foster care.  They serve as the judge’s eyes and ears while the children are in custody, ensuring their unique needs are met until they can safely return home or are permanently placed with a loving relative or adoptive family. Unlike Child Protective Services caseworkers and court appointed attorneys who juggle overwhelming caseloads, our volunteers represent just one child or sibling group at a time. Their advocacy makes sure no child falls through the cracks of our overburdened child welfare system.
 
Child Advocates volunteers make a profound difference in the lives of the children they serve. Studies show children served by an advocate volunteer are better able to work with others and to control deviant behavior than children without an advocate. Also, more parents of these children complete counseling services, psychiatric evaluations and drug and alcohol counseling than those without an advocate. With Child Advocates’ help, the cycle of abuse can be broken, allowing these children to become productive adults and loving parents.
Our vision is to provide a court appointed advocate volunteer for every abused and neglected child in Harris County who needs one. Our challenge is to find the volunteers, resources, commitment and compassion that will get us there.
Be the Voice for an Abused Child in Harris County
you are here:
Child Advocates Inc. 2401 Portsmouth, Suite 210
Houston, TX 77098

713.529.1396 phone
713.529.1390 fax
Report Abuse To report child abuse, neglect or abandonment, contact the Texas Abuse and Neglect Hotline

1.800.252.5400
www.txabusehotline.org
Child Advocates on Facebook
like child advocates
on facebook.
Child Advocates on Twitter
follow child advocates
on twitter.
Child Advocates on linkdin
connect with child advocates
on linkedin.
Child Advocates on YouTube
see child advocates
on youtube.
Make a Donation... Donate online now to make a difference in an abused child's life.
Become a Volunteer Explore our volunteer opportunities.
Real Stories of our Children Read about a few of the children we serve, and see how you can help us ensure that more children's stories have happier endings
Request a Speaker Is your company or organization looking for more information on Child Advocates? Let us know and we are happy to come to you and share our mission and stories.
Request a Court Appointed Advocate Request a Court Appointed Advocate.