Newborn triplets Ava*, Aria* and Aiden* were taken into CPS care after being abandoned at the hospital. Their mother had a history with CPS, and her two older daughters had just come back into her custody before the birth of the triplets. Now, five siblings needed someone to ensure they were being cared for, and advocate Geri Bishop willingly stepped up to the task.
Geri became an advocate in 2019 and hit the ground running in her work with the girls. She began diligently making visits and forging relationships with everyone involved to understand the needs of the children. Geri even made calls to the older girls' school to ensure they were enrolled, as their mother had previously kept them from attending.
As the case carries on, Geri continues to assess the needs of the infant triplets and closely monitor their mother's health to advocate for their best interest. Her dedication began the moment she accepted their case. She cares deeply for their well-being and is paving the way for them to be in a healthy, happy environment. Geri is genuinely committed to a brighter future for each of the siblings.
Geri's passionate and devoted work on this case makes her an incredibly deserving recipient of our January "Volunteer of the Month" award. Congratulations, Geri, and thank you for all that you do to give a voice to Houston's abused and neglected children.
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*Names were changed to protect the identity of the children we help.