Advocates spend time one-on-one with a child in foster care, serving as an extra set of eyes and ears to look out for the child’s safety and well-being while they are in care.
They are a consistent support and a familiar face for a child who has experienced abuse or neglect. They gather information about the child’s circumstances and their family background. An advocate’s voice is trusted and valued in the courtroom, where life-altering decisions are made about where the child will live. Because advocates have a personal relationship with the child, they can express what would be in the child's best interests, helping guide the child into a safe, permanent home.
In just four easy steps, you can become a champion, joining the ranks of 600+ active volunteers who provide critical advocacy for child victims of life-threatening abuse, neglect or abandonment.
Complete an application and pre-screening call.
Come to our office for an interview with one of our team members.
Attend and complete Advocacy University.*
*Please note that attending Advocacy University training costs $25.