Best Charity Houston 2010 - Child Advocates
Children caught — through no fault of their own — in the bureaucratic maze of the court system: It can be a recipe for disaster. Someone has to stand up for them, but it can be a frustrating job. For the past 26 years, Child Advocates has been taking on that job, working on behalf of kids who are in protective custody because they've been abused, neglected or abandoned. They fight for kids who can't fight for themselves — more than 16,000 at last count — and in many cases save lives that easily could have gone down the wrong track.
READERS' CHOICE: Star of Hope
Wow! What a huge honor! Thank you Houston Press for recognizing the important role our amazing volunteers fill for this community. They're regular Houstonians just like you and I - they make dinner, entertain clients, drive carpool, walk the dog, hit the gym, coach soccer, manage employees, take vacations and watch reality television. What sets them apart is that, despite their busy lives, they still make time to volunteer as court-appointed advocates with our program, making a direct impact on the lives of abused children. Thank you so much for your recognition and support.
Child Advocates, Inc.