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ProKids

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Before the COVID-19 crisis even began, abused and neglected kids in our community were already missing huge pieces of their lives. ProKids volunteers help put the pieces together to keep children safe, healthy and heading toward the safe, permanent, nurturing home each child deserves. Our volunteers come from every walk of life, supported and trained by passionate ProKids staff, and stand up for kids, often in foster care.

We know there will be more children who need us than before, given the reality of these uncertain times. The most vulnerable of these children will hurt the most.

You can be the person who problem-solves for one of these children. You can be the one who puts the pieces together and who keeps everyone focused on the most important thing: the child. In about 2-4 hours a week, mostly spent on email or on the phone, you can make a powerful difference in the life of a child in crisis.

The first step is to come to ProKids for a Snapshot. During a one-hour informational session, you will learn more about our mission, the incredible children we serve, and how you can make this difference in a child’s life as a Court Appointed Special Advocate known as a CASA Volunteer. Sign up for a Snapshot at www.prokids.org/snapshot

These are offered at various times and days, virtually, so you can join via Zoom.

Once you have attended a Snapshot, training begins in the ProKids CASA University program to make sure you have all the information you need to advocate for a child's best interest.

Classes are offered at various times and days, virtually, so you can join via Zoom.

You can learn more about what a CASA Volunteer does here: https://www.prokids.org/volunteer/

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About ProKids

Location:

2605 Burnet Avenue, Cincinnati, OH 45219, US

Mission Statement

A safe, permanent and nurturing home for every child.

Description

ProKids volunteers, trained and supported by a passionate staff, speak up for abused and neglected children and help them find safe, permanent and nurturing homes. ProKids has been standing up for these children, often in foster care, since 1981. Whether working directly with a child as a CASA (Court Appointed Special Advocate) volunteer, assisting in another capacity, or supporting us financially by making a donation, our children need your help. Each CASA Volunteer is assigned to a foster child, making sure the child is safe, that the child's needs are met, and helping each child move into a safe, permanent, and nurturing home as quickly as possible. And they're successful. A national study shows that children with CASA volunteers spend less time in long-term foster care and move less often. Abuse has stopped for 99 percent of the foster children served by ProKids over the past two decades.

Advocacy & Human Rights
Children & Youth
Justice & Legal

WHEN

We'll work with your schedule.

WHERE

2605 Burnet Ave.Cincinnati, OH 45219

(39.12868,-84.50208)
 

SKILLS

  • Child Welfare
  • Crisis Intervention
  • Research
  • Case Work / Management
  • Crisis Counseling
  • Spanish

GOOD FOR

  • People 55+

REQUIREMENTS

  • Background Check
  • Must be at least 21
  • Orientation or Training
  • After training, about 10 hours a month
  • Continuing education. Visits with children in homes and schools.

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