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Guardian Ad Litem Program of HIllsborough County

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Hillsborough County leads the state of Florida in the number of children in care! Won't you join us and say Together, we can help children reach home! Be a voice for a child who stands in the entryway of a group foster home, clutching a makeshift suitcase, a garbage bag filled with everything he owns or for the 1st grader who has had seven addresses in a single year, because she is in foster care. Children who have a Guardian ad Litem Volunteer Child Advocate are half as likely to languish in foster care, and that much more likely to find a safe, permanent home. I am just like you! There are currently almost 1000 children in Hillsborough County who need a Guardian ad Litem Volunteer Child Advocate to be their voice and help them reach home.

Children who have a Guardian ad Litem Volunteer Child Advocate spend less time in foster care, do better academically, receive more needed services and have a consistent adult figure in their life.

Information Sessions are held weekly. Please check our website (www.galtampa.org) or follow us on Facebook (https://www.facebook.com/GALTampa/) to confirm Information Session dates and locations.

To learn more please call 813-272-5110 - Training classes are held monthly

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About Guardian Ad Litem Program of HIllsborough County

Location:

700 East Twiggs Street, Ste. 750, Tampa, FL 33602, US

Mission Statement

The mission of the Guardian ad Litem Program is to speak for the best interest of abused, abandoned and neglected children who are involved in the Dependency Court System through no fault of their own. In the courts, we promote and support quality volunteer representation for children in order to ensure each child has the right and opportunity for a safe, permanent, nurturing home.

Description

Every year more than half a million abused and neglected children are in need of safe, permanent, nurturing homes. That's where the Guardian ad Litem steps in. As trained advocates, Guardian ad Litem volunteers are appointed by judges to be a voice for these children in court. The result is that a child is placed into a safe, loving home where he/she can thrive. It is the Guardian ad Litem Program's vision to provide a volunteer for each and every abused and neglected child who needs one.

WHEN

We'll work with your schedule.

WHERE

700 East Twiggs Street, Suite 750Tampa, FL 33602

(27.95061,-82.45509)
 

SKILLS

  • Problem Solving
  • Child Development
  • Youth Services
  • Case Work / Management
  • Child Welfare
  • Verbal / Written Communication

GOOD FOR

  • People 55+

REQUIREMENTS

  • Driver's License Needed
  • Background Check
  • Must be at least 21
  • Orientation or Training
  • 10 to 12 hours per month
  • Level 2 Background Screen

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