Texanthropy Spotlight: Child Advocates of Fort Bend
A few months ago I had the pleasure of visiting Child Advocates of Fort Bend, which is the Children’s Advocacy Center (CAC) serving the children and families in Fort Bend County. Child Advocates of Fort Bend is a non-profit agency that has been making a difference in the lives of abused and neglected children for 26 years. Their mission is to provide a voice, heal the hurt, and break the cycle of child abuse in Fort Bend County. Through programs like Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASATM), the support they receive from Children’s Advocacy Center of Texas (CACTX), and more than 200 trained community volunteer advocates, Child Advocates of Fort Bend improves the lives of more than 400 children each month. Since opening their doors in 1991, they have served more than 14,500 children.
It is clear that Child Advocates of Fort Bend is providing invaluable services and that the Fort Bend County community benefits immensely from these services. But sadly, child abuse is a big problem that requires attention and support from everyone. Below are just a few ways you can support Child Advocates of Fort Bend and their important mission:
- Wear a Blue Ribbon to show your support for child victims of abuse (read the story of the blue ribbon here)
- Follow Child Advocates of Fort Bend on Facebook
- Consider becoming a volunteer for Child Advocates of Fort Bend or CASATM
- Attend Child Advocates of Fort Bend’s Off to the Races Gala on May 5, 2018 at the Sugar Land Marriott Town Square
With April being Child Abuse Awareness Month, now is a great time to get involved. I encourage all Texans to learn more about Child Advocates of Fort Bend and Children’s Advocacy Center of Texas, educate yourself about the vital services they provide to child victims of sexual abuse, physical abuse and neglect, and find a way to get involved.