Polk, Highlands, and Hardee Countess are in need of an additional 300 volunteers to ensure that our abused and neglected children have a caring volunteer standing by their side, speaking up for their best interests and giving them hope for the future. Call 863-534-4605 for more information on how to become a volunteer
And now, a word from our Executive Director, Alan Abramowitz: “With the help of Elizabeth Damski at the state office, we have a new logo! We contacted National CASA and spoke with them regarding their new campaign and how we wanted to take advantage of our membership with National CASA. By doing so, we […]
Kay Rynear, who has served as a volunteer Guardian Ad Litem for over 12 years, was prominently noted as defending our program at the legislative meetings held in Bartow on Thursday, January 6, 2011. This prompted an impassioned plea from Senator Ronda Storms, a supporter of the Guardian Ad Litem, which can be read at the link […]
Imagine you are a child being taken from your home and put in a foster home, a group home or with a relative placement as a result of dependency. Now imagine that this new and strange home is hundreds of miles away from the place you know as your home….far from your parents, far from any relatives, far from your friends and far from the sights and sounds you are familiar with.
Please click on the link below to peruse the latest 10th Circuit GAL Volunteer Newsletter, featuring a special message from our Circuit Director, highlights from our annual statewide GAL Banquet held in late August, and tips on addressing the father in dependency cases from our legal staff, as well as well deserved kudos for our […]
Volunteers Amanda Michie and Ellie Weaver were recently featured in an article in The Ledger. Pictures of Amanda and a child she has been advocating for were prominently displayed. This type of story brings our program to life for the community. If you missed it, check out the story online!
The Hardee County Herald Advocate newspaper has graciously offered us a weekly column to showcase the guardian program and the work we do for children. If you would like to submit a story for this column, please email your submission to Diane Schmelz for consideration. Keep in mind that we must not use identifying information […]