Voices For Children
A group of foster kids in Miami-Dade are getting some help as they age out of the system.
For 30 years, the Voices for Children Foundation has provided funding to support the Miami-Dade guardian ad litem program. The program, “GAL” for short, and its court-appointed adults, serve as the voice in court of abused, abandoned or neglected children in the local foster care system. We focus on what “GAL” is. who can become one, why it is so important top so many young unheard voices.
Miami Heat star Chris Bosh celebrated Christmas early with children in need this weekend.
Florida’s Guardian ad Litem program advocates for the best interest of children alleged to have been abused, abandoned or neglected who are involved in court proceedings. The program in Broward County, and its nonprofit affiliate “Voices for Children” has publicly launched a campaign called “Help Close the Gap” because it needs volunteers. We focus on the work the Guardian ad Litem program does and how you can help the children who need it most.
Sometimes good things really do happen to good people. Twenty-one-year old Ronald Smith recently learned that thanks to the help from others, some he doesn’t even know.
Sixty two local non-profit organizations got a big boost from The Miami Foundation’s Community Grants initiative. The Foundation awarded one million dollars in funds and Neighbors 4 Neighbors was one of the lucky recipients.
With more than 2,600 children in Miami-Dade’s foster care system, a local non profit is hoping to raise funds and awareness to meet the needs of the children who are abused, abandoned and neglected.
The Focus Show welcomes CEO and President of Voices For Children, Nelson Hincapie, to explain more about the GAL program and the impact it has on the children it serves.