Child Advocates recruits, trains and supports volunteers who provide a voice for abused and neglected children in the Houston area. As Harris County's Court Appointed Advocates (CASA) program, we provide lifesaving advocacy that helps children exit foster care to a safe, permanent home as quickly as possible.
Our volunteers' main job is to provide the court with recommendations about where the children they represent should live on a permanent basis. Throughout the case, our volunteers maintain contact with everyone involved in the children's lives, from foster parents, biological parents and therapists to Child Protective Services caseworkers and attorneys appointed by the court. They make sure the children are receiving the medical and psychological help they need, and they meet with teachers and principals to help the children thrive in school. They dry tears and give hugs and throw birthday parties, too. Most importantly, they serve as a 'constant' person for the children to count on during this tumultuous time.
Essentially, our volunteers do whatever it takes to ensure that the needs of the children are being met while they are in care. Please visit www.childadvocates.org for more information.
PLEASE NOTE THAT ALL CHILDREN UNDER 12 REGISTERED TO RUN MUST HAVE A REGISTERED ADULT RUNNING WITH THEM.
The annual Child Advocates Superhero Run will take place on October 15, 2016 at CITYCENTRE. The 5K chip-timed run will begin at 8 AM and the 1K run will begin around 9 AM. A post-race party will follow the 5K and 1K events, with food and plenty of fun for all big and little Superheroes.
Race and costume contest awards ceremony to follow the 1K event. Come out and have a great time running, walking or spectating for Child Advocates!
Don’t forget to fundraise up until race day to further your super power for Houston’s littlest victims!