Community Foundation of Broward Awards Grant to Voices for Children of Broward County Spotlighting its Work in Support of the Broward County Guardian Ad Litem Program

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“The Next Step” grant, funded by the Children’s Services Council of Broward County, will provide additional funding to assist Voices for Children of Broward County in working to achieve its mission: to raise funds to help ensure that each and every abused, abandoned and/or neglected child in the County is assigned a Guardian ad Litem.

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With hundreds of children in Broward County in need of a Guardian ad Litem, this funding will help us to continue advancing our fundraising and awareness efforts to better ensure each child is granted a voice. - Amy Goldin, Board Chair

Voices for Children of Broward County, the non-profit affiliate of the Guardian ad Litem program, is the proud recipient of a $3,000 grant made possible by the Community Foundation of Broward. “The Next Step” grant, funded by the Children’s Services Council of Broward County, will provide additional funding to assist Voices for Children of Broward County in working to achieve its mission: to raise funds to help ensure that each and every abused, abandoned and/or neglected child in the County is assigned a Guardian ad Litem.

“On behalf of the Board of Directors, we are so thankful to have received this grant from the Community Foundation of Broward,” states Amy Goldin, Board Chair of Voices for Children of Broward County. “With hundreds of children in Broward County in need of a Guardian ad Litem, this funding will help us to continue advancing our fundraising and awareness efforts to better ensure each child is granted a voice.”

A Guardian ad Litem is a trained volunteer who works one on one with abused, abandoned, and/or neglected children and advises the judge on the child’s progress through the system, makes recommendations for placements and permanency, and advocates for the child’s best interests. Although state and county funding for the Guardian ad Litem Program is provided, it is not enough money to recruit, train and professionally supervise a Guardian ad Litem for every child who enters the Broward County dependency system.

To contribute to the work Voices for Children of Broward County is doing or learn more about volunteering please visit http://www.voicesbroward.org, call (954) 915-6949 or send an email to info(at)voicesbroward(dot)org. Like what Voices for Children of Broward County is doing? Show us at http://www.facebook.com/VoicesBroward.

ABOUT VOICES FOR CHILDREN OF BROWARD COUNTY
Founded in 2011 Voices for Children of Broward County is a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit organization dedicated to raising funds and awareness to support the Guardian Ad Litem program of Broward County, Florida. The Voices for Children organization is committed in its work to provide an advocate for 100% of the abused, abandoned and/or neglected children in Broward County. To learn more or to make a donation, visit http://www.voicesbroward.org or call 954-915-6949.

ABOUT COMMUNITY FOUNDATION OF BROWARD
Founded in 1984, the Community Foundation of Broward's mission is to provide leadership on community solutions, and foster philanthropy that connects people who care with causes that matter. A public nonprofit organization with more than 450 charitable and agency endowment Funds representing $160 million, it has distributed $60 million to support community solutions over the past 29 years. The Foundation’s focus adjusts to the most pressing needs in the community. Current initiatives include the Re-engage for Good campaign to move retiring baby boomers into encore careers for social good, support of arts and cultural programming and education, and the Leadership Institute, which offers on-going educational programs for nonprofit CEOs, board members and human resources professionals. For more information about the Community Foundation of Broward, visit cfbroward.org or call 954.761.9503.

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