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Executive Director Update: Making a Lifelong Impact

Making a Lifelong Impact

August 23, 2017

Earlier this year, I wrote to you with an update about the challenges facing the child welfare system but also full of hope about new possibilities and opportunities for our children. I pledged then to "do more than ever before to make it right for our children in care" and I'm proud of the progress we have made towards that end. Read more...

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News & Resources from GALF:  July 2017

News & Resources from GALF: July 2017

July 31, 2017

Click Here for July 2017 News & Resources from GALF!

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GAL Program News: E-Advocator June 2017

GAL Program News: E-Advocator June 2017

July 31, 2017

This is your June 2017 Program Newsletter!

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One Voice, One Child:  Eli & Hope

One Voice, One Child: Eli & Hope

June 13, 2017

Learn about Eli and Hope's success story!

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One Voice, One Child: Violet

May 28, 2017

Violethas lived with her 76 year old grandmother for 3 ½ years because her mother has unresolved mental health issues. Her GAL volunteer reached out to us because Violet is a straight A student and avid reader. She conducts experiments at home and calls her GAL to report the results to her. She is curious and energetic and the grandmother isn’t sure how she will keep up with her activ

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GAL Program News: E-Advocator February 2017

GAL Program News: E-Advocator February 2017

May 6, 2017

This is your February 2017 program Newsletter

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GAL Program News: E-Advocator March 2017

GAL Program News: E-Advocator March 2017

May 6, 2017

This is your March 2017 Program Newsletter.

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GAL Program News: E-Advocator April 2017

GAL Program News: E-Advocator April 2017

May 6, 2017

This is your program newsletter for April 2017.

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News & Resources from GALF:  March/April 2017

News & Resources from GALF: March/April 2017

May 6, 2017

This is your March/April 2017 Foundation newsletter.

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One Voice, One Child: Mike and Mara

April 28, 2017

Mara is a withdrawn fourth grader with the comprehension level of a first grader. Mike, her brother, is in first grade but isalso intellectually delayed. Both children were cared for by homeless parents with little stability for much of their young life. Mara makes animal noises when stressed and her therapist recommended a summer camp program with horseback riding, recreation, and arts and crafts

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One Voice, One Child: Jennie

March 28, 2017

Jennie, 17, has been in the dependency system for some time. She has evolved from a defensive, angry teenager to now a calm and loving mother for her new son. She has done an amazing job at getting her life back on track and will age out of care at the end of this year. She resides at Alpha House and recently completed her GED. She is now working full time and enrolled at St. Pete College with the

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One Voice, One Child: Mariah

February 28, 2017

Maria entered care at the age of 2 due to substance abuse and other issues of child neglect. She was able to stay with an aunt for much of her childhood and then was returned to her mother at the age of 10. For the next few years, Maria’s life was full of strife and she and one of her siblings called the Abuse Hotline over 10 times before finally being removed from her home for a second time

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News & Resources from GALF:  February 2017

News & Resources from GALF: February 2017

February 12, 2017

Here is your February 2017 News & Resources from GALF

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GAL Program News:  E-Advocator Dec 2016/Jan 2017

GAL Program News E-Advocator Dec 2016/Jan 2017

February 6, 2017

This is your December 2016/January 2017 newsletter

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February 2017 Update from the Executive Director

New Year-New Challenges

February 6, 2017

You don't have to look far to find the challenges facing our children and the child welfare system-it seems almost daily another article appears and 2017 has just begun. One highlighting DCF falling behind federal standards in 11 of 14 measures...

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One Voice, One Child:  Elsie

One Voice, One Child: Elsie

January 28, 2017

Learn how Elsie's volunteer child advocate helped her find a forever home. Elsie is now thriving under the care of a large family!

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GAL Program News:  E-Advocator November 2016

GAL Program News E-Advocator November 2016

December 12, 2016

This is your November Program Newsletter

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GAL Program News:  E-Advocator October 2016

GAL Program News E-Advocator October 2016

December 12, 2016

This is your October 2016 Program Newsletter.

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News & Resources From GALF: November 2016

News & Resources From GALF: November 2016

November 18, 2016

Click Here for News & Resources from GALF: November 2016

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Full of Gratitude for Our Volunteers

Full of Gratitude for Our Volunteers

November 15, 2016

This month, we celebrate Thanksgiving and I am so thankful for the volunteers who tirelessly serve to represent abused, abandoned, or neglected children here in Pinellas and Pasco Counties. We also celebrate National Adoption Month. Here in Florida, at any given time, there are approximately 750-800 children waiting to find their forever homes.

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2nd Annual SuperHero 5K Huge Success!

2nd Annual SuperHero 5K Huge Success!

November 15, 2016

Thanks to donors and entry fees we were able to raise $25,000 to support children’s needs requests throughout the year that include things like tutoring, bedding, afterschool activities and uncovered medical expenses. To give you a sense of what $25,000 can do for our youth: that could purchase almost 100 beds, pay for over 500 hours of tutoring, or support 100 youth to attend an extra-curricular

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News & Resources from GALF:  June 2016

News & Resources from GALF: June 2016

October 31, 2016

News & Resources from GALF: June 2016

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News & Resources from GALF:  July/August 2016

News & Resources from GALF: July/August 2016

October 31, 2016

Click here for July/August 2016 News & Resources from GALF

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GAL Program News:  E-Advocator May 2016

GAL Program News E-Advocator May 2016

October 31, 2016

This is your May 2016 Program Newsletter

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GAL Program News:  E-Advocator July 2016

GAL Program News E-Advocator July 2016

October 31, 2016

This is your July 2016 Program Newsletter

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GAL Program News:  E-Advocator August 2016

GAL Program News E-Advocator August 2016

October 31, 2016

This is your August 2016 Program Newsletter

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GAL Program News:  E-Advocator September 2016

GAL Program News E-Advocator September 2016

October 31, 2016

This is your September Program Newsletter.

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