Every 8 minutes, a child in Texas experiences abuse or neglect.  Nearly 4,000 children in the Houston area have experienced such life-threatening abuse or neglect that they had to be removed from their homes and placed in foster care. Child Advocates trains everyday people to advocate for the best interests of these children in court so they can find safe, permanent homes as quickly as possible.

Child Advocates volunteers are appointed by a judge to represent the best interests of a child or sibling group in foster care.  They serve as the judge’s eyes and ears while the children are in custody, ensuring their unique needs are met until they can safely return home or are permanently placed with a loving relative or adoptive family.

The McDonald’s Houston Children’s Festival has become a cornerstone event for Child Advocates, Inc. and to date has raised over $5.6 million dollars to assist Child Advocates, Inc. in this critical mission.

 

CHILD ADVOCATES, INC.

MISSION STATEMENT


Child Advocates, Inc. mobilizes court appointed volunteers to break the vicious cycle of child abused.  We speak up for abused children who are lost in the system and guide them into safe environments where they can thrive.

 

THE McDONALD’S HOUSTON CHILDREN'S FESTIVAL
has now raised over $5.6 million for CHILD ADVOCATES.

For information on Child Advocates, click here

ABOUT THE FESTIVAL

April 4 & 5, 2020

Downtown Houston

The McDonald’s Houston Children’s Festival, a registered family festival charity established in 1988, to serve as the vehicle to educate the public about child abuse and the mission of Child Advocates.

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