Every 8 minutes, a child in Texas experiences abuse or neglect. Last year, there were 6,900 children in the Houston-area who experienced life-threatening abuse or neglect that they were 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. Advocates 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. But most importantly, they ensure the children’s unique needs are met until they can find a safe and loving home.
The McDonald’s Houston Children’s Festival has become a cornerstone event for Child Advocates and, to date, has raised over $5.6 million to assist Child Advocates in this critical mission.
Child Advocates mobilizes court appointed advocates to break the vicious cycle of child abuse. 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 currently raised over $5.6 million for CHILD ADVOCATES.
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