We work to identify and engage men whose kids have become part of the child welfare system and provide ongoing support to help dads establish safety and stability for their children.

That's why Children's Bureau is needed.

Our children’s shelter is open 24/7/365 to serve kids who’ve been displaced and traumatized by Indiana’s addictions epidemic. A temporary stay provides kids with security and stability — two things many of them have never known.

Kids build resilience each time someone is there to pick them up when they fall. And because the opposite is true, too, Children’s Bureau works to educate Indiana parents and create healthier futures.

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Our mission is to preserve and protect the future of Indiana's children.

Guided by our vision of a healthy family for every child, Children’s Bureau’s highly-trained case managers identify and address issues that tear families apart. They do so in different ways: • Prevent - Empower families with professional support and community resources to eliminate issues that lead to entry into the child welfare system. • Intervene - Work with families who find themselves in the “system” to accomplish the required goals to keep their children. • Protect - Recruit and strengthen foster and adoptive homes. • Support - Mentor older youth transitioning from foster care to independent living.

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    CB Father Engagement connected 39% more kiddos with their dads in 2016

  • 1100 served

    Hope for the Holidays served 1,100 kiddos in 2016

Impact

The road of life is rarely straight and is never completely smooth. There are speed bumps, road blocks and U-turns. Children’s Bureau programs serve as a roundabout for families facing challenges in their journey. They may enter at any point and return if needed. Children’s Bureau strives to direct every child to a safe, healthier, happier family. No child or parent has to travel the road of life alone.