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.

These curriculums are designed to teach providers about serving families affected by Reactive Attachment Disorder (RAD), and families affected by trauma, abuse and/or neglect

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.

Our mission is to preserve families 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.

Prevention Funding

  • In 2018, cb helped over

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  • Success rate at keeping children from entering the child welfare system

  • 98%

    98% of fathers participating in Father Engagement programs report an increase in their knowledge of appropriate forms of discipline with their children

  • 826 served

    Hope for the Holidays served 826 kiddos in 2018


Children’s Bureau is built on the belief that giving kids the chance to succeed creates stronger communities. We typically serve more than 40,000 children in over 20,000 families each year. Whether you share your time, expertise or finances, your support is vital. Will you join us in our mission?

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