Year: 2015

Children’s Bureau’s CEO & President Tina Cloer was recently interviewed by local Indianapolis NPR station WFYI about the burden our human services agencies are shouldering because of the heroin epidemic. The story was picked up nationally on NPR’s All Things Considered October 27. Listen or read the story below, courtesy of Side Effects and NPR News. Heroin, Opioid Abuse Put Extra…

A group of 23 Butler University students and alums came to the Children’s Bureau Family Support Center Saturday August 29 to play with children staying in the shelter and complete much-needed projects as part of the school’s annual Bulldogs Into the Streets (B.I.T.S.) volunteering initiative. Over 1,200 new and returning students, faculty, staff, alumni, and…

Sunday, August 30 was a beautiful day for the fifth annual Cornhole Tournament, presented by Lumina Foundation and held at Penske Chevrolet, a corporate partner of Children’s Bureau. The event raised $9,221 to further Children’s Bureau’s mission of preserving families and protecting kids in Central Indiana. Sixty teams came out to compete in two brackets: skilled and juniors (one…

Children’s Bureau, Inc. is proud to announce six newly appointed members to its Board of Directors. Each new member will serve a three-year term to support Children’s Bureau’s mission of protecting kids and preserving Indiana families. “Each of our new board members brings a diverse skill set to the table, and we are looking forward…

The North Side Optimist Club visited the Children’s Shelter at the Gene Glick Family Support Center on Saturday, July 18 to get our kids back-to-school ready! The Optimists brought backpacks and school supplies and helped the kids decorate and customize their own bags. Once the backpacks were complete, the Optimists helped the kids color, paint and draw…

One of our prized volunteers, Rick Francis, put in lot of work this week to create two great raised garden beds for our Children’s Shelter. This summer, youth staying at our shelter will have the chance to plant, water, weed, watch grow and harvest some of their very own produce for meals. The group planted…

Twenty-five Indiana MENTOR employees and their families spent their Saturday morning sprucing up the Courage Center neighborhood playground. They worked against the rain to spread mulch and grass seed, dig a trench, pull weeds and plant flowers on their 3rd annual Volunteer Day. A total of 2,400 volunteers participated across 17 states.

Did you know a huge part of the work done at Children’s Bureau is classified as “prevention” — aimed at keeping children and families out of the child welfare system. We currently have prevention programs in 31 Indiana counties. Prevent Child Abuse America estimates that implementing effective policies and strategies to prevent child abuse and…

Children’s Bureau, Inc. prepares to reopen the Rachel Glick Courage Center, a residential treatment facility, with two open houses on April 1, 2015. Courage Center closed for major renovations that have more than doubled its capacity to serve young people aged 10-17 who suffer from emotional/behavioral disorders caused by traumatic events such as physical abuse,…

Jaimie & Matthew Cairns & Marcie & Michael Vance Thirty-five teams flexed their mental muscle in the sixth annual Trivia Night, presented by Lumina Foundation, on Friday, March 6. This year the team “Our Drinking Team Has a Trivia Problem” dethroned two-year reigning champs “Those M.F.ing Prosecutors” (M.F. stands for major felony). The foursome —…