Year: 2016

In the United States, there are currently more than 400,000 children living in foster care. Children’s Bureau provides support and comfort to Indiana’s children in foster care, foster families and young adults transitioning from foster care to independence. Today, Children’s Bureau received a helping hand from mattress retailer Mattress Firm and the Ticket to Dream…

Children’s Bureau, Inc. is pleased to announce its selection as a regional training center in the techniques of Theraplay, a child and family therapy that has been helping children and families around the world since 1975. The Theraplay Institute trains mental health professionals, human services providers, parents and teachers in the techniques of Theraplay, used for…

The stars came out for Children’s Bureau’s 19th annual Celebrity Cook-Off on Tuesday, October 4. The event raised $89,000 for children and families we serve. Fifty celebrities fired up the hibachi grills to entertain guests at a NEW venue — Sapporo Japanese Steakhouse in Castleton. Before dinner, guests arrived to mingle in the pagoda featuring…

Robert Day doesn’t have an easy job. As a father engagement case manager on Children’s Bureau’s Connersville team, he says he has seen a lot. But it is transformations like Michael Tackett’s that keep him believing that anything is possible. Michael had just completed rehab when Robert contacted him to discuss custody of his children….

The sixth annual Children’s Bureau Cornhole Tournament, organized by CB’s Young Professionals Advisory Board, was the group’s best fundraiser to date, generating $10,000. Penske Chevrolet was the host venue for the second year in a row, and WTTS 92.3 was on site with a live feed. A record 48 teams signed up to play in this year’s bracket, which was…

Children’s Bureau’s Director of Adoption Recruitment and Retention, Anna Wolak, was featured in an RTV6 story about the Indiana Heart Gallery and its work to create awareness for special needs adoptions in the state.

These excerpts come courtesy of the Umps Care Charities newsletter that features our own CB employee, Cadence “Zoe” Cottom. Do you have any advice for others who can relate to your journey? Being in foster care and being adopted makes you different than other kids. But I never saw this as a bad thing. I…

 Tina Cloer, CEO & president of Children’s Bureau, participated in a live radio discussion today on No Limits, an award-winning local program from WFYI, Indianapolis’ local NPR station. Host John Krull spoke with Cloer and two other panelists about the growing challenges in Indiana’s foster care system. “I believe there’s always hope for the parents,” Cloer said….

We were so pleased to receive a very creative special delivery today from Oaklandon Unitarian Universalist Church. Congregants focused specifically on women’s health as a justice issue and spent a “Service Project Sundays” creating three dozen hygiene kits for teen girls staying in our shelter. Each bag contained an encouraging, handwritten note along with soap,…

Representatives of Children’s Bureau and Walmart Foundation will celebrate the Foundation’s generous grant of $50,000 for the children’s shelter located at the Gene Glick Family Support Center. A check presentation will take place on Thursday, April 21, 2016. Walmart leaders and members of the press are invited to attend this informational celebration and tour of…