Category: Advocacy

In honor of Child Abuse Prevention Month, consider purchasing a Kids First license plate. All plate sale proceeds and donations come back to local community organizations, including Children’s Bureau, to help strengthen families and keep kids safe. This year we ask you to please join us on the road to preventing child abuse and neglect….

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…

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.

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…

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…

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…