Category: Impact Stories

Never doubt your IMPACT! The holiday season may be over, but the positive impact that Children’s Bureau’s Hope for the Holidays donors have had on families really does teach and inspire.  Here are some thank you notes we received from families who were touched by our donors’ generosity this holiday season:

“Beautiful Disaster” says the tattoo about an inch above the vertical scar she bears from open heart surgery. Her arms are scarred from a workplace accident. Her piercing blue eyes are so light they are almost transparent. At age 27, Tara has already lived through more than most people will in a lifetime. And while…

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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?

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…

This story was submitted by Nicole Woodard of our Community Partners program serving Clay, Parke, Sullivan, Vermillion and Vigo counties. James and Ruth Ann have been raising two of their grandsons, Wyatt and Rylee, since birth. James has worked in the construction industry since he was a teen. But this year James learned that he…

The Glick Fund, a fund of Central Indiana Community Foundation, has awarded a gift of $300,000 to fund significant upgrades to the Rachel Glick Courage Center, a residential treatment facility of Children’s Bureau, Inc., to make it conducive to implementing a new model called “Teaching Family,” to expand and modernize the onsite school, and to…

At 12 years old, Keontaye Crawford had already spent half of his life in the foster care system. He watched as other children around him, including his biological sisters, were adopted, and he started to lose hope. After getting in a fight at the group home where he lived, he tried to run away and…

On Sunday, August 23 at 11 a.m., a southeast side family will be treated to a barbeque during the unveiling of their newly renovated home. The McAtee Family was one of five families selected as a recipient of this honor through the Extreme Dreams Makeover project, sponsored by the Greater Indianapolis Hotel & Lodging Association…