Individual and Family Services
All of them innocent. Fragile. Adrift.
Each one of them was removed from his or her home. All of them are among the thousands of children in the Hamilton County child protection system.
Still vulnerable to abuse and neglect, often moving from home to home and school to school, they grow up with a singular dream: a safe, secure home.
ProKids speaks for a growing number of these children.
With a volunteer Court Appointed Special Advocate (CASA) and a dedicated team of ProKids staff members, these children and hundreds like them all have a chance at something different: A safe, permanent and nurturing home.
ProKids’ vision is a safe, permanent and nurturing home for every child. For 32 years, ProKids has been advocating for abused and neglected children by mobilizing our community to break the vicious cycle of child abuse and neglect. We recruit, train, and support community volunteers to speak up for children who have been abused and neglected, and help guide them into safe environments where they can thrive. The heart of this effort is our CASA volunteers. Each CASA volunteer is assigned to a foster child – making sure the child is safe, that the child’s needs are being met, and helping each child move into a safe, permanent and nurturing home as quickly as possible. For more than a decade, 99% of children represented by ProKids were free from abuse while in the foster care system.