Stand up today and declare, "I am for the child."
Over 500 children in New Hanover and Pender Counties entered the court system as victims of abuse and neglect – enough children to fill a typical elementary school twice. They are confused and sad and frightened. They need an advocate. Too often there are not enough volunteers to represent them all.
• Could you speak up for their best interests?
• Could you join 4,800 other volunteers in the state to say "I am for this child."
Our volunteers get results. A Guardian ad Litem provides for each child a singular focus on finding a safe and permanent home and a commitment to communicating with that child consistently and with clarity and kindness. Our volunteers also give each child a clear and strong voice during the court process.
Funds you give change lives. Remember your childhood filled with baseball games, summer camp, ballet or swimming lessons? Doesn’t every child deserve this? Won’t you please help? In New Hanover and Pender Counties there are almost 500 children in state custody because they have been abused and neglected.
Tonya Barber became a Guardian ad Litem in 2013. As a single, working mother, she has still found time to be a voice for children who need one when abuse and neglect happen in their lives. Tonya learned that from seeing those children in her own non-profit work.
A group of our Guardians ad Litem walking in the MLK parade today! ... See MoreSee Less
Greetings Guardians and Friends!
Thank you for your tenacious support and commitment throughout 2015; it was a busy and successful year! If you were unable to join us on December 10 for our annual volunteer appreciation social, please know you were missed. The venue at The Balcony on Dock is warm and inviting on its own, filling it with the energy of Guardians ad Litem truly illuminated the room. Whether you were recognized for a 2, 5, 10 or 15 year anniversary this year; joined us 4 weeks ago; or partner with us in other capacities, I can not overstate how important and valuable you are to the futures of children. Your compassion and dedication change lives in positive ways every single day. You continuously motivate and inspire!
In this season of gratitude (I do believe it is always in season), I send incalculable thanks from all of us who share this mission for children with you. Wishing you peace and joy always!
With warm wishes,
Liz, Lee, Morey, Anita, Bev, Linda, Kent & Mose ... See MoreSee Less
It's moving day for the District 5 Guardian ad Litem office! Thank you to every person that has helped us with this process! We are very excited for our new space at 320 Chestnut but will miss our current office very much. ... See MoreSee Less
Today and everyday, we are so incredibly thankful for all Guardian ad Litem volunteers! Thank you for the wonderful difference you make in the lives of each child you work with! ... See MoreSee Less
320 Chestnut Street, Suite 618
Wilmington, North Carolina 28401
Phone: 910.343.5360 Fax: 910.343.5361
We are available to speak to your group, business, organization, or classroom about volunteer opportunities, our program, and child abuse and neglect in our community.