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.
There was a great turn out this morning at the Pender County Butterfly Breakfast! A big thank you to all our community partners that help with child abuse prevention and awareness on a daily basis! ... See MoreSee Less
April is Child Abuse Awareness Month! Check out the window display on the first floor of our new building! ... See MoreSee Less
Thank you, thank you, thank you to all our Guardians ad Litem for everything you do!! ... See MoreSee Less
Thanks volunteers Lynne Fender, Zech Reger, Judy Neblett for being on our GAL - WHQR Partnership Pledge Drive team from 7-10 AM this morning! What a great time we had - thanks everyone who called with your support! ... See MoreSee Less
Guardian ad Litem volunteers participating in our Partnership Challenge Saturday morning. Help 'em out with a pledge, 910-343-1640 or whqr.org.
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.