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.
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
We will be in Ogden Park until 5pm at the Festival Latino! Come see us if you are interested in the program or just want to say hi! ... See MoreSee Less
UNCW Students and GAL volunteers "Coalesce for a Cause" to talk about child maltreatment. A big thank you to Dr. Jennifer Vanderminden' SOC 490 class for all the wonderful research and work you all did! ... See MoreSee Less
272 North Front Street, Suite 215
Wilmington, North Carolina 28401
Phone: 910.251.2733 Fax: 910.251.5806
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.