- Provide financial support to child welfare agencies working to protect child.
You can help support agencies like Cardinal McCloskey Services - directing your gifts to our programs working directly with parents in their homes to teach them new behaviors, new discipline techniques and new ways to confront their own emotional scars from the abuse they suffered as children. Or, you can direct your gift to helping abused children recover from their abuse through foster care programs, counseling programs and after-care programs.
For every $1.00 you donate to Cardinal McCloskey Services, $.93 goes directly to providing services.
- Become a Board Member
A volunteer Board of Directors is responsible for overseeing that a not-for-profit child welfare agency fulfills its mission of protecting children. They help raise much needed funds, monitor the fiscal responsibility of an organization and lend their skills and talents to directing the course of the agency. To learn more about being a Board Member, contact our Public Relations Office.
- Advocate on behalf of abused children.
Abused children have no one to speak for them. You can do that. Advocate with your government officials provide sufficient funding to keep programs operating that help keep children safe. Make sure you -- and your officials -- know about the child welfare organizations working in your community to help keep children safe.
- Know the signs and symptoms of abuse.
With so many children suffering from abuse and neglect - you may very likely know a child who is being abused. Know the signs and symptoms. If you suspect a child needs help, he or she probably does. Calling to file a report doesn't mean the child is automatically and immediately removed from the home. It does mean that someone knowledgeable will investigate and evaluate the situation. The family may need help. Your call can help them get it.
Click here for more information about abuse. Click here for information about reporting child abuse.
- Help an at-risk family.
Do you know a family in your community where Mom and/or Dad are under a great deal of stress, seem to be very short on patience, perhaps drinking a little too much and just seem to be on the edge all the time - yelling at the children, threatening them, grabbing them or maybe even spanking or hitting them? Perhaps there is something you can do to help. Maybe it is a simple thing like offering to take the kids to the park or a movie so that Mom and Dad can get a short break. Sometimes just feeling like there is someone who cares can be enough to diffuse a potentially violent situation.
- Help an at-risk child.
Do you know a child in your neighborhood who seems to be unsupervised, left alone to look after herself, often in the same clothes looking un-kept, out later than appropriate or generally seeming neglected by her parents? Child neglect is a form of child abuse. She may need help. Make a report. It could save her life. Click here for reporting information.