Children's Advocacy Network

Children's Advocacy Network The mission of the Children's Advocacy Network is to help heal and champion abused and neglected children throughout Central Louisiana.
Since 1995, our agency has worked to ensure accountability, justice and child safety throughout every step of the investigation, trial and foster care placement. Our three programs provide children with the proper help needed to cope with and eventually overcome the traumatic experiences they have endured: The Children’s Advocacy Center provides a non-threatening and safe environment for children to retell their abuse stories, minimizing the potential of re-traumatizing the child. Trauma-Focused Therapy provides therapy, education and support to children with histories of neglect and/or abuse, and their foster or adoptive caregivers. Rapides CASA (Court Appointed Special Advocates) recruits and trains volunteers that are appointed by a judge to advocate on behalf of abused and neglected children in court.
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02/18/2020
Patience Quilters

We are fortunate to be part of such a giving community that helps contribute to our mission to help heal and champion needs of children in Central Louisiana. Members of the local group, Patience Quilters, recently stopped by to give handmade children's quilts and tote bags as well as some stuffed animals!

Thank you for helping bring comfort and love to children we serve.

#volunteerdonatechampion
#childrensadvocacynetwork
www.childrensadvocacy.net

Children's Advocacy Network's cover photo
01/08/2020

Children's Advocacy Network's cover photo

We believe that all children deserve to be in a safe, loving and permanent home, free of abuse and neglect. Join us and ...
01/02/2020

We believe that all children deserve to be in a safe, loving and permanent home, free of abuse and neglect. Join us and become a CHAMPION for children today! Volunteer Training begins soon!

If you are interested, you can go to the link below to fill out an application.
https://www.childrensadvocacy.net/become-a-casa-volunteer

Want more information?
Check out our website at childrensadvocacy.net or call our helpful staff at 318.445.5678.

HAPPY NEW YEAR from The Children's Advocacy Network! The office is closed today and we will return January 2nd. We wish ...
01/01/2020

HAPPY NEW YEAR from The Children's Advocacy Network! The office is closed today and we will return January 2nd.

We wish everyone has a great start to 2020 and we look forward to doing all we can with our compassionate community to champion the needs of all children in Central Louisiana.

What a wonderful season of giving it has been!So many community champions have donated gifts to help assure that no chil...
12/25/2019

What a wonderful season of giving it has been!

So many community champions have donated gifts to help assure that no child is left without a Christmas gift!

Leslie Frietch from First United Methodist Church, Iota Mu Line 44 and Krewe Fleur De Lis are amongst those who contributed to making Christmas special for the children we serve!

Thank you to ALL who have given to the cause this holiday season and for helping us spread holiday joy to children in care.

12/25/2019
Krewe DeLaWinn

We continue to be thankful for all of the toys donated to help make Christmas special for the children in care!

Staff in our LaSalle CASA office received toy donations from Krewe DeLaWinn! Thank you for championing the children we serve!

12/25/2019
12/24/2019
OakMont and other businesses

Toys were donated to Avoyelles Parish CASA collected by local businesses OakMont Estate Assited Living Home, Superior Oil & Lube, and Gaspard Law Firm! Thank you for being part of our community of champions!

Because of so many generous donations, every child in care that we serve will surely have a wonderful Christmas.

12/24/2019
Avoyelles Yoga & Fitness

Thank you Tanya Mahfouz, owner of Avoyelles Yoga & Fitness, for hosting a PJ Collection for children in care! These pjs were donated by the community and will be distributed to Avoyelles Parish CASA children!

We appreciate all who donated for championing children we serve!

12/24/2019
Our halls are decked and the Christmas Spirit is alive here at the Children's Advocacy Network! We hope everyone has a w...
12/23/2019

Our halls are decked and the Christmas Spirit is alive here at the Children's Advocacy Network! We hope everyone has a wonderful holiday!

12/23/2019
England Oaks Retirement Community

Generous indiviuals from the England Oaks Retirement Community have donated toys that will help us brighten Christmas for the children in care. Thank you for being a part of our Community of Champions for children!

We have been amazed by our community this year as we continue to receive donations of Christmas toys. This will assure that no child will be without gifts to open this holiday.

12/23/2019
First Baptist Church Lecompte

The gifts for children in foster care continue to come! Thank you Mrs. Connie Thomas and Mrs. Shannon Haggart with First Baptist Church Lecompte, for the donation of toys!

Because of all of the generous donations this year by our community champions, no child will be left without a gift this Christmas!

12/22/2019
Riviere De Soleil

This holiday, our community has truely shown what it means to be Champions for Children with a record of gifts donated, and with more coming in!

Thank you Riviere De Soleil for being part of this community of Champions gifting stockings full of Christmas treats to the children we serve! These fun gifts will surely bring joy to those children who receive them!

Volunteer - Donate - Champion
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12/20/2019
Victoria and Patrick Richmond

Champions for Children, Victoria and Patrick Richmond of Glenmora, donated toys that will help make Christmas spectacular for children we serve! Thank you for helping us spread holiday joy to children in care.

12/19/2019

CAN staff witnessed happiness brighten the faces of children in foster care during the Toys for Kids event hosted by the Pentecostals of Alexandria! They received gift packages put together just for them! Thank you POA for being true Champions for Children.

12/19/2019
Holiday Happiness

Who's ready for Christmas?! WE ARE!
Christmas is right around the corner! We've decked the halls and we've been receiving toy donations to give to children we champion! We hope the holiday cheer continues to spread!

You can be a champion for children too!
Volunteer - Donate - Champion
www.childrensadvocacy.net

12/19/2019

CAN staff had the pleasure of attending the 2nd Annual Christmas Party with CASA! Thank you Chairman Marshall Pierite and all of you from the Pierite Group for hosting such a special event for the children in foster care.

The children and their foster families were able to have a fun and festive time at the party. Even Santa came with toys along with some of his friends! Thank you for spreading the holiday spirit and bringing joy to the children we serve!

Children's Advocacy Network's cover photo
12/13/2019

Children's Advocacy Network's cover photo

12/13/2019
Oak Grove Baptist Church Donation

Staff in Jena welcomed a donation from Oak Grove Baptist Church! Thank you Lacy Robertson for dropping off toys for our Toy Drive and helping bring the children and joyful Christmas.

Our Community of Champions for Children truly knows what it means to give as we continue to receive donations! There will be no child without gifts this Christmas all because of you all!

12/12/2019

🎁🎄It was a beautiful day for this year's Gumbo Open House! Thank you to all of you who donated toys! Our tables overflowed with Christmas Toy drive donations from which CASA volunteers & DCFS employees were able pick gifts for each child they champion. It is an honor to be part of such a giving community.

And thank you to all who joined us for lunch to celebrate our community and all who continue to champion the needs of children throughout Central Louisiana.

Children's Advocacy Network
12/11/2019

Children's Advocacy Network

It’s Gumbo open House day! Advocates, don’t forget to come by for some hot Gumbo and to shop for the children we champion!

11am-1pm at the CAC in Alexandria!

A big thank you to all of those who donated to the toy drive this year! As you can see, this year no child will go without something special to open up for Christmas!

It’s Gumbo open House day! Advocates, don’t forget to come by for some hot Gumbo and to shop for the children we champio...
12/11/2019

It’s Gumbo open House day! Advocates, don’t forget to come by for some hot Gumbo and to shop for the children we champion!

11am-1pm at the CAC in Alexandria!

A big thank you to all of those who donated to the toy drive this year! As you can see, this year no child will go without something special to open up for Christmas!

12/07/2019
Brame Beta Club

Our community continues the giving! Brame Middle School's Beta Club presented pajama sets that will be given to children in foster care throughout Central Louisiana. Thank you so much for championing the children we serve!

Volunteer-Donate-Champion
www.childrensadvocacy.net

Thank you Les Bennett and the Fredieu family of Dry Prong  for your donations to the Toy Drive! These gifts will surely ...
12/07/2019

Thank you Les Bennett and the Fredieu family of Dry Prong for your donations to the Toy Drive! These gifts will surely make Christmas special for the children in foster care.

You can champion children and donate gifts for Central Louisiana foster children, too! New toy donations accepted until Dec. 9.

Thank you Cross Branded Cowboy Church in Pineville for donating toys for our Toy Drive, as well as a box full of birthda...
12/06/2019

Thank you Cross Branded Cowboy Church in Pineville for donating toys for our Toy Drive, as well as a box full of birthday party supplies! Your donations will help make these moments in the lives of children we serve special.

You can be a Champion for Children too!
Volunteer - Donate - Champion
www.childrensadvocacy.net

It is an honor to be a part of an amazing and supportive community of Champions for Children!Tuesday, we were invited to...
12/05/2019

It is an honor to be a part of an amazing and supportive community of Champions for Children!
Tuesday, we were invited to a surprise birthday party for CAN board president, Tammi Salazar, thrown by those she works with at Red River Bank. Bank employees modeled their true core values of community. Toys for the children were donated to our Toy Drive as Tammi's gift!

Thank you Tammi and Red River Bank for continuing to Champion the needs of children in Central Louisiana!

🗣Don't forget! Today Wildwood Pizza in Alexandria is hosting Pizza With a Purpose! Let your lunch or supper be at Wildwo...
12/03/2019

🗣Don't forget!
Today Wildwood Pizza in Alexandria is hosting Pizza With a Purpose! Let your lunch or supper be at Wildwood Pizza today and benefit our agency and the children we champion!

Another way you can champion a child's needs is by simply eating pizza! Tomorrow, Wildwood Pizza is giving back to the C...
12/02/2019

Another way you can champion a child's needs is by simply eating pizza! Tomorrow, Wildwood Pizza is giving back to the Children's Advocacy Network with another Pizza for Purpose!

A portion of the proceeds will benefit our agency and the goal of creating a community to eradicate the cycle of abuse and neglect!

11/28/2019
11/27/2019
Thank You COCC

Champions continue the gift giving in Central Louisiana as Mrs. Linda Burns dropped for a special delivery. Thank you CENLA Old Car Club for helping make certain this Christmas is special for foster children by donating gifts for the Toy Drive.

You can be a champion too! New toys accepted until Dec. 9th.
Visit our Amazon wish List created by the children! http://a.co/cCeUks0

Volunteer- Donate - Champion
Together we CAN make a difference.
www.childrensadvocacy.net

Saturday, staff joined other community groups with the Christian Worship Center to serve our community during Serve CENL...
11/26/2019

Saturday, staff joined other community groups with the Christian Worship Center to serve our community during Serve CENLA Day! The CWC crafted and delivered 25 Thanksgiving baskets to families we serve.

It's a wonderful time of the year and we are all so thankful for our community and their generosity to the children and families!
#ServeCenlaDay #childrensadvocacynetwork

11/25/2019
Thank you St. James Day School

Thank you Hannah Jones for dropping off two boxes full of toys given by the children at St. James Day School in Alexandria! These gifts will surely make Christmas special for the children in foster care.

You can champion children and donate gifts for Central Louisiana foster children, too! New toy donations accepted until Dec. 9.
www.childrensadvocacy.net

11/25/2019
Foster Care Community Night

We attended the Foster Care Community Night at the United Methodist Church of Alexandria to spread the word about CAN and to recruit for CASA!

CASAs are Court Appointed Special Advocates who advocate on behalf of abused and neglected children throughout Central Louisiana.

Find out how you can become a CASA at childrensadvocacy.net
New recruit training will start in January!

11/23/2019
Toy Drive donation

Thank you Anne Barnett & Linda Kieffer of VFW Women's Auxiliary #1736 for donating toys for our Toy Drive! We appreciate your help making this Christmas special for children in foster care.

You can champion children too by donating gifts for our Toy Drive! Please bring any new gifts to our agency by December 9th!

Please help gift a toy to every Central Louisiana child in foster care this Christmas! We are accepting new gift donatio...
11/22/2019

Please help gift a toy to every Central Louisiana child in foster care this Christmas! We are accepting new gift donations and you can also purchase from the Amazon Wish List created by the children! Please have any toys delivered to the agency by Dec. 9th.

The Amazon Wish List can be found here > http://a.co/cCeUks0

11/21/2019
Mrs. Betty THank You

Thank you Mrs. Betty Arrington of Dry Prong! She has presented felt hats that she has sewn to Charlene Anderson, Grant Parish CASA Coordinator. These warm and colorful hats will be distributed to Grant Parish CASA children!

11/20/2019
Jim & Lynda Waters Thank you

Thank you Jim and Lynda Waters for donating teddy bears for our Toy Drive! We appreciate your gift and we know the children will love them!

You can donate gifts for our Toy Drive for foster children, too! Please bring any new gifts to our agency by December 9th!

11/19/2019
Thank You Family Spa & Nails

Thank you Family Nails & Spa in Ball for your donation to the Children's Advocacy Network! Your donation helps champion local children and we are so appreciative to be a part of such a giving community.

YOU can also champion children who have experienced abuse and neglect by volunteering and/or donating!
Find out more at www.childrensadvocacy.net

11/18/2019
New CASA Volunteers! Congratulations!

Please welcome and congratulate these six individuals with us! After completing 30 hours of training, this morning they joined our team as new CASA Volunteers and were sworn in to advocate for abused and neglected children in Rapides Parish. Pictured with Judge Davidson are Jennifer Willis, Courtney Fontenot, Caroline Price, Sandra Lemoine, Jade Cousin, & Amber Molette.

THANK YOU for volunteering to champion the needs of children in our community!

If you would like to support and advocate for children by becoming a CASA like these individuals, contact 318-445-5678. Together we CAN make a difference!

Good Day Cenla
11/15/2019
Good Day Cenla

Good Day Cenla

#WATCH: Tammi Salazar and BJ Gallent talk about CASA receiving the Angels in Adoption award.

The impactful work of volunteers, staff, and board members of the Children’s Advocacy Network to heal and champion the n...
11/14/2019

The impactful work of volunteers, staff, and board members of the Children’s Advocacy Network to heal and champion the needs of children throughout Central Louisiana was recognized as a 2019 Angels in Adoption honoree by Representative Ralph Abraham in Washington DC today!

Thank you to all for your dedication to championing the needs of children. Our collective efforts ARE creating a community to eradicate the cycle of abuse and neglect! www.childrensadvocacy.net
#Angels2019

Help us welcome Jennifer Scott to the CASA Team.  She has completed 30 hours of training and was sworn in by Judge Peter...
10/04/2019

Help us welcome Jennifer Scott to the CASA Team. She has completed 30 hours of training and was sworn in by Judge Peters to advocate on behalf of abused and neglected children throughout LaSalle Parish.

What is CASA? What does a volunteer do? How can I get involved? Call us to discuss! Main Office 318-445-5678 or Lasalle Office 318-992-2333. www.childrensadvocacy.net

Help us congratulate and welcome six new CASA Volunteers sworn in to advocate for abused and neglected children in Rapid...
09/26/2019

Help us congratulate and welcome six new CASA Volunteers sworn in to advocate for abused and neglected children in Rapides Parish. Pictured with Judge Davidson are new advocates, Dan Tillie, Amber Fridrick, Judy McDonald, Erin Bennett-Dauzart, Angela Hudson, and Kathy Noe.

THANK YOU for volunteering to champion the needs of children in our community.

For more information about becoming a CASA, contact 318-445-5678. Training starting soon throughout Central Louisiana!

CASA application: https://la-can.evintosolutions.com/VolunteerApplication

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Avoyelles Parish CASA has announced next round of training to become an advocate. Please send me a pm for more information! What a wonderful feeling knowing you are the voice of children in foster care!