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  • Helping Us Kids
    Helps families with children find health insurance, child care, resources for education, and financial assistance. In English and Spanish.

  • Abducted Child Recovery
    Delta International focuses on the tracking of non-custodial parents or others, who have illegally abducted children in the US or internationally, and the recovery of the children.

  • Advocate4Child
    Brought about in hopes of establishing a network of informational material to the parents of challenging children.

  • AIDS Alliance for Children
    AIDS Alliance for Children, Youth and Families

  • Alabama - VOICES For Alabama's Children
    VOICES for Alabama's Children seeks to ensure a decent childhood for every Alabama child. Achieving this goal also will ensure a safer, more productive and prosperous state for all of us. Founded in 1992 through the vision of The Children's Hospital of Alabama, the Alabama Power Foundation, the Junior League of Birmingham, Blue Cross Blue Shield of Alabama, the Children's Trust Fund and others, VOICES is the only statewide multi-issue organization advocating for children and families in Alabama.

  • American Association of Family and Consumer Sciences
    The American Association of Family and Consumer Sciences (AAFCS) is one of the oldest professional societies in the United States. Founded in 1909, its purpose is to improve the quality and standards of individual and family life through programs that educate, influence public policy, disseminate information and publish research findings. The association's over 12,000 members work to empower individuals, strengthen families and enable communities, and include: elementary, secondary, post-secondary and extension educators and administrators; other professionals in government, business and nonprofit sectors; and students preparing for the field

  • American Occupational Therapy Association
    The American Occupational Therapy Association advances the quality, availability, use, and support of occupational therapy through standard-setting, advocacy, education, and research on behalf of its members and the public.

  • America's Promise
    "That's what America's Promise is all about - pulling together the might of America's companies, public service groups and children's service providers; their talents and their resources, to strengthen kids. Not just their minds and bodies, but their character as well. And it's working. It will work even better if you and your group join in. It's time to get involved. Join us. "

  • AMT Children of Hope
    Founded to save lives of newborns and give dignity to those that could not be saved.

  • Arizona Children Association
    Arizona's Children Association (AzCA) has been serving Arizona's children since 1912. As the needs of children and families have changed over the years, AzCA has met those needs with a full range of services, becoming the state's largest full service child welfare/behavioral health agency.

  • Arizona - Children's Action Alliance (CAA),
    Children's Action Alliance (CAA), founded in 1988, is a non-profit, nonpartisan research, policy and advocacy organization dedicated to promoting the well-being of all of Arizona's children and families.

  • Arizona Parenting Alliance
    The Arizona Parenting Alliance (APA) is a nonprofit, nonpartisan, nonsectarian alliance of community, business, religious and government leaders dedicated to reducing social ills, strengthening families and improving the lives of Arizona's children by promoting involved and responsible parenting, positive youth development and responsible images in media.

  • Arkansas Advocates for Children & Families
    The mission of Arkansas Advocates for Children & Families is to protect and promote through research, education and advocacy the rights and well-being of Arkansas children and their families, to assure that they have the opportunity to lead healthy and productive lives.

  • Baltic Child Center
    Child Centre a regional cooperation to raise the level of knowledge and to coordinate the activities in effort to prevent, protect and rehabilitate sexually exploited children.

  • Binky Patrol Comforting Covers for Kids
    National, non-profit organization making and distributing homemade blankets to children born HIV+, drug-addicted, infected with AIDS or other chronic & terminal illnesses, those who are abused, in foster care or experiencing trauma of any kind.

  • Board on Children, Youth, and Families
    The Board on Children, Youth, and Families addresses a variety of policy-relevant issues related to the health and development of children, youth, and families. It does so by convening experts to weigh in on matters from the perspective of the behavioral, social, and health sciences.

  • California Child Advocates List
    The Children's Advocates Roundtable: Over 140 Statewide Organizations Advocating For Children in California.

  • Campaign For Our Children
    The mission of Campaign For Our Children, Inc., is to develop research-based prevention messages and abstinence educational media campaigns which encourage healthy, responsible sexual decisions among early-adolescent youth, promote a more informed support system for youth; and raise public awareness about adolescent preventative health issues.

  • CARE Center - Child Abuse Response & Evaluation, Inc.
    The CARE Center-Child Abuse Response and Evaluation, Inc.- is a non-profit organization with an innovative approach to the investigation and treatment of child sexual and physical abuse in Oklahoma County. The Center's goals are to minimize each child's trauma, to provide timely treatment and services, and to ensure the proper investigation of cases. The CARE Center team consists of administrative staff, law enforcement investigators, child protective service workers, therapists, assistant district attorneys, medical professionals, and innumerable volunteers.

  • Center for Effective Collaboration and Practice
    It is the mission of the Center to support and to promote a reoriented national preparedness to foster the development, achievement, and adjustment of children with or at risk of developing serious emotional disturbance. The Center will do so by facilitating collaboration at a Federal, state, and local level and by supporting the identification, production, exchange, and use of knowledge to enhance the capacity of those involved with children and youth with emotional and behavioral problems to develop, implement, and sustain effective practices, programs, and policies.

  • Center for Research on Child Wellbeing - Princeton
    The Center is concerned with a broad range of children's issues, including education, healthcare, income sufficiency and family/community support. Our long-term goal is to identify policies in each of these areas that are effective and politically feasible. To meet this goal, the Center supports basic research as well as evaluations of particular policies and programs.

  • Chapin Hall Center for Children at the University of Chicago
    We start from the position that society has a responsibility to children and that attending to the needs of children serves the interest of the larger society as well. Chapin Hall's primary work is research that addresses two questions: (1) What does our society now do for children? and (2) What other approaches might we as a society take to meet our responsibility to children?

  • Child Advocacy and Issues Resources
    A site containing links to Internet sites with information about child advocacy, children's medical conditions, and children with special needs.

  • Child Advocate
    ChildAdvocate.net serves the needs of children, families and professionals while addressing mental health, medical, educational, legal and legislative issues.

  • Child and Family Services of Northwestern Michigan
    Child and Family Services of Northwestern Michigan (CFS), a 501(c)(3) organization, promotes the safety and well-being of children, adults, and families by providing services that offer opportunities and support for social and emotional healing and growth.

  • Child Development Institute
    Online Information: Child Development, Parenting, Child Psychology, Teenagers, Health, Safety and Learning Disabilities including Attention Deficit Disorder and Dyslexia

  • Child-Free Zone
    Home page for the book child-free zone.

  • ChildReach
    Childreach, the U.S. Member of PLAN, is a global, child-focused, child sponsorship and development organization.

  • Children Now
    Directory of Children's Issues on the World Wide Web.

  • Children Now
    Children Now is a nonpartisan, independent voice for America's children. Using innovative research and communications strategies, Children Now promotes pioneering solutions to problems facing America's children. Recognized nationally for its policy expertise, up-to-date information about the status of children, and leading work with the media, Children Now focuses particular attention on the needs of children who are poor or at risk while working to improve conditions for all children by making them a top priority across the nation.

  • Childrens Alliance of New Hampshire
    The Children's Alliance of New Hampshire is a statewide advocacy organization for children -- we work to give children a voice at all levels of state and local decision making so that New Hampshire can become one of the best places anywhere to raise a child, a place where every child is valued and no child is left behind.

  • Children's Home Society of Florida
    Children's Home Society of Florida provides effective solutions to build and support healthy families for Florida's children.

  • Children, Youth, Family Consortium - University of Minnesota
    The Children, Youth, and Family Consortium was established during the Fall of 1991 to bring together the varied competencies of the University of Minnesota and the vital resources of Minnesota's communities to enhance the ability of individuals and organizations to address critical health, education, and social policy concerns in ways that improve the well-being of Minnesota children, youth, and families.

  • ChildServ
    We are a multi-racial, wide-ranging agency that provides community based programs and services that each year meet the needs of more than 4,000 children throughout the Chicago area.

  • Child Welfare League of America
    The Child Welfare League of America, the nation's oldest and largest membership-based child welfare organization, is committed to engaging all Americans in promoting the well-being of children, youths, and their families, and protecting every child from harm.

  • Citizens Committee for Children of New York
    Citizens' Committee for Children of New York - locally-based, multi-issue child advocacy organization.

  • Coalition for West Virginia's Children
    The Coalition for West Virginia's Children is a group of individuals and organizations dedicated to improving the well-being of our state's children and families. Through education, collaboration and advocacy we promise responsible public policies that give children a fair chance in life.

  • Colonel's Kids Charity
    The Colonel's Kids charity, one of the first corporate foundations to name child care as its cause, will help make high-quality child care available to more families throughout the country.

  • Colorado Children's Campaign
    As a statewide nonprofit organization, we promote the well-being of all children through research, public awareness, and helping concerned citizens work on behalf of children, with special emphasis on early intervention and long-term prevention.

  • Community/Child Advocacy Resident Education Program
    The Pediatric Links with the Community/Child Advocacy Resident Education Program, or PLC/CARE as it is best known, is an innovative partnership between the University of Rochester Department of Pediatrics and Rochester community-based agencies that serve children and their families.

  • Connecticut Association for Human Services
    Founded in 1910, the Connecticut Association for Human Services is a not-for-profit organization that promotes public policy solutions and brings resources to bear to strengthen need children, families, and communities through education, outreach, advocacy, research, and evaluation.

  • Connecticut SAFE KIDS
    Connecticut SAFE KIDS mission is to reduce preventable injuries to children. Encouraging the use of safety supplies, such as low-cost bicycle helmets, car seats, smoke detectors, etc.

  • DC Action for Children
    DC Action for Children is an independent, non-profit, multi-issue advocacy organization dedicated to improving the quality of life for children and their families living in the District of Columbia.

  • Delaware - Kids Count in Delaware
    KIDS COUNT in Delaware will be the authoritative source of key data about the status of the well being of children and their families in Delaware, and will use the data to serve as a catalyst and partner for collaboration for those who can act to improve that status.

  • Disabled Children's Relief Fund
    Disabled Children's Relief Fund (DCRF), a non-profit 501(c)(3) organization, provides disabled children with assistance to obtain wheelchairs, orthopedic braces, walkers, lifts, hearing aids, eyeglasses, medical equipment, physical therapy, and surgery.

  • Disaster Training International
    The mission of Disaster Training International is to help adults help children who are living with the threat, existence, and aftermath of disasters. We provide emergency preparedness, disaster response, and recovery training for adults who are responsible for the care, nurture, and well being of young children in disaster situations.

  • Family Source of Florida
    The Family Source of Florida is dedicated to creating a culture where children grow up safe and loved, families are strong and stable, and where communities work together - making Florida the best place to be a child.

  • Georgians For Children (GFC)
    Georgians For Children (GFC) believes every KID COUNTS and every aspect of their surroundings impacts their development. It is the obligation of every Georgian to provide children and their families with tools to become healthy, well educated, self-sufficient, contributing members of society. GFC organizes Georgians to speak with one voice to advocate change on behalf of our children, Georgia's most important resource.

  • Illinois Fatherhood Initiative
    This is about leadership, community oriented leadership, and building public and private partnerships. This is also about building community, bringing people together who would not otherwise come together, in this case, around the concept of fatherhood.

  • Illinois - Voices for Illinois Children
    Voices for Illinois Children champions the full development of every child in Illinois to assure the future well-being of the people of the state. We work with families, communities and policy makers to ensure that all children grow up healthy, nurtured, safe and well educated.

  • Indiana Youth Institute
    The Indiana Youth Institute promotes the healthy development of children and youth by serving the institutions and people of Indiana who work on their behalf."

  • Interfaith Neighbors (child advocacy)
    Each year, Interfaith provides afterschool and summer programs and services to nearly 800 youngsters and their families. We are proud to have trained over 1500 New York City youth workers in our innovative model of intervention.

  • Iowa - Child & Family Policy Center
    The Child and Family Policy Center was established in 1989 by former Iowa Legislator Dr. Charles Bruner to better link research and policy on issues vital to children and families, and to advocate for outcome-based policies to improve child well-being.

  • Kansas Action for Children
    Kansas Action for Children is a private, not-for profit, citizen-based corporation founded in 1979. We work on behalf of all children to ensure that their physical and emotional needs are met, and that they become healthy and contributing adults.

  • Kansas For Life
    We are a statewide educational organization also engaged in social action. We are dedicated to protecting and fostering the most basic human right ...

  • Kids As Self Advocates
    KASA is a national, grassroots network of youth with special needs and our friends, speaking on behalf of ourselves. We are leaders in our communities, and we help spread helpful, positive information among our peers to increase knowledge around various issues.

  • Kids Peace
    KidsPeace gives kids and their families peace through the nation's most comprehensive range of mental and behavioral health treatment programs, crisis intervention services and public education initiatives. KidsPeace, a private, not-for-profit organization, helps families help kids anticipate and avoid crisis whenever possible.

  • Madison County Court Appointed Juvenile Advocates
    The Madison County program was started by Judge Hartwell Lutz in 1987 after he attended a judicial conference where the CASA concept was presented. He decided to bring the idea home to Madison County.

  • Maine Children's Alliance
    The Maine Children's Alliance is a strong, powerful voice for children, youth and families and provides leadership to create or change policy on their behalf. The Maine Children's Alliance collects the voices and data of various organizations, develops, promotes and advocates a substantive strategic plan including desired outcomes to insure positive change for children and their families.

  • Maine Marks
    Maine Mark's is a set of social indicators that reflect the well-being of Maine children, families and communities.

  • Mapping Our World
    The Mapping Our World project developed a five-day workshop where children used drawing, painting, writing, photography and video to "map" or describe their lives.

  • Marin Advocates for Children
    Marin Advocates for Children is dedicated to preventing the abuse and advocating for the best interests of children.

  • Massachusetts Citizens for Children
    Massachusetts Citizens for Children (MCC) was founded in 1959 by Dr. Martha May Eliot, an internationally recognized pediatrician and chief of the US Children's Bureau (1951 - 1956). We are a non-profit statewide child advocacy organization, whose mission is to improve the lives of the state's most vulnerable children through advocacy by concerned citizens.

  • Maternal and Child Health (MCH)
    In these challenging times of increased demands for services, dwindling financial and staff resources, managed care constraints, and ever-changing legislative mandates and funding streams, our Maternal and Child Health (MCH) colleagues and consumers need to have access to the best and most current information available. MCH NetLink Plus enhances the capacity of the maternal and Child health Bureau, MCHB grantees, and other members of our MCH community to effectively use information technologies to address the health needs of women and children.

  • Michigan Federation of Private Child & Family Agencies
    The Michigan Federation of Private Child & Family Agencies is a statewide membership organization, comprised of 52 private, nonprofit 501(c)(3) charitable organizations serving

  • Missouri - Citizens for Missouri's Children
    . Citizens for Missouri's Children is a statewide child advocacy organization serving as an independent voice for children on those issues, policies and government programs that affect their lives and about which they cannot speak for themselves. CMC's mission is to advocate for the rights and well-being of all Missouri children, with a primary emphasis on those children with greatest need.

  • NASA Quest
    NASA Quest is dedicated to bringing NASA people and science to classrooms through the internet. Space Team Online, Aerospace Team Online, Solar System Online, and Deep Space Online. NASA Quest is the ultimate resource for educators and kids interested in meeting and learning about NASA people and space science. These NASA Quest projects allow students to share in the excitement of NASA's authentic scientific and engineering pursuits like flying the shuttle and International Space Station, exploring distant planets with amazing spacecraft, and aeronautics/airplane research. The focus of these projects is the enthusiastic people of NASA; we hope students will finish the project feeling like they've met these interesting folks through chats, e-mail Q&A and live webcasts (audio/video programs).

  • National Association for Children of Alcoholics
    The NACoA believes that no child should grow up in isolation and without support. It is the only national nonprofit membership organization working on behalf of children of alcoholics. NACoA's mission is to advocate for all children and families affected by alcoholism and other drug dependencies.

  • National Association of Child Advocates
    The National Association of Child Advocates (NACA) is an association of nonprofit state- and community-based child advocacy organizations devoted to improving the well-being of this country's children. The members of NACA believe that this nation has the resources to: lift all children out of poverty; end childhood hunger and homelessness; ensure quality health care, early childhood and school programs for every child.

  • National Black Child Development Institute
    National child advocacy group focusing on black children.

  • National Child Support Enforcement Association
    National Child Support Enforcement Association is the nonprofit, membership organization representing the child support community - a workforce of over 60,000. NCSEA's mission is to promote the well-being of children through professional development of its membership, advocacy and public awareness.

  • New Designs for Youth
    New Designs for Youth Development is a quarterly publication dedicated to voicing progressive, humane, and caring approaches to the development of youth and community.

  • New Jersey - Association for Children of New Jersey
    Much of our work focuses on "creating public forums" to either support necessary initiatives of government or to insure sufficient accountability for protection and positive development of children. Through the latter part of the 1990's, we are doing this in the health and child welfare areas, among others.

  • Ohio - Children's Defense Fund
    Children's Defense Fund (CDF) was founded in 1973 by Marian Wright Edelman to provide a strong and effective voice for the children of America who cannot vote, lobby, or speak for themselves. We pay particular attention to the needs of poor and minority children and those with disabilities. Our goal is to educate the nation about the needs of children and encourage preventative investment in children before they get sick, drop out of school, or get into trouble.

  • Oklahoma Institute for Child Advocacy
    The Oklahoma Institute for Child Advocacy (OICA) vigorously promotes positive changes in programs and policies that affect large numbers of children. With particular concern for very vulnerable children, OICA is committed to improving conditions for all children.

  • Olive Crest Foster Family Agency
    Olive Crest is dedicated to preventing Child Abuse, treating victims of child abuse, and preserving the family.

  • Oregon Childrens Foundation
    The Oregon Children's Foundation is a non-profit organization started by former Oregon Governor Neil Goldschmidt and the Ater Wynne law firm.

  • Parent Help USA
    Parent Help U.S.A. Center; established by MOACA, we work toward this goal by strengthening families in Orange County, California and across America. Through parent education and family services, we emphasize discipline without hitting or harming.

  • Prevent Child Abuse Indiana
    Prevent Child Abuse Indiana is a nonprofit organization dedicated to serving as a catalyst for preventing child abuse in all its forms and thereby enhancing the quality of life for children and families in Indiana.

  • Project Linus
    Project Linus is a 100% volunteer non-profit organization. It is our mission to provide love, a sense of security, warmth and comfort to children who are seriously ill, traumatized, or otherwise in need through the gifts of NEW, HOMEMADE, WASHABLE blankets and afghans, lovingly created by volunteer blanketeers.

  • Rhode Island KIDS COUNT
    Rhode Island KIDS COUNT publishes data and information on the health, education, safety, and economic security of Rhode Island children; leads or participates in government committees and commissions involving children's issues; uses a media and communications strategy to raise public and political awareness; and organizes a wide range of people and organizations to advocate for children.

  • Rhode Island KIDS COUNT
    Rhode Island KIDS COUNT is a statewide non-profit children's policy organization that provides information on child well-being, stimulates dialogue on children's issues, and promotes accountability and action to improve the health, education, safety, and economic security of Rhode Island's children.

  • Safer Child
    A nonprofit educational information and referral resource on all issues of child welfare, child health and child safety.

  • Stand for Children Pittsburgh Chapter
    A children's advocacy group promoting and encouraging health, child care, after school programs, education, and nutrition for children.

  • StandUp For Kids
    A nationally acclaimed volunteer organization committed to the rescue of homeless and street kids!

  • St. Ann's Infant and Materntiy
    St. Ann's provides residential emergency placement care to abused, abandoned or neglected infants and children, and pregnant and parenting adolescents.

  • Statewide Youth Advocacy
    Welcome to the Statewide Youth Advocacy Web Site. This site was designed to provide access to information, services, and ideas that we can all use to improve the lives of New York's children.

  • Stop Child Porn
    Stop Child Porn and Child Exploitation on the Internet

  • Street Safe Kids
    National Kids are Street Safe Campaign includes Kids Guidebook, Training Programs, Community Resources and Safety Advice

  • Tennessee Commission on Children and Youth
    The Tennessee Commission on Children and Youth is an independent agency created by the Tennessee State Legislature to: advocate for legislation, policies and programs to promote and protect the health, well-being and development of children and youth.

  • Texas Kids Count
    As a sub-group of the Center for Public Policy Priorities, Texas Kids Count monitors and acts on behalf of the children of Texas.

  • The Annie E. Casey Foundation
    One of the Foundation's main objectives is to provide the best available data and analysis on critical issues affecting disadvantaged children and families, as well as the knowledge and tools practitioners, policymakers, and citizens need to advance their efforts on behalf of children.

  • The ARC
    The Arc of the United States works through education, research and advocacy to improve the quality of life for children and adults with mental retardation and related developmental disabilities and their families and works to prevent both the causes and the effects of mental retardation.

  • The Child Advocate
    Children and families have special issues regarding behavioral and emotional problems.

  • The Institute for Child and Family Policy at Columbia University
    The mission of the Institute is to identify and address fundamental and intractable problems in the formulation, analysis, implementation, and evaluation of social policies toward children, youth, and families. The distinctive approach of the Institute is its integration of both a developmental perspective and an international-comparative perspective into its work.

  • The National Family Preservation Network (NFPN)
    The National Family Preservation Network (NFPN) is dedicated to promoting and preserving the well-being of children at risk of being removed from their family. We also promote reunification of families with children in foster care whenever possible, or as an alternative, a safe and stable kinship placement.

  • Trinity Children and Family Services
    Trinity Children and Family Services (TCFS) is a not-for-profit, multi-service agency serving the needs of children requiring out-of-home placement through residential/treatment and foster family programs.

  • Unbroken Trust
    Unbroken Trust, a University of Utah student club, is dedicated to educating the public about local and world issues related to child protection and child advocacy

  • Utah Children
    Utah Children is a child advocacy organization that speaks out on behalf of the children of Utah and seeks to improve the lives of children whose families are least able to protect and nurture them.

  • Victims of Child Abuse Laws New York
    We are VOCAL -- a group of parents, children and others who are family advocates. We are not guilty people trying to escape judgment; we are innocent people who have been victimized by child abuse laws and are asking for justice.

  • Washington State Chapter of the American Academy of Pediatrics
    The Washington State Chapter of the American Academy of Pediatrics. A resource for physicians and parents to explore medical and legislative issues pertinent to pediatrics. Use our database to find a pediatrician according to specialty and city location, or explore pediatric career opportunities in Washington state.

    The primary mission of the West Virginia KIDS COUNT Fund is to improve the lives of at-risk children through promoting prevention programs, policies and strategies and developing partnerships between business and the social service sectors.

  • Wisconsin Council on Children and Families
    The Wisconsin Council on Children and Families, Inc. is a nonprofit, multi-issue child and family advocacy agency. Headquartered in Madison and Milwaukee, the Council's mission is to promote the well-being of children and families in Wisconsin by advocating for effective and efficient health, education, and human service delivery systems.

  • World Childrens Center
    The World Children's Center is a planned community for approximately 500 orphaned, neglected and abused children from Georgia, the United States and the world. The Center is expected to begin construction by the year 2002 on approximately 300 acres of land just outside metro Atlanta.

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