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Advokids featured in the 2022 edition of The Giving List
The Montecito Journal Media Group launched The Giving List, a high-end print book coupled with a digital platform for Santa Barbara-based nonprofits and other key partners featured in its pages. The mission of the Giving List is to drive diverse, predictable and unrestricted revenue to vital nonprofits through story driven narratives. Advokids is featured in the 2022 edition.
Marin County non-profit launches Project K.E.E.P. to help foster children
Doing Good Helping The Lawyers Who Help Children.
Tom Paoli, The Trial Lawyer - Winter, 2008.
There are more than 86,000 children in foster care in California, over 40% of whom are under the age of 3. Infants – babies less than twelve months old – are the largest group to enter, remain and re-enter the foster care system. The future facing these children is daunting. Foster care is supposed to be temporary, and infants and children who enter foster care need to be placed in secure, and potentially permanent homes, in case their return to their parents is not possible. Potentially permanent placements at the outset assures that children do not linger in the foster care system and suffer emotional and developmental harm from multiple placements. The fate of children who linger in care is abysmal. Advokids educates and advocates for early, stable, and permanent homes, especially for infants and children who are passing critical child development benchmarks.
July Organization Spotlight: Amazing Advokids Organization
Students Rising Above: Advokids Hotline Client Shanita Talton
San Francisco CBS-Local affiliate – August, 2011.
Students Rising Above: A Follow-up to the August, 2011 Segment (above)
San Francisco CBS-Local affiliate – December, 2013.
Shanita was 19 years old when she called Advokids’ free telephone hotline, concerned about her little brothers and sisters in foster care. She asked for our help. Advokids explained the legal guardianship process to Shanita and reached out to our colleague, attorney Robbi Cook, and asked Robbi to petition the Alameda Juvenile Court to have Shanita appointed guardian of her siblings, no easy task. They prevailed and Robbi provided all services free of charge! With the help she received from Advokids and her attorney, Shanita was able to legally adopt all four of her younger siblings.
In the two years since the August, 2011 report, Shanita has graduated from UC Berkeley. She is now working and raising her younger siblings in New York City.
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