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alliance for childrenVOLUNTEER

Child abuse is not only a tragedy for the child and family, but also for our entire community. You can help overcome the effects of child abuse by participating in one of the many programs for clients. Your support can make a world of difference to a child who needs hope. 

 

Volunteer opportunities include:


Center Volunteer

Greet guests in our lobby, answer phones, complete data entry, interact with children, organize our lobby and donation rooms, and refresh seasonal landscaping.

Program Support Volunteer

Help organize and pick up donations during our backpack, Thanksgiving and Christmas client support programs.

Special Event Volunteer

Assist during one of our special event fundraisers throughout the year including soliciting donations for silent auction items, checking in and greeting event guests, event set up and logistical support.

Sibling Facilitator 

Assist during group counseling nights at one of our centers by doing crafts, playing games and coordinating our sibling support groups.

Kids Crew Volunteer

In this joint effort with Cook Children’s Medical Center, volunteers visit with children who have been hospitalized due to severe abuse or neglect. Volunteers are scheduled on an as-needed basis.

Steps To Volunteer:

  • Request Alliance For Children's volunteer application by sending an email to Jamie Harton
  • Submit and pass a Child Abuse/Neglect Central Registry and DPS Criminal History Check; further instructions will be provided
  • Attend a half day Volunteer Orientation and Stewards of Children® training
  • Schedule a volunteer interview
     

For more information on volunteering, please contact Jamie Harton.


alliance for childrenSPECIAL EVENT FUNDRAISERS

Sporting Clay Tournament

Sporting Clay Tournament

Alliance For Children will be hosting a Sporting Clay Tournament at Caney Creek Lodge in Teague, Texas. Caney Creek Lodge is a five-star lodge that caters to Trophy Hunters and Sporting Clay Shooters from around the world. This fundraiser will help us continue our critical work in bringing hope and healing to child abuse victims in Tarrant County. 

Saturday, June 9, 2018
8:00am
Caney Creek Lodge in Teague, Texas

For more information regarding the event, click here.

 


alliance for children OTHER SPECIAL EVENTS

In addition to Let's Play Bingo, Alliance For Children holds other special event fundraisers during the year.  All of the money raised at our special events supports Alliance For Children’s ongoing efforts to fight child abuse and raise awareness of the issue of child abuse in Tarrant County.

 

Police Bike Race to End Child Abuse

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Keller Police Department will be hosting their annual Police Bike Race to End Child Abuse for the benefit of Alliance For Children. You won't want to miss this event for the whole family! Event includes a Mayor's Race, Kid's Race, Citizen Race and Police Race.

Saturday, April 7, 2018
11:00am - 3:30pm
Keller Town Hall

For more information regarding the event, click here.
To register for the event, click here

 

 

 

Picnic at the Park 

Bring a glove because Picnic at the Park means excitement and fun for the whole family!  Dine under the stadium lights, on the field of Globe Life Park, while we watch the Texas Rangers take on the Los Angeles Angels on the big screen!

 

Our next date will be announced soon.

The fun event includes:

  • Dinner and drinks on the field
  • Big screen viewing of Texas Rangers vs. Los Angeles Angels
  • Behind the scenes tour of Globe Life Park
  • Live and silent auctions
  • Texas Rangers alumni

Plan to invite friends and family for an unforgettable night under the stadium lights!

 

Cornhole Tournament

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Each Fall the Pinwheel Society hosts a Cornhole Tournament for the benefit of Alliance For Children. Be on the lookout for upcoming 2018 details, this is an event you won't want to miss! 

For more information regarding Alliance For Children's Pinwheel Society, click here

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Let's Play Bingo Ladies Luncheon

Cornhole LogoNext February, Alliance For Children will present our ninth annual Let's Play Bingo! Ladies Luncheon!

For almost a decade, women from all over the area have joined us for a fun afternoon of champagne, prizes, and Bingo to put an end to child abuse in Tarrant County. Save the date - you don't want to miss out on the fun!

Saturday, February 16, 2019
10:00am - 2:30pm
Omni Fort Worth Hotel

Check out the photos from BINGO 2017! To purchase a table, click here

 

 

 

 

Chili Cook-Off

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Every year the Pinwheel Society hosts a Chili Cook-Off for the benefit of Alliance For Children. Check back for upcoming 2019 details, this is an event you won't want to miss! 

For more information regarding Alliance For Children's Pinwheel Society, click here

 

 

 

 


alliance for childrenDONATE

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There are several ways to support the work of Alliance For Children.

Monetary Donation

You can make a one-time or monthly donation to Alliance For Children. Your donation can be made in honor of or in memory of someone and an acknowledgment can be sent in recognition of your gift.  

Monetary donations can be made here

Donors can also contact Alliance For Children about planned giving including IRAs and Stocks and Securities. For more information, contact your financial advisor or email Julia Summers.

In-Kind Donations

Alliance For Children also accepts the donation of items that are needed to support the children and families that we serve. Much needed items include:

  • Diapers and wipes
  • New clothing
  • New shoes
  • Toiletries (i.e., deodorant, toothbrush and toothpaste, soap, shampoo and feminine hygiene products)
  • Gift cards to Walmart or Target
  • Journals with pens

If you are interested in collecting items for Alliance For Children, email April Eastman.


alliance for childrenEMPLOYMENT AND INTERNSHIPS

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Job Openings

 

Director of Finance

Position available with Alliance For Children for a full-time Director of Finance. This position provides both operational and programmatic support to the organization, supervises the finance department, and is the primary financial spokesperson for the organization. This position is a member of the senior management team. Activities include, but are not limited to, all strategic and tactical matters as they relate to budget management, cost benefit analysis, forecasting needs, securing of funding, and financial reporting. 

Minimum Requirements

  • Bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university in accounting, finance or related field required. Master's degree and/or CPA strongly preferred.  
  • Minimum of five years direct accounting and nonprofit management experience preferred. 
  • Knowledge of nonprofit accounting, tax and audit requirements in accordance with GAAP. 
  • Knowledge of government regulations related to grants at the local, state, and federal levels.
  • Successful completion of background checks, including criminal/CPS clearances.  

Application: 

To apply, send/email resume and cover letter detailing your qualifications and interest in the position to HR@AllianceForChildren.org subject line: 'Director of Finance'. Questions specific to this position may be directed to Martha Jones. No phone calls, please. For a full position description, click here

 

Alliance For Children provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability or veteran status.

Internships

Interns who work at Alliance For Children not only work in a therapeutic setting, but can also be given the opportunity to work closely with law enforcement, the Tarrant County Criminal District Attorney’s Office, and the Texas Department of Family and Protective Services. Internships are available through our Clinical and Family Advocate programs and are available at all of our Alliance For Children locations. Interns are accepted for fall, spring and summer semesters. 

General Internship Requirements:

  • All applicants must submit a resume, complete an application and provide three professional references.
  • All interns must pass a criminal and CPS background check.
  • All interns must be attending an accredited university seeking a degree in social work, counseling or related field.
  • Students must be willing to work some evenings and weekends and be able to provide their own transportation among all five Alliance For Children locations.
  • All interns will attend specific training for their placement as well as child sexual abuse prevention training prior to working with clients.
  • Students must commit to two semesters (nine months) at Alliance For Children.
  • Students must commit to 15 hours each week.
  • Students will agree to participate in weekly supervision with their supervisor.


Clinical Internship Requirements:

  • Applicants must be seeking a master’s level degree in social work, counseling or a related field.
  • Students must have completed practicum and coursework in counseling theories prior to placement.
  • Interns must be willing to work with clients of all ages in a therapeutic and/or group setting.
  • Must attend a monthly Clinical Team meeting.

To apply for a Clinical Internship placement, complete Intern Application and submit your resume and references to Diana Davis.

Family Advocate Internship Requirements:

  • Applicants must be seeking at least a Bachelor’s level degree in social work, counseling or related field.
  • Interns must be willing to participate in multidisciplinary staff meetings, observe and implement family needs assessments, provide case management services when needed, research local family resources, and learn crisis intervention techniques.
  • Interns may also be asked to participate in community events, fundraisers, educational programs and other programs offered by Alliance For Children.

To apply for a Family Advocate Internship placement, complete Intern Application and submit your resume and references to Lindsey Dula. 


alliance for childrenCHILD ABUSE PREVENTION MONTH

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April is nationally recognized as Child Abuse Prevention Month. Every April Alliance For Children has events, programs and activities to raise awareness of child abuse in Tarrant County. Join us for the upcoming events below in support of Child Abuse Prevention Month: 

Social Media Toolkit 

Wear blue on April 6th and take a photo holding our Child Abuse Prevention Month sign to help raise awareness. Be sure to tag Alliance For Children and use #silenceendshere. 

Child Abuse Prevention Sign

CAPM Sign

Download and post our Child Abuse Prevention poster at your organization to show support for the month. 

Child Abuse Prevention Month Poster

CAPM Poster

Help to raise awareness of Child Abuse Prevention Month by posting our social media messages below. 

Prevention Tip #1

Internet Safety

Prevention Tip #2

Make a Report

Prevention Tip #3

Protective Bond

Prevention Tip #4

Boundaries

Prevention Tip #5

Body Safety

Prevention Tip #6

Group Situations

 

 

Child Abuse Prevention Month Events

 

FunkyTown Donuts 

1000 8th Avenue #101, Fort Worth, TX 76104

You'll be everyone's favorite if you show up to the meeting with donuts! During the month of April, buy Alliance For Children's donut and 50% of the proceeds will go back to Alliance For Children! 

 

Restoration Threads 

The goal of Restoration Threads is to raise awareness and provide support to agencies serving child abuse victims. For the month of April, Alliance For Children will receive 50% of all shirt proceeds for the month of April! Shop now! 

 

Stir Crazy Baked Goods 

1251 West Magnolia Avenue, Fort Worth, TX 76104

For the month of April, buy a special Alliance For Children cookie and we will receive 50% of the sale! 

 

The Popcorn Store 

662 Lincoln Square, Arlington, TX 76011

Visit The Popcorn Store during April and mention Alliance For Children when purchasing special blue popcorn and we will receive a portion of the proceeds. 

 

Sugar Bee Sweets 

201 North East Street, Arlington, TX 76011

Enjoy a signature cupcake during April to help bring awareness to child abuse! 

 

Stewards of Children Training 

April 7th 9am-11am
April 11th 6pm-8pm
Arlington Alliance For Children 1320 West Abram, Arlington, TX 76013

April 20th 12pm-2pm
One Safe Place 1100 Hemphill Street, Fort Worth, TX 76104

Join us for a free training that educates adults to prevent, recognize and react responsibly to child sexual abuse, and motivates them to courageous action. We provide CEU's to Social Workers, Licensed Professional Counselors, Licensed Marriage and Family Therapists, nurses, teachers, daycare employees and camp staff. Register here! 

 

Police Bike Race to End Child Abuse

April 7th 11am
Keller Town Hall 1100 Bear Creek Parkway, Keller, TX 76248

Keller Police Department will be hosting their annual Bike Race to End Child Abuse for the benefit of Alliance For Children. You won't want to miss this event for the whole family! Event includes a Mayor's Race, Kid's Race, Citizen Race and Police Race.

For more information regarding the event, click here.
To register for the event, click here

 

Kendra Scott Gives Back 

April 19th 5pm-8pm
University Park Village 1612 South University Drive, Fort Worth, TX 76107

Shop and sip while helping to prevent child abuse in Tarrant County! Alliance For Children will receive 20% of all sales. 

 

Brewed Bingo 

May 2nd 7pm-9pm
Brewed on Magnolia
801 West Magnolia Avenue, Fort Worth, TX 76104

Join us for a night of delicious food and bingo! Alliance For Children will receive a portion of the evening's proceeds. 


alliance for childrenPINWHEEL SOCIETY

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Pinwheel Society is Alliance For Children’s Young Professionals Group. This group is for individuals between the ages of 25-40 who are interested in supporting the mission of Alliance For Children in our community. Pinwheel Society members meet regularly and hold fundraisers which directly support the children and protective family members that Alliance For Children serves. 

For more information about becoming a member of Pinwheel Society, please contact Hayden Scarnato.

 

Cornhole Tournament

Each Fall the Pinwheel Society hosts a Cornhole Tournament for the benefit of Alliance For Children. Be on the lookout for upcoming 2018 details, this is an event you won't want to miss! 

 

Chili Cook-Off

Check back for upcoming 2019 details for the Pinwheel Society's Annual Chili Cook-Off benefiting Alliance For Children! Gather your chili cook-off team for the chance to win the Chili Champion Judges' Choice and Voters' Choice awards.