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 families. Your support can make a world of difference to a child who needs hope.
Take a seat at the table and volunteer for Alliance For Children.
Volunteer opportunities include:
Our investigative centers are open Monday through Friday, 8:30am to 5:00pm and our counseling centers are open Monday through Thursday, 9:00am to 7:00pm. Volunteers help at one of our various centers (see list of facilities) by greeting and assisting clients, directing phone calls, interacting with children in the lobby and helping out with other center/office related projects. This opportunity may also include helping with seasonal events such as our holiday donation drives by organizing donations and contacting families.
We offer group counseling one night each week during the school year at each of our counseling centers (see lists of facilities). This program provides opportunities for volunteers to function as a Sibling Facilitator by helping to plan activities and engage the siblings who attend groups while the caregivers and children who are receiving counseling attend their peer group counseling sessions.
We partner with Cook Children's Medical Center to serve children who have been physically or sexually abused and/or seriously neglected and who have been admitted for in-patient medical attention. We are able to help give these children individual attention, while also providing some relief to the nurses who are caring for these young patients.
Throughout the year, our Family Advocates provide unique opportunities for volunteers to assist in providing support to our families by helping with a room Makeover Project or volunteering at Camp B.L.U.E. Makeover Project transforms a child's space, typically their bedroom, and allows the child to heal from memories of past abuse. Camp B.L.U.E. is a week-long day camp held during spring break and once during the summer. Camp B.L.U.E. stands for – Building. Learning. Understanding. Empowering. Volunteers help provide a positive and encouraging environment for the kids attending the camp and assists with workshops, projects, crafts, games and other projects.
Alliance For Children hosts various fundraising events to help engage the community in raising awareness regarding the mission of Alliance For Children while also raising funds to support the services that we provide at no cost to families. We also coordinate with 3rd Parties who host various events and contribute the proceeds to Alliance For Children. Volunteers can help serve on planning committees, prepare for events, assist with event set-up/tear down as well as volunteer during the event. You can find out more about any scheduled events by visiting our Events Page or following us on social media.
This includes both on-site and off-site directed projects as well as donor drives to collect needed supplies such as stuffed animals, journals, graduation basket items, customized art journals, encouragement cards, or other items used by our staff to support clients during counseling sessions, court appointments or other opportunities.
SPECIAL EVENT FUNDRAISERS
Let's Play Bingo!
Join the Flock for Let’s Play Bingo 2021! Gather your most fabulous flamingals for our ladies’ luncheon featuring 7 games of bingo, silent and live auctions, table prizes, and more! Alliance For Children is calling on women from around our community to join our mission to protect Tarrant County children from abuse, because prevention and response is not a game of chance. Save the date and make plans to flamingle with us!
Saturday, February 27, 2021
Gaylord Texan Resort & Conference Center
*The health and safety of our guests is of the utmost importance to us. Alongside the Gaylord, we will be taking extreme safety precautions to ensure we are following all recommendations by the CDC to guarantee a fun, yet safe event.
UPCOMING SPECIAL EVENTS
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.
Please note that due to uncertainty surrounding COVID-19 and in-person events, Alliance For Children events will be adjusted as necessary based on state and local recommendations.
Sporting Clay Tournament
Alliance For Children holds the health, safety, and well-being of our staff, partners, community members, and the families we serve in the highest regard. Due to the current state of the coronavirus pandemic (COVID-19) in our community, our annual Sporting Clay Tournament has been postponed to May 2021.
While we are grateful for your understanding and will miss seeing you in-person in September, child abuse does not stop for a virus, in fact, it has the ability to become more prevalent. Now more than ever, we need your support to care for our most vulnerable children and families.
This year, we are calling for your support by making a donation to help us continue to serve families impacted by the trauma of abuse.
View photos from the 2019 event here!
There are several ways to support the work of Alliance For Children.
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 Paige McNamara.
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 sizes 7/8 and up
- New shoes sizes 4 and up
- Gift cards to Walmart or Target
- $5 gas cards
- Twin beds
- Toddler beds
If you are interested in collecting items for Alliance For Children, email Katia Gonzalez.
EMPLOYMENT AND INTERNSHIPS
Position available with Alliance For Children for a Development Specialist. The Development Specialist will directly support the fundraising efforts of Alliance For Children in support of our free services to child victims and will serve as the subject matter expert for the donor database (Raiser’s Edge) and for all logistical aspects of fundraising events.
- Bachelor’s Degree required. Relevant work experience may substitute for Bachelor’s Degree requirement.
- Raiser’s Edge proficiency preferred.
- Minimum 3 years’ experience working with databases.
- At least 2 years’ experience managing special events.
- At least 3 years’ experience with project and/or office administrative management including proficient use of Microsoft Office with advanced skills in Excel and Word applications.
- Demonstrated competence in the use of technology.
- Experience in Greater Giving or other online donation software is a plus.
- Strong verbal and oral communication skills.
- Extremely detail-oriented and organized; self-starter.
- Exemplary planning and time management skills.
- Must be a team player and work occasional weekends for event dates.
- Must have valid driver's license and proof of liability insurance if driving for agency purposes.
- Must successfully complete annual criminal and civil background checks.
- Able to maintain confidentiality and present in a positive, professional manner at all times.
- Able to maintain composure and professionalism under pressure of deadlines.
- Regular and reliable attendance.
- Personal qualities of integrity, credibility, and dedication to the mission of Alliance For Children.
To apply, send/email resume and a cover letter detailing your qualifications and interest in the position to HR@AllianceForChildren.org subject line: “Development Specialist – Your Name.” Questions specific to this position may be directed to Paige McNamara at PMcnamara@allianceforchildren.org. No phone calls please.
For a complete job 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.
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. Internship positions are provided through our Clinical and Family Advocate programs at all Alliance For Children locations.
We are currently not accepting interns for Fall 2020 or Spring 2021 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 six 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 one semester 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.
• Students must commit to two semesters at Alliance For Children.
If you have questions, please contact Diana Davis at DDavis@allianceforchildren.org.
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.
If you have questions, please contact Lindsey Dula at LDula@allianceforchildren.org.
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CHILD ABUSE PREVENTION MONTH
April is nationally recognized as Child Abuse Prevention Month. Help prevent child abuse by downloading the contents below and sharing them with your children.
Child Abuse Prevention Month Toolkit
- Child Abuse Prevention Month Poster
- Wear Blue Day Sign
- Child Abuse Prevention Month Facebook Banner
- Parent/Child Worksheet #1: Trusted Adult Examples
- Parent/Child Worksheet #2: Trusted Adult Scenarios
- Parent/Child Worksheet #3: Secrets vs. Surprises
- Parent/Child Worksheet #4: Welcome and Unwelcome Touches
- Parent/Child Worksheet #5: Telling vs. Tattling
- BLUE Sunday Prayer Guide
- BLUE Sunday PowerPoint Slide
Wear Blue Day – Friday, April 3, 2020
Wear blue in honor of your commitment to preventing child abuse. Post to social media with the hashtag #silenceendshere
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.
Each Fall the Pinwheel Society hosts a Cornhole Tournament for the benefit of Alliance For Children. For more information, click here!