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
North Texas Giving Day
The countdown to North Texas Giving Day is ON! From September 1 – September 17, join in on our community’s most generous day with a gift to Alliance For Children. Your gift is eligible for matching and bonus funds to increase your impact!
A global pandemic doesn’t cancel child abuse, but it can’t cancel generosity either. Give to ensure that when home isn’t safe, healing starts at Alliance For Children.
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!
Let's Play Bingo! Ladies Luncheon
Check out pictures from the 2020 event HERE.
Stay tuned for information about Bingo on Saturday, February 27th, 2021
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
Clinical Therapist (Bilingual English/Spanish)
Position available with Alliance For Children for a Clinical Therapist. The Bilingual English/Spanish Clinical Therapist will be responsible for scheduling appointments and providing individual counseling services to child abuse victims and protective adult caregivers at their designated facility under general supervision of the Clinical Supervisor. Clinical services to be provided in-person and virtually.
- Master’s degree in social work, counseling or related field with a current Texas license as an LMSW, LPC-I or LMFT-A: LCSW, LPC or LMFT preferred.
- Must be trained in TF-CBT and be knowledgeable of other EBP’s.
- Must possess strong communication and documentation skills.
- Must have two years of experience working with child abuse victims in a clinical setting.
- Must be comfortable leading groups in the absence of a contract therapist or if asked to take on and lead a weekly group.
- Bilingual English/Spanish required.
- 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, email resume and cover letter detailing your qualifications and interest in the position to HR@AllianceForChildren.org with “Clinical Therapist, Your Name” in the subject line. Questions specific to this position may be directed to Christy Vela at firstname.lastname@example.org. No phone calls, please. For a 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.
We are not currently accepting internship applications. Thank you for your interest.
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!