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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:
 

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Center Volunteer

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. 

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Sibling Facilitator/Groups

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.

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Kids Crew

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.

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Family Advocate Assistance

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.

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Fundraising & Special Events

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.

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Special Projects

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.


alliance for childrenSPECIAL EVENT FUNDRAISERS

Christmas Connection

Christmas Connection

This holiday season Alliance For Children is transitioning to something new! We are excited to launch Christmas Connection, a pop-up store where families served through our agency are able to shop for free. This will empower caregivers to choose specific gifts and help bring joy and cheer to their children. 

Alliance For Children can use the help of the community once again to provide Christmas items to families in need who are healing from the trauma of child abuse. We ask that donors provide new, unwrapped items from the list found here. Donors can shop for gifts and drop them off at any of our centers or view our Amazon Wishlist here and have gifts shipped directly to us.

Gift Drop-off Deadline: November 27th, 2018

For more questions regarding our Christmas Connection program, please contact Shellie McMillon


alliance for children OTHER SPECIAL EVENTS

In addition to our Picnic at the Park event, 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.

 

Let's Play Bingo Ladies Luncheon

Cornhole LogoThis 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 photos from BINGO 2018! 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

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Sporting Clay Tournament
 

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Check back for more information regarding our 2019 Sporting Clay Tournament! Details coming soon. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Picnic at the Park 

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Bring a glove because Picnic at the Park means excitement and fun for the whole family! Stay tuned for our 2019 date. 

 

The fun event includes:

  • Dinner and drinks on the field
  • Big screen viewing of Texas Rangers vs. San Diego Padres
  • 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! 

 

North Texas Giving Day 

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North Texas Giving Day is an 18-hour online giving event designed to empower every person to give back to their community by supporting local nonprofits and causes they care about in one easy-to-use platform. Funds received this day will continue to help us provide services to Tarrant Count child abuse victims and their families free of charge. 

Thank you for helping us raise $38,099 for North Texas Giving Day 2018!


 

Pinwheel Society's Annual Cornhole Tournament 

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Help us toss out child abuse at the Pinwheel Society's Annual Cornhole Tournament benefiting Alliance For Children. Join us for this family friendly event and enjoy food, beer and our silent auction. Be on the lookout for our upcoming 2019 date!


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 Paige McNamara.

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 Julia Braun.


alliance for childrenEMPLOYMENT AND INTERNSHIPS

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Job Openings

 

Clinical Supervisor - Full-Time

Position available with Alliance For Children for a full-time Clinical Supervisor to manage all daily clinical operations at designated center, including but not limited to intakes and individual/group therapy. In addition she/he will provide supervision and support for staff, interns and volunteers. 

Minimum Requirements: 

  • Master's degree required in Social Work, Counseling or related field.
  • LPC, LCSW, or related certification required. 
  • A minimum of two years demonstrated relevant work experience including supervisory experience preferred. 
  • Trained in TF-CBT preferred and knowledgable of other EBP's. 
  • Must have a valid driver's license and proof of liability insurance. 
  • Must successfully complete criminal and civil background checks. 
  • Must demonstrate teamwork, performance and commitment to the overall mission of Alliance For Children. 

To apply, email a resume, trainings completed, and a cover letter detailing your qualifications and interest in the position to HR@AllianceForChildren.org with the subject line: "Clinical Supervisor - Your Name" Questions specific to the position may be directed to Diana Davis. For a full job description, click here. No phone calls, please.

Development Associate

Position available with Alliance For Children for a Development Associate. The Development Associate is responsible for efficiently planning and executing cultivation and stewardship programs for new and current donors/sponsors at the $1,500 level and less and additional assigned, as well as serves as the direct point of contact for Pinwheel Society, Alliance For Children's Young Professionals group, and is responsible for its fundraising events. This position also oversees North Texas Giving Day and assists in meeting revenue goals for the Development Department as a whole through underwriting and sponsorship of events as well as general gifts throughout the year and additionally serves as the back-up for Raiser's Edge and database management. 

Minimum Requirements: 

  • Bachelor's degree preferred.
  • Raiser's Edge proficiency; experience in Greater Giving or other online donation software a plus. 
  • Minimum two to four years of fundraising and donor relations experience. Proficient use of Microsoft Office with advanced skills in Excel and Word applications. 
  • Special event management experience preferred. 
  • Must have a valid driver's license and proof of liability insurance. 
  • Must successfully complete criminal and civil background checks. 
  • Must demonstrate teamwork, performance and commitment to the overall mission of Alliance For Children. 

To apply, email a resume, trainings completed, and a cover letter detailing your qualifications and interest in the position to HR@AllianceForChildren.org with the subject line: "Development Associate - Your Name" Questions specific to the position may be directed to Paige McNamara. For a full job description, click here. No phone calls, please.


Senior Accountant 

Position available with Alliance For Children for a Senior Accountant to organize and coordinate the accounting activities of Alliance For Children, including general accounting, timely financial reporting, and grants tracking and allocation. 

Minimum Requirements: 

  • Bachelor's degree required. 
  • Degree in Accounting or Finance preferred. 
  • Minimum of three years' direct accounting experience required, nonprofit accounting preferred. 
  • Knowledge of government regulations related to grants at the local, state, and federal levels. 
  • Knowledge of nonprofit tax and audit requirements. 
  • Knowledge of general accounting and fiscal management principles. 
  • Must have a valid driver's license and proof of liability insurance. 
  • Must successfully complete criminal and civil background checks. 
  • Demonstrate teamwork, performance and commitment to the overall mission of Alliance For Children. 

To apply, email resume, trainings completed, and a cover letter detailing your qualifications and interest in the position to HR@AllianceForChildren.org with the subject line: "Senior Accountant - Your Name" Questions specific to the position may be directed to Elaina Blount. For a full job description, click here. No phone calls, please.

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 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.

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.

 

Marketing/PR Internship Requirements:

Requirements:

  • All applicants must submit a resume and provide three professional references.
  • All interns must pass criminal and Texas Department of Family and Protective Services background checks. 
  • All interns must be attending an accredited university seeking a degree in Marketing, Graphic Design, PR or related field. 
  • Must have experience working with Adobe and Microsoft software (InDesign, Photoshop, Illustrator, Word, Excel, PowerPoint). 
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
  • 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 beginning their internship. 
  • Students must commit to one semester at Alliance For Children. 
  • Students must commit to 15 hours each week. 
  • Students will agree to participate in week supervision with their supervisor. 

Responsibilities:

  • Collect quantitative and qualitative date from marketing campaigns
  • Perform market analysis and research on similar nonprofit agencies
  • Support the marketing team in daily administrative tasks
  • Assist in marketing and advertising promotional activities (e.g. social media, direct mail and web)
  • Prepare promotional presentations/marketing materials
  • Help distribute marketing materials
  • Manage and update company email distribution lists
  • Help organize marketing events

To apply for a Marketing/PR Internship placement, please submit your resume and references to Julia Braun.

 


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. Check back in 2019 for ways to support the month. 


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. 

To join our Pinwheel Society, click here! For any addition questions regarding our Pinwheel Society, please contact Paige McNamara.

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.