Child Advocates of Fort Bend

Child Advocates of Fort Bend Swears-In First Exclusively Male Volunteer Class

With a shortage of male volunteers and several cases that would best be served with a male advocate, Child Advocates of Fort Bend hosted a Volunteer Pre-Service Training exclusively for men called MEN OF CASA. “Studies show that children with a consistent, positive male influence in their lives achieve more academically, are more likely to abstain from using drugs, demonstrate greater ability to take initiative, have better physical well-being and better evidence of self-control,” stated […]

State Farm Agents Helping Child Advocates of Fort Bend

In 2017 State Farm Agent Tracy Walker attended Child Advocates of Fort Bend’s annual Voices for Children Breakfast. In a room with over 300 other community members, she learned about the detailed work the agency was doing for children and families in Fort Bend County. In that moment Tracy committed to become a treasured Voices for Children Circle Member. “When I heard about the work that they were doing and the need that they had, […]

Final Preparations are Underway for Child Advocates of Fort Bend 30th Birthday Gala Celebration

Child Advocates of Fort Bend’s 2021 Gala Committee is busy with final preparations for the agency’s 30th Birthday Gala Celebration on May 8, 2021 at the Sugar Land Marriott Town Square. “The Gala committee has put together another lively and elegant evening for guests this year,” stated Development Director Lisa Moore. “Thirty years of making a difference for children is something to celebrate and we are.  When we open the doors on Saturday evening, guests will […]

Alexis Jackson Named Child Advocate of the Year

Alexis Jackson

Alexis Jackson was honored last night as the Child Advocate of the Year for 2020 at Child Advocates of Fort Bend’s first Virtual Volunteer Celebration. More than 100 volunteers, community partners and staff attended. “This advocate has gone above and beyond, and her actions will have long-lasting impact for the children we serve and for our community,” according to Child Advocates of Fort Bend Chief Executive Officer Ruthanne Mefford. “She serves in so many capacities. […]

Child Advocates of Fort Bend Gearing up for 30th Birthday Gala Celebration

Child Advocates of Fort Bend is marking 30 years of serving child victims of abuse and their families with a 30th Birthday Gala Celebration on Saturday, May 8, 2021. This fun, adult event, will take place at the Sugar Land Marriott Town Square and will feature a live band, live and silent auctions, a raffle and wine and gift card pulls. Michele Fisher will serve as emcee for the evening and Johnny Bravo will join her […]

Child Advocates of Fort Bend Named Beneficiary of Fort Bend Junior Service League Sugar Plum Marketplace

Fort Bend Junior Service League (FBJSL) Members recently presented a check for a portion of the proceeds of their recent Sugar Plum Market to Child Advocates of Fort Bend. The agency actively recruits and trains volunteers to serve in its Children’s Advocacy Center and as CASA Advocates who are appointed as Guardians ad Litem for foster youth. The funds will be used to help with virtual trainings for CASA volunteers and virtual pre-service training to […]

Pandemic or not, Partnerships Lead to Great Homes for Children: Child Advocates and Its Partners Celebrate National Adoption Day

Fort Bend County 328th and 387th and 505th District Courts Finalize 10 Adoptions The Honorable Judge Walter Armatys, The Honorable Brenda Mullinix, and The Honorable Judge David Perwin will finalize adoptions virtually on Friday in celebration of National Adoption Day. An additional eleven children were adopted out of the foster care system earlier this year. The Fort Bend County 328th, 387th, and 505th District Courts joined courts across the country in opening their doors on National Adoption Day to […]

Child Advocates of Fort Bend Announces 2020 Christmas Home Tour Plans

“Twenty-nine years ago, a group of volunteers, many of whom are still involved, opened their homes, decorated them for Christmas, baked some cookies and charged admission in an effort to keep Child Advocates of Fort Bend’s (CAFB) doors open,” stated Lisa Moore, Child Advocates of Fort Bend Development Director. “They raised $2,000, kept the doors open and the lights on and began a new Fort Bend County tradition. Historically, the two-day Home Tour has hosted […]

Child Advocates of Fort Bend Receives Grant From Waller County

Child Advocates of Fort Bend was a recipient of state funds to Waller County to provide forensic interviews, therapy and clinical services to children who are victims of sexual abuse, physical abuse and witnesses to violent crime. The funds are in standing with the partnership between the two agencies as Child Advocates of Fort Bend officially serves Waller County and Austin County with its full array of services and programs through its Children’s Advocacy Center and […]

Child Advocates of Fort Bend Christmas Home Tickets Now Available  

Photo courtesy of Child Advocates of Fort Bend

Tickets to the 27th annual Child Advocates of Fort Bend Christmas Home Tour are now available online at www.cafb.org and at Fort Bend area Randalls stores. The Christmas Home Tour features five private homes in Fort Bend County beautifully decorated for Christmas. Neighborhoods and homes vary each year, so guests who have been to the Home Tour before are guaranteed to see something new each year. This year’s homes are in historic Richmond, Lakes of […]