This Day On The Street
Continue to site right-arrow
This account is pending registration confirmation. Please click on the link within the confirmation email previously sent you to complete registration.
Need a new registration confirmation email? Click here
Stocks Under $10 with 50-100% upside potential - 14 days FREE!

ICare The Guardian Ad Litem Program Of Broward's Newest Micro-Volunteering Opportunity For People With Little Time To Spare

FORT LAUDERDALE , Fla., Nov. 13, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- The Guardian Ad Litem Program of Broward County, is excited to announce iCare, a new micro-volunteer program for caring-but-busy people. "As a State program we rely on volunteer Guardians ad Litem to be the voice of hope for Broward County's most vulnerable children, those who have been abused, neglected and/or abandoned," said Hilary Creary, Director of the Guardian Ad Litem Program of Broward. "With iCare, working professionals, students and busy parents can all volunteer in small increments of time."

(Photo: )

Children benefit greatly from the involvement that a trained volunteer from their community provides. With iCare a volunteer can make a difference in a child's life—even when they are short on time. iCare offers three micro-volunteering options.

1: You can give an hour or two : Become a Courtesy Guardian. Provide hope and reassurance when you meet and mentor a child for about an hour a week during the child's temporary placement.  

2: You can give a few hours a month : Become a Special Advocate. Working alongside a Guardian ad Litem program supervisor, you will have the opportunity to meet with a child at least one time per month.

3: You can give half a day per month : Become a First Responder. Use your talent, skills and compassionate nature to provide reassurance and security as you conduct a one-time interview with a child and the child's caregiver.

At any given time in Broward County there are more than 2,000 children who have been removed from their homes due to allegations of abuse, neglect and/or abandonment. Placed in the State Dependency System for their own safety and protection, these children have experienced some of life's toughest lessons – trauma, loss, pain and heartache – at the hand of the one person who was supposed to be there to protect them and keep them safe.

If you are an individual, corporation or part of a community group and would like to volunteer with iCare call 954-831-6224 or send an email to Derek.Peake@GAL.FL.GOV.

The Guardian ad Litem Program of Broward County and its nonprofit affiliate, Voices for Children of Broward County, are working together to provide a voice for every child in Broward County who is in the care of the Department of Children and Families due to abuse, neglect and/or abandonment.

About the Guardian Ad Litem Broward County Program The Guardian ad Litem Program of Broward County is charged with giving a voice to Broward County's most vulnerable children, those who have been abused, neglected and/or abandoned.  A Guardian ad Litem (GAL) is appointed when the court is making decisions that will affect a child's future. Acting as an objective adult, the GAL will provide independent information and recommendations about the best interests of the child. To learn more about becoming a GAL visit or call (954) 831-6214.

ABOUT VOICES FOR CHILDREN OF BROWARD COUNTY Founded in 2011, Voices for Children of Broward County is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization dedicated to raising funds and awareness to support the Guardian Ad Litem program of Broward County, Florida. The Voices for Children organization is committed in its work to provide an advocate for 100% of the abused, abandoned and/or neglected children in Broward County is committed to see that, within our county, each and every abused, abandoned or neglected child is assigned a Guardian ad Litem.. To learn more or to make a donation, visit or call (954) 915-6949.

CONTACT: Laurie Menekou, (954) 271-4666 (or)

SOURCE Guardian Ad Litem Program of Broward County

Copyright 2011 PR Newswire. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.

Select the service that is right for you!

Action Alerts PLUS
Try it NOW

Jim Cramer and Stephanie Link actively manage a real portfolio and reveal their money management tactics while giving advanced notice before every trade.

Product Features:
  • $2.5+ million portfolio
  • Large-cap and dividend focus
  • Intraday trade alerts from Cramer
  • Weekly roundups
TheStreet Quant Ratings
Try it NOW
Only $49.95/yr

Access the tool that DOMINATES the Russell 2000 and the S&P 500.

Product Features:
  • Buy, hold, or sell recommendations for over 4,300 stocks
  • Unlimited research reports on your favorite stocks
  • A custom stock screener
  • Upgrade/downgrade alerts
Stocks Under $10
Try it NOW

David Peltier, uncovers low dollar stocks with extraordinary upside potential that are flying under Wall Street's radar.

Product Features:
  • Model portfolio
  • Stocks trading below $10
  • Intraday trade alerts
  • Weekly roundups
Dividend Stock Advisor
Try it NOW

Jim Cramer's protege, David Peltier, identifies the best of breed dividend stocks that will pay a reliable AND significant income stream.

Product Features:
  • Diversified model portfolio of dividend stocks
  • Alerts when market news affect the portfolio
  • Bi-weekly updates with exact steps to take - BUY, HOLD, SELL
Real Money Pro
Try it NOW

All of Real Money, plus 15 more of Wall Street's sharpest minds delivering actionable trading ideas, a comprehensive look at the market, and fundamental and technical analysis.

Product Features:
  • Real Money + Doug Kass Plus 15 more Wall Street Pros
  • Intraday commentary & news
  • Ultra-actionable trading ideas
Options Profits
Try it NOW

Our options trading pros provide daily market commentary and over 100 monthly option trading ideas and strategies to help you become a well-seasoned trader.

Product Features:
  • 100+ monthly options trading ideas
  • Actionable options commentary & news
  • Real-time trading community
  • Options TV
To begin commenting right away, you can log in below using your Disqus, Facebook, Twitter, OpenID or Yahoo login credentials. Alternatively, you can post a comment as a "guest" just by entering an email address. Your use of the commenting tool is subject to multiple terms of service/use and privacy policies - see here for more details.
Submit an article to us!


DOW 17,356.87 +288.00 1.69%
S&P 500 2,012.89 +40.15 2.04%
NASDAQ 4,644.3120 +96.4780 2.12%

Brokerage Partners

Rates from

  • Mortgage
  • Credit Cards
  • Auto

Free Newsletters from TheStreet

My Subscriptions:

After the Bell

Before the Bell

Booyah! Newsletter

Midday Bell

TheStreet Top 10 Stories

Winners & Losers

Register for Newsletters
Top Rated Stocks Top Rated Funds Top Rated ETFs