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What Can WE Do?


By Tracy Cook, ProKids Executive Director The story out of California is heart-breaking: 13 siblings who were allegedly chained and starved by their parents. But also heart-breaking is the news that some neighbors thought something was wrong, like when they saw the siblings eating food from trash cans, but did not know what to do

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Thanks for Making our Annual Campaign a Success!


Thank you to the over 200 donors who made our year-end campaign a huge success! Your donations were doubled through the generosity of JTM Food Group. 2018 is off to a great start for our children! If you missed the annual campaign, you can still make a difference for abused and neglected children in our

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Poverty in Cincinnati Impacts Children


WLWT 5 reported on the latest U.S. Census statistics and for Greater Cincinnati’s children, the news isn’t good. But as ProKids Executive Director Tracy Cook notes, the community can help. Find out about volunteering with ProKids at one of our upcoming information sessions. http://www.wlwt.com/article/survey-finds-nearly-100000-children-live-in-poverty-in-greater-cincinnati/14383372  

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#GivingTuesday Draws Matching Grant for ProKids


What is the value of a #GivingTuesday donation to ProKids? It’s priceless in the time a CASA volunteers to give to an abused and neglected child. It’s invaluable in how it keeps 99% of these children free from abuse and neglect. But thanks to an anonymous donor, these priceless and invaluable gifts will mean three

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JTM Generosity Adds Spark to ProKids Annual Campaign


ProKids annual campaign donors, who traditionally give each December to support Hamilton County’s abused and neglected children, will have more impact this year. JTM Food Group has generously provided funds to match up to $50,000 in end-of-the-year donations. JTM, headquartered in Harrison, which was honored this year with induction to the Goering Center’s Greater Cincinnati

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Taylor and Her Sisters


In this video, you’ll learn about Taylor and her family and the impact of a ProKids CASA Volunteer named Donald. (Please click on the title to see the video.) A Chance at a Childhood

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Fall Fling Celebrates CASA Volunteers


Three ProKids volunteers were recently honored at the annual Fall Fling with the Darlene Kamine Advocate of the Year award. At the same event, ProKids CASA Volunteers were sworn in by Hamilton County Juvenile Court Administrative Judge John Williams. The 2017 Advocate of the Year awards were presented to: Beth Adele Katerberg, who has been [...]

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CASA Volunteer Inspires Others with United Way


United Way of Greater Cincinnati is getting ready for its annual campaign and is featuring the work of ProKids, one of its community partners. Volunteer Cindy Douglas is featured in this impact video. United Way told ProKids “Cindy has been an incredible asset to our storytelling efforts, and we are grateful for her and for you.”    

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Childhood Saved: The hurt and healing continue


For the past year, writer Lucy May and artist Kevin Necessary have looked at the experiences of three girls growing up in Cincinnati as they were removed from their home and adopted by their grandparents. They have experienced trauma — and lost their mother to a heroin overdose and their father to alcoholism — but

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PKYP Raises Funds for Backpacks


At the 6th annual ProKids Young Professionals (PKYP) Backpack Bash at 50 West Production Works, guests raised funds to provide every ProKids child with a backpack for the upcoming school year. Abused and neglected children, often in foster care, have an uphill climb when it comes to education. Only 40% graduate from high school and [...]

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