Author: Julie Borths

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2017 Friends of Children Breakfast


More than 600 people gathered the morning of May 10 to learn about the challenges Hamilton County faces in reaching more abused and neglected children — and how ProKids is making a difference in meeting those challenges. With a record-setting 224 volunteers speaking up for 757 children in 2016, ProKids needs the community’s support to

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ProKids Honors Long-time Volunteers


ProKids Court Appointed Special Advocates, also known as CASA Volunteers, speak up for children in the foster care system in Hamilton County. Unlike the national norms, many of them remain as volunteers for several years. Recently, ProKids celebrated the 49 volunteers who have given of themselves for five years or more. The volunteers shared the [...]

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Special Rhinegeist Night Supports Endowment


Amy Merrell, an early investor in Rhinegeist, inspired a special brew: Amy, an elegant, Belgian-styled beer. After her death in 2015, she inspired her sister, Liz Ricci, to create an endowment for ProKids — the first endowment for the organization. “The work of ProKids is breaking the cycle of child abuse and neglect” Liz Ricci said. “If these [...]

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ProKids Toasts Endowment Growth


Amy Merrell, an early investor in Rhinegeist, inspired a special brew: Amy, an elegant, Belgian-styled beer. After her death in 2015, she inspired her sister, Liz Ricci, to create an endowment for ProKids — the first endowment for the organization. “The work of ProKids is breaking the cycle of child abuse and neglect” Liz Ricci said. “If these

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Enquirer Covers Increase in Local Abuse Cases


The number of neglected and abused children coming into the Hamilton County juvenile court system has skyrocketed in the last two years. In 2015, the number of new complaints filed by county social workers to remove children from their homes spiked by 34 percent and that number is on par this year. The heroin epidemic

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Fall Fling Recognizes Extraordinary Efforts


At ProKids, we know that every day, one of our volunteers makes a difference in the life of a child. It’s no small thing. Our children have endured abuse and neglect, traumatic experiences that no child should ever have to face. When a ProKids CASA Volunteer is in a child’s life, there is a chance

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