ProKids’ vision is a safe, permanent and nurturing home for every child. We work to achieve this vision by mobilizing the Greater Cincinnati area community to break the vicious cycle of child abuse and neglect. ProKids helps our community discover the power of investing in the promise of our children. We recruit, train, and support community volunteers to speak up for our children and help guide them to safe environments where they can thrive.
Motivating the community to help these children is highly effective:
- We have doubled the children we serve.
- 99% of children served by ProKids are free from abuse and neglect while in the foster care system.
There is a lot more to do. Within the next 5 years, our goal is to get the community’s help to all the children in need. Reaching this vision means breaking a cycle of abuse and neglect, which spans generations, and creating a new cycle of growing up safe and confident. This fundamentally changes the future of our children and our community.
Please join us in making a lifelong difference to a child in foster care.
Tracy Cook, Executive Director
WHAT WE DO
ProKids is a nonprofit agency that provides outstanding volunteer advocacy for abused and neglected children in Hamilton County, who - through no fault of their own - are in the child protection system. We recruit, train, and support Court Appointed Special Advocates – known as CASA volunteers – to provide a powerful voice to these children.
In order to maximize the impact we have on all children in need, ProKids is dedicated to creating alliances within the child protection system. Together, we can create a new cycle of growing up safe and secure.
WHO WE SERVE
Last year - in Hamilton County alone - over 2,500 children were so severely abused and neglected that they entered the child protection system. Most of these children were taken from the only family they have ever known, and placed in foster care. These child victims were in need of a powerful voice, an advocate on behalf of their best interests. This is where CASA volunteers come in.
Each CASA volunteer is assigned to a foster child, making sure the child’s needs are met, the child is safe, and helping each child move into a safe, permanent and nurturing home as quickly as possible.
Children in foster care assigned to a CASA volunteer are successful. A national study shows that children with CASA volunteers spend less time in long-term foster care and move less often.
99% of children represented by ProKids are free from abuse.
A safe, permanent and nurturing home for every child.
What: ProKids mobilizes our community to break the vicious cycle of child abuse and neglect.
How: ProKids helps our community discover the power of investing in the promise of our children.
We recruit, train, and support community volunteers to speak up for children who have been abused and neglected and help guide them into safe environments where they can thrive.
ProKids creates alliances within the child protection system to maximize outcomes for our children.
Why: Creating a new cycle of growing up safe and secure, fundamentally changes the future for our children and our entire community.