Today on the #GIVEPodcast we are speaking with Jennifer Starr of the Voices for Children Tampa Bay Foundation. This nonprofit works with foster children in the Tampa Bay, Florida area to make sure they not only have the material items that they need- but the emotional and experience-based things that they need as well. They provide everything from new shoes to homecoming tickets and everything in between. Voices for Children also works with the court system to provide Courthouse Facility Dogs for the kids when they have to make appearances in court. This episode is an absolute must-listen for anyone who loves kids.
Voices For Children Tampa Bay
Today on the GIVE podcast we are speaking with Jennifer Starr, who is from the Voices For Children of Tampa Bay. This organization works with foster kids in the Tampa Bay, Florida area to make sure they not only have the things that they need- but the care that they deserve. Many children enter the foster care system with nothing but the clothes on their backs, and the Voices For Children of Tampa Bay works to make sure they have everything they need, from undergarments to backpacks and school supplies.
The other facet of this organization is its Courthouse Facility Dog program. These kids, when they enter foster care, not only have to deal with a completely new living situation- they have to testify in court as well. This can be a challenge for anyone, let alone a child.
The Voices For Children in Tampa organization is currently helping provide for around 2000 kids in just one county in Florida. They have committed themselves to be the constant in foster kid’s lives. From homecoming tickets to stuffed bears- they do their best to meet the needs of all the kids that enter the foster program.
How to get involved
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Where to find Voices For Children Tampa Bay
Full episode transcription can be found here.