525 N. State Street  Suite 4 Alma, MI 48801  (989) 463-1422

Family" The Family is both the fundamental unit of society as well as the root of culture.  It is a perpetual source of encouragement, advocacy, assurance, and emotional refueling that empowers a child to venture with confidence into the greater world and to become all that he can be."

MARIANNE E. NEIFERT, Dr. Mom's Parenting Guide

About Us 

CA Kids

 Child Advocacy is a non-profit agency with a mission to improve the welfare of children and families through education and training of child care providers and to provide support and education for the prevention of child abuse and neglect.
 Our Staff
Ronda Sorensen - Parent Educator
Pam Mahin - Training Coordinator and Office Manager
 Glenn Thelen - GCSAC Coordinator
Audra Stahl - Executive Director
Board of Directors 
President -
Joleen Golden
Mid MI Community Action Agency
Vice President -
Kent Schulze
Dept. of Human Services
Treasurer -
Madonna Adkins
EightCAP inc.
Secretary -
Kristin Bakker
Prosecuting Attorney's Office
Toni Davis
Women's Aid Service
Nadine Gaulden
Friend of the Court
 Mary Hunt
Retired-EightCAP inc.
David Justin
Retired-Breckenridge Elementary School
F/LT Chris Stolicker
MI State Police 
 Mt. Pleasant Post
Kim Vetter
MI State Police  Ithaca Post
Wes Wickes
Youth For Christ
Mom to Mom Sale 
Saturday, October 16th
 Alma Middle School
 sponsored by Youth For Christ
Car Seat Safety

Car seat

Did you know that at Child Advocacy we can install and provide a safety inspection for your child safety seat?  Child Advocacy has a nationally certified safety seat technician available!
To make an appointment call
 or 800-552-4489
In This Issue
Welcome GCSAC
Alma College Volleyball Fundraiser!
Looking for Child Care?
Free Program!
Life Skills Class to Start
Quick Links
Join Our Mailing List
Greetings from Child Advocacy.  We hope you enjoy our October newsletter.   
Welcome Gratiot County Substance Abuse Coalition! GCSAC Logo
On October 1st Child Advocacy became the fiduciary for the Gratiot County Substance Abuse Coalition (GCSAC).  We welcome GCSAC into our organization and look forward to working with the staff and Coalition members.
The Gratiot County Substance Abuse Coalition will continue their work in substance abuse prevention and awareness, and will continue to provide prevention programs in Gratiot County.
For more information regarding the Substance Abuse Coalition, how to become a member, or prevention programs in Gratiot County please contact the Coordinator:
Glenn Thelen
(989) 462-0142
Visit GCSAC on the web: www.gratiotdrugfree.org
The Alma College Volleyball team is hosting a Fundraiser for Child Advocacy's Child Abuse and Neglect (CAN)Prevention programs. Friday, October 22nd at 6:30pm!
  The Alma College Volleyball team will host Hope College at the Art Smith Arena on Alma College Campus.  All proceeds from the event will go towards Child Advocacy's CAN programs in Gratiot County.  Come out and support the Lady Scots for a great cause!
Looking for Child Care?

Car seatGreat Start Connect is an online database of Michigan's licensed, registered child care and early education programs in Michigan.  Log on to find Child Care providers, Day Care Centers, and Early learning programs in your community.

 Visit www.greatstartforkids.org to get connected!

Free Event for All Parents!!

Become an Advocacy Superhero for your Kids!! 


Presented by Wendy Shepherd, ALFAB Services


Alma Middle School

October 26, 2010


FREE event sponsored by Child Advocacy's Foster Parent Support Group.


At Child Advocacy we know that being a parent is the hardest job you will ever have.  You may not realize you have the ability to be a superhero!  This upbeat and humorous presentation will help you recognize and develop your advocacy skills.  As parents, learn to advocate for yourself and your kids!  This is a "come as you are" advocacy presentation and all parents are welcome.  Learn to take action when opportunities present themselves!   


Visit Wendy on the Web:


Teen Life Skills Class
What is Life Skills?
Life Skills is an exciting hands-on training developed to prepare our youth for living independently.
Who May Participate?
Adolescents 14 to 18 years of age living in Gratiot County.
Classes are held at the Youth For Christ Student Center located on Cheesman Rd. in Alma.
Call today for dates and times.  Classes start in October.
Stop by and visit us at the Wilcox Non-Profit Center.  
Office hours are 9:00am-4:00pm. 
As we continue to grow and expand we look forward to sharing with you.  Thank you for taking the time to read our October newsletter.

Audra Stahl
Executive Director