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

    " A characteristic of the normal child is

she doesn't act that way very often." 

~Author Unknown

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

Brenda Shafley-
Office Assistant 
Glenn Thelen -
GCSAC Coordinator
Patti Bunting-
Prevention Teacher
Audra Stahl - Executive Director

Board of Directors 

President -
Kent Schulze
Dept. of Human Services

Vice President -
Wes Wickes 
Youth for Christ

Treasurer -
Madonna Adkins
EightCAP inc.

Secretary -
 Kim Vetter
MI State Police
Ithaca Post

Lori Apple
Comm. Mental Health - Isabella Co.

Kristin Bakker
Prosecuting Attorney's Office
 Wendy Currie
Mid Michigan Dist. Health Dept.
Toni Davis
Women's Aid Service

 Mike Hetzman
 Comm. Mental Health - Gratiot Co.
 Mary Hunt
Retired-EightCAP inc.

David Justin
Retired-Breckenridge Elementary School
 Jennifer Leppien
CASA Volunteer
F/LT Chris Stolicker
MI State Police 
 Mt. Pleasant Post
 Carolyn Studley
Alma Middle School


Car Seat Safety


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
Alma College Fundraiser
Visit us on Facebook
Looking for Child Care?
Life Skills Class to Start
Orientation Training Scheduled
Parent Coalition Event
Quick Links
Join Our Mailing List
Save the Date!
The 4th annual CAN 5K Run/Walk event will be held Saturday, May 7th, 2011.  Mark you calendar for a morning of family fun.  5K Run, 5K Walk, 1 Mile Fun Run for children 12 and under, and Toddler Trot!  Face painting, mascots, Goody Bags, t-shirts, refreshments and more!! 


Greetings from Child Advocacy.  We hope you enjoy our November newsletter. 
The Holidays are right around the corner and tis the season for giving thanks and sharing with others. Embrace the opportunity to donate your time, gifts, and talents to those in need. 
From the Staff at Child Advocacy -
Happy Thanksgiving!
Kids and ScottieAlma College Volleyball Digs Kids!

On October 22nd the Alma College Volleyball team hosted a fundraiser with proceeds going towards the Child Advocacy Child Abuse and Neglect (CAN) Prevention programs.  Child Advocacy would like to say Thank You to the Lady Scots for helping to improve the lives of Gratiot County Children!! 
Alma College 
Visit Us on Facebook!!

Stay up to date with what's new at Child Advocacy including upcoming events, programs, and classes.  You can visit our page at Child Advocacy-Gratiot County or click on the Quick Links at the bottom of this newsletter.
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.


If you are a child care provider don't forget to update your profile.


 Visit www.greatstartforkids.org to get connected!
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 November 2nd.

Great Start to Quality Orientation Training for Aide and Relative Providers.

When: Thursday, Novemeber 4th at 9:00am
Where: Winding Brook Conference Center -Shepherd
Call today to Register! (989) 463-1422
Great Start Parent Coalition Event!

All Parents, Grandparents, and Caregivers you are invited to the Great Start Parent Coalition.


November 9th, 2010

at the Middle of the Mitten Childcare Center in St. Louis.


Light snack will be provided and FREE childcare is available.


Contact Lori Reyes for more information 989-560-2911.

We are excited to welcome two new part- time employees to Child Advocacy, Brenda Shafley and Patti Bunting. 
Brenda will be with us as our new Office Assistant and Patti will be our new Protect Yourself Teacher.  Welcome Brenda and Patti to our team!

We want to hear from you.  Let us know what you think of our classes, programs, events, newsletter, etc..  Suggestions for future programs?  Send us an e-mail or visit our Facebook page and leave us a message.  

Stop by and visit us at the Wilcox Non-Profit Center.   Office hours are 9:00am-4:00pm.


Audra Stahl
Executive Director