“You’re the only one who ever listened
to me or asked my opinion.”

-14-year-old girl to her Guardian ad Litem

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Our Mission

To support the critical physical and psychological needs of children who have a Guardian ad Litem assigned to them.

To support recruitment, training, and retention of the volunteers who advocate for these children.

The Voices For Children Board of Directors is looking for a few good men and women to join our Board to work on behalf of the more than 2,000 children of the 5th Circuit - Citrus, Hernando, Marion, Lake and Sumter Counties, who through no fault of their own are involved with the court system. We need willing workers to help with various tasks required to provide funding to support our mission statement. Do you have 1 morning a month for a meeting? Do you have skills, abilities and knowledge to share with fellow Board members? Then this Board may be for you!

If you have been looking for that "SOMETHING MEANINGFUL" in your life, please contact sue@voices4childrenfl.org for further information about Voices, or for an application.

Recent News

Thank You Calvin A King & Jean C King Charitable Foundation & Mr & Mrs. Strohl

Calvin A King & Jean C King Charitable Foundation recently donated $50,000 to Voices for Children. Mr & Mrs Strohl were instrumental in providing information to the foundation regarding Voices and recommended we receive this donation. To the foundation, and in particular the Strohls we say a heartfelt thank you...


Recognition for Bernard Parker

Guardian ad Litem, Bernard Parker, goes above and beyond for every case he is assigned to. Whether it be driving to Daytona for a specific dentist’s signature, attending a child’s surgery in Orlando, or taking initiatives into his own hands (like finding missing parents or referring children for services) – Mr. Parker does it all!


Thank You for Your Support Gae!

Gae Pensabene is a Friend of Voices for Children and continues to support our annual Quarter Auction fundraiser and our holiday gifts for kids project. Gae also continues to promote our organization to groups and clubs to garner donations and sponsorships. The entire board of Voices is grateful to her for her willingness to be part of our team.


Thank You Inverness Sertoma!

President Bill Cato of Inverness Sertoma presents a donation to Kathleen Cossey of Voices for Children. Sertoma is a frequent donor to Voice for Children; we thank them for their many years of support.


Thank you Chris Semans State Farm Insurance!

Chris Semans State Farm Insurance was a Platinum Sponsor at the annual Quarter Auction & Dinner. Pictured is Chris, who also assisted Voices in receiving matching funding from State Farm corporate. We thank you and your colleagues!


Thank You First Congregational Church of Ocala!

Pictured: Teddy, Betty, Joyce, Carolyn and Donna representing First Congregational Church of Ocala, another one or our great sponsors throughout the year. They donate to our Angel Tree project, our fundraiser and provide support for our mission statement. To all members, we say thank you.

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Other Ways to Help Voices

What is AmazonSmile?

AmazonSmile is a simple way for you to support Voices for Children of North Central Florida every time you shop, at no cost to you. When you shop at smile.amazon.com, you’ll find the exact same low prices, vast selection and convenient shopping experience as Amazon.com, with the added bonus that Amazon will donate a portion of the purchase price to your favorite charitable organization. You can choose from nearly one million organizations to support. 

Adopt-a-Bear Bank

An easy way to help VFC’s mission would be to save quarters in the bank. To request a bank, call Sue Carpenter at 352-489-7112. Call that number to let her know your bank is full or send us a message on our Facebook page.