Help Save Children Like Jasmine
When Janie and Wendell first met Jasmine, she suffered from shaken baby syndrome, a head fracture, three broken ribs and was on a feeding tube. Doctors said she wouldn't live through the night. She was three months old. Janie and Wendell took her home that night and became her foster parents - foster parents who became true champions and fought hard to save her life. Now, four years later, Jasmine's doctors marvel at her. Although she's legally blind, functions physically and emotionally as a one-year-old and suffers from extensive damage to her left side from the early abuse, she has the amazing ability to light up the room with her electric smile. Jasmine now has a “forever family” because Janie and Wendell have adopted her and committed to “be there” for the rest of her life! And The Villages will support these heroic parents every step of the way!
Your generous support can help make a difference- not just for Jasmine- but for the 1,400 children and families served by The Villages each day. Join The Villages today and help champion a safe, permanent and nurturing home for every child in Indiana!
Children in Indiana Need Your Help
- 75,163 children were reported as victims of abuse and 54 children died from abuse and neglect in State Fiscal Year 2005.
- Throughout Indiana, 12,000 abused and neglected children are in foster or residential care -- removed from their own families because of the abuse inflicted on them.
- On any given day in Indiana, nearly 400 children are waiting to be adopted.
- Each year, over 10,601 cases of abuse and neglect are processed in Marion County alone by Child Protective Services.
- 15 new children entered a Villages' therapeutic foster home in one week alone; eight of whom came because their parents are involved with methamphetamines.
- Nearly 50,000 grandparents in Indiana are raising their grandchildren because the child's parents can no longer safely care for them.
You can help stop the cycle of abuse, be a voice for children or support the families who have opened their homes and their hearts for abused and neglected children. Find out more.