Scheduled Classes - October 2017

Foster/ Adoptive/ Relative Care Support Group
Tuesday, October 10
6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.
East Superior Christian Church - Alma

Please call our office to register at (989)463-1422.

Gratiot County Substance Abuse Coalition Meeting
Monday, October 9
1:00 p.m.
RESD - Ithaca

Please call Sara at (989)463-1422 for more information.

Evolution of the CAN Man

The CAN Man is the symbol and official logo of Child Advocacy’s Child Abuse and Neglect (CAN) Prevention Programming. Our CAN Man was created in 2009 by Chris Brown, an Art Instructor at Alma High School. Over the years, Chris has volunteered his time to making new versions of the CAN Man as our fundraisers and programs have changed.
This collage showcases the CAN Man in his many forms, from his original smiling stance, to running in our first 5K races, wearing a cape for the superhero 5k , spinning a basketball at the Alumni basketball fundraiser, to his latest form, holding a baby for our new program, the Baby Pantry.
Child Advocacy would like to thank Chris for all of the time and creative energy that he’s put into the CAN Man logo. Every time we have needed a new logo, Chris has taken our idea and brought it to life. You’ll find all variations of the CAN Man on Child Advocacy t-shirts, signs, flyers, and brochures. The CAN Man has become a recognizable symbol in our community for the prevention of child abuse and neglect. Awareness of our CAN Prevention Programming allows us to serve more families, which in turn helps to create a safer, healthier, and happier community.

Thank you again to Chris Brown!

Chris has his own art website:

Trivia Night 2017

Join Child Advocacy for the 5th annual TRIVIA NIGHT, a fun event that will test your pop culture, sports, music, history and geography knowledge.

The 5th annual Trivia Night fundraiser is scheduled for Saturday, November 18th at the Alma Elks Lodge #1400.  The doors open at 6:30 p.m. with trivia play starting at 7:30 p.m.  Appetizers, desserts, and a cash bar will be available.  

Lending Library


Child Advocacy’s Lending Library is a FREE educational resource!  It is designed for parents and caregivers with children birth to 5 years to encourage and enhance the learning experience at home, school, or child care. 

Items include:

NEW: Four themed sensory bags for children ages birth - 2 years.

Theme Totes: Themed Rubbermaid containers containing books, puzzles, hands on activities, and toys

Story Stretchers: Totes include a book, along with a toy(s) and/or CD to enhance the learning of the storybook.

Items are available to be checked out for a 2 week period FREE of charge.

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