Success Stories

A HUGE Thank you to all our Amazing Donors!!!

January 29, 2018

Because of people like YOU that care about children in their time of greatest need, more than 1,200 neglected or abused children in the Guardian ad Litem Program experienced a holiday like no other!  Read More here.


Pinellas Community Foundation Awards $10,000 Grant to Guardian ad Litem Foundation of Tampa Bay!!

A big thank you to Pinellas Community Foundation for supporting our Write Start, Learn to Earn and Life Skills Development Programs.  Whether it is through providing tutoring or educational aids like laptops, backpacks, school supplies or specialty items through our Children’s Needs Request Program or through life skills training classes that we offer through strategic partnerships with other organizations, such as Junior Achievement, St. Pete College, Wells Fargo, etc, our goal is to equip youth with the tools they need...Read More.


One Voice, One Child: Trinity and Destiny

Eli and Hope are living with foster parents due to their mother's substance use... Read More


One Voice, Once Child:  Violet

Violet has lived with her 76 year old grandmother for 3 1/2 years because her mother has unresolved mental health issues.  Her GAL volunteer reached out to us because Violet is a straight A student and avid reader...Read More

One Voice, One Child:  Jennie

Jennie, 17, has been in the dependency system for some time.  She has evolved from a defensive, angry teenager to a calm and loving mother for her new son... Read More

Raymond James Financial Supports “Write Start” Program

August 11, 2015

The Guardian ad Litem Foundation of Tampa Bay promotes improved educational outcomes for foster youth through the Write Start Program which includes a variety of activities: financial support for tutoring and other educational enrichment opportunities, training to support Guardian ad Litem volunteers to become educational advocates to ensure more students receive individualized education plans that identify supports and services children need to succeed, and... Read More

Eagle Lake Classic Supports the Guardian Ad Litem Foundation

Eagle Lake Classic Supports the Guardian Ad Litem Foundation

March 27, 2015

Temple B’nai Israel once again hosted the Annual Eagle Lake Classic on March 8th and fun and fellowship was had by all. This race benefits the children in the Guardian ad Litem program of Pinellas and Pasco Counties and provides a chance for Temple B’nai Israel members and the community to come together to exercise and experience nature. Special thanks to the dedicated Eagle Lake... Read More

The Difference Between Surviving and Thriving

March 23, 2015

Story and picture shared with permission of the child. National child welfare policy is focused on three key goals: child safety, permanency, and well-being. As recently reported in the Huffington Post by National CASA CEO, Michael Piraino, “Unfortunately…many aspects of child well-being just are not part of the federally mandated child welfare outcomes reports.” This article goes on to point out... Read More

Local Student Helps Make Holidays Bright for Late Sheltered Children

February 1, 2015

The Guardian ad Litem Foundation of Tampa Bay provides for the needs of children in the Guardian ad Litem Program in Pinellas and Pasco Counties. The holidays should be a special time for every child, and each year the Guardian ad Litem Foundation, along with generous corporate partners... Read More

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One Voice, One Child: Elsie

January 28, 2017

A child with significant medical needs came into care at 8 years old. She was just barely walking and had a feeding tube. Her mother was deceased and her father was not able to care for her due to his own significant mental health history so she was placed in a medical foster home. A GAL volunteer was appointed to Elsie in 2010 and he followed this little girl’s journey closely. He wanted her to have a forever home. He contacted her case manager to see what was being done to find Elsie a forever home.  Learn more about Elsie's journey here