March Angel's Newsletter
GOSH! THE TIME IS FLYING BY. IT IS HARD TO BELIEVE IT IS JUNE ALREADY! THE THE ANGELS HOPE THAT EACH AND EVERY ONE OF YOU HAVE A WONDERFUL AND SAFE SUMMER.
March Angel's Newsletter
March Angel's Newsletter

OUR THOUGHTS AND PRAYERS ARE WITH THESE FAMILIES IN UVALDE, TEXAS
MAY 25TH, 2022 WAS A TRAGIC DAY IN OUR COUNTRY.
WE MOURN THE LOSS OF THESE BEAUTIFUL CHILDREN AND TEACHERS.

The loss of a child is likely the greatest tragedy on earth and no parent can fathom the loss of a child, no matter what age the child is. May 25th 2022 was a tragic day in our country when a young man filled rage and hate took the lives of 19 little children and 2 wonderful teachers. Our prayers and thoughts go out to this community and the families for their lost ones. These lives are changed forever and this is a time for our country to come together as one and pray of these families. God has 21 Angels in His care that are looking down on all of us.

God Bless these families.

March Angel's Newsletter
March Angel's Newsletter
March Angel's Newsletter

TO ALL THE DADS, DADS TO BE & MENTOR DADS

Happy Father’s Day to ALL the DADS who are making a difference every day in the lives of their children or other children who depend on their love and guidance. Each and everyone of you are appreciated more than you know, and for those of you that are not told enough, YOU are special and YOU are appreciated. Have a wonderful and blessed Father’s Day!

PLEASE MARK YOUR CALENDAR FOR OUR June 14TH ANGEL MEETING
8:30 AM TO 9:30 AM PASADENA COMMUNITY CHURCH, LIFE ENRICHMENT CENTER
227 70TH STREET SOUTH, ST PETERSBURG FL

WOW, our May Angel Meeting was the BEST ever! We had 37 attendees and everyone enjoyed hearing our guest speaker, Julia Beccera, who won the hearts of everyone in the room. Our community partners once again filled the room with information and updates to keep us all in the loop of what is going on in the child welfare system. Special thanks to Whitney Butler, from Family Support Systems of North Florida for her updates on how things are going with their model for restructuring the system for the children and youth we advocate for 24/7. We are all praying for a positive change for these children in our care.

We are so proud of how our Angel Meetings have grown and it is all thanks to our amazing group of individuals who take time from their busy days to educate us. Our meetings are informational, inspiring, fun and a wonderful way to connect every month with our community partners. We would like to invite our readers to come as a guest or sign up to be a member. IT IS FREE! and we welcome anyone to become a part of our amazing team of Angels!

Please join us June 14th since we will be taking a short break in July since so many of our attendees will be on vacation. We will resume our July 12th meeting to prepare for our August 4th Child Advocacy Expo. Please make sure all of our Agencies Register as soon as possible.

Let’s make this meeting another record breaker!

March Angel's Newsletter
March Angel's Newsletter

Special Thanks to The Wilson Family Foundation for choosing Angels Against Abuse Inc. as one of the recipients for the Jannus Live Concert Sunday, May 25th 7:00 PM. Thank you Brad Ball, one of our Angel Board Members for helping to make this happen!

It was a HUGE Success!
From the bottom of our hearts
Thank You

March Angel's Newsletter
March Angel's Newsletter

Representatives from the St Pete Fools Charity will be attending our June Angel Meeting to present the Angels with a check from the recent Golf Tournament! Thank you again Tony Mangiafco and your wonderful Board Members and volunteers for this wonderful event. It was so much fun and for such a great cause!

ANOTHER BIG EVENT JUST AROUND THE CORNER
BACK BY POPULAR DEMAND – THE CHILD ADVOCACY EXPO

AUGUST 4TH IS JUST AROUND THE CORNER
GET YOUR REGISTRATION FORMS IN
THE CHILD ADVOCACY EXPO IS BACK
THURSDAY, AUGUST 4TH, 2022
9:00 AM TO 1:00 PM

The Angels are very excited to bring back our famous Child Advocacy Expo. With some new community partners, new faces, previous agencies, some new resources, and a new Lead Agency, Family Support Services of North Florida, we felt it was perfect timing to host our 11th Annual Child Advocacy Expo to give everyone an opportunity to network with one another and share all the resources in our community. We are very excited to have Secretary Shevaun Harris as our Guest Speaker to talk about moving forward and finding solutions to make more of a difference in the lives of the children we advocate for. Please click on the below buttons for all the details. Please make sure you complete your registration form and email [email protected] so we can get you added to our Expo Mailing List. Please share this information with other agencies you work with that may not know about the Expo so we can get everyone to participate. KNOWLEDGE is POWER and the more we know, the more we can make a difference.

The Angels are happy to share any news with our community partners. If you have some great news to share or an event coming up that you would like to add to our newsletter, we are happy to help. We want to know what is going on in our community so share your news with us! We are all in this together!

MEET OUR COMMUNITY PARTNERS

Please follow the links to read about our Community Partners and all they are doing to make a difference in our community for the children, youth and families we advocate for 24/7.

Our community leaders are changing lives and giving children HOPE for a better tomorrow. It takes all of us to make it happen!

Children are our future…

Gloria Lawson, thank you for all you do to make a difference in the lives of the children in our community. Your commitment to these children is a blessing, and the lives you have changed never goes unnoticed.

Thank you for your leadership.

MARK YOUR CALENDAR FOR ANOTHER
MAD HATTER TEA PARTY!
JULY 32ST, 2023
MORNING TEA 11 AM TO 1 PM
AFTERNOON TEA 2 PM TO 4 PM

Once again the Sunshine City Kiwanis Club will be hosting another fantastic MAD HATTER TEA PARTY! On behalf of the Angels, thank you Allen Yergovich and Elizabeth Wulff for keeping our legacy alive… They need volunteers. Please contact Elizabeth Wulff at: [email protected]

READ ALL ABOUT IT, CLICK BELOW!

THANK YOU TO ALL THE MENTORS AND LEADERS AT FRIENDS OF THE CHILDREN TAMPA BAY FOR YOUR 12.5 YEAR COMMITMENT TO THE CHILDREN YOU ADVOCATE FOR ALL YEAR LONG

The Angels have partnered with Friends of the Children Tampa Bay for over seven years and we have had the opportunity to see the difference that these mentors are making in the children’s lives that they mentor for 12.5 years. This program allows a child to know there is a stable person in their life that can change their journey. These mentors are heroes to these children and the Angels want to thank each and every one of them for their support and guidance to these children.

YOUR ARE HEROES

OUR OPPORTUNITY OUTREACH PROGRAM IS A HUGE SUCCESS.

The Angels are putting smiles on the faces of children in our community with our partnership with Hero to a Child for the Opportunity Outreach Program. As these requests for the little things that make a difference in a child’s life come in, we fill them immediately with the hope that we are making a difference in this child’s life. This outreach program allows these children an outlet to build friendships, social skills and feel like any other normal child which will change their lives and give them HOPE for a better tomorrow..

The Angels partnered with Directions for Living approximately ten years and we have seen first-hand the impact they have had in our community. April Lott serves as the President & CEO of the local nonprofit Directions for Living and has for nearly 15 years. Her impact goes well beyond the work she does in that role. She is an incredible force for good. She is a fierce advocate for children, a relentless giver of altruistic time and talent and energy, and a true leader in the field of social services.

PINELLAS AND PASCO NEW LEAD AGENCY – FAMILY SUPPORT SERVICES

Family Preservation

The number of children entering out of home care has decreased for four consecutive months! We’re grateful for the ongoing partnership with our counterparts at both Sheriffs offices, as well as our contracted and community partners, as we work toward a shared goal of keeping more children safely at home. In the last four months, the number of children removed in Pasco and Pinellas Counties has been:

  • January – 131
  • February – 109
  • March – 99
  • April – 83

THANK YOU FOR ALL YOU DO

The Angels have been working with the Pinellas County Sheriff’s Office, CPI Division for over 13 years and we have provided many programs that have made a difference in the lives of the children and youth we advocate for 24/7 addressing the needs requested by this division of the Pinellas County Sheriff’s Office. The investigators of the Child Protection Investigation Department work tirelessly to keep children safe while at the same time make their transition in the child welfare system as comfortable as possible.

The Angels have been partners with Healthy Start PAT Program for approximately six years providing infant needs and adopting families through our Christmas Giving Program. We have been a part of the impact that this organization has on the new moms and their babies over the years we have been a part of this program. Thank you to the staff and leaders of Healthy Start for all you do to give these little babies a healthy start.

The Kind Mouse has filled over 681,000 tummies. Thank you Gina for your hard work and all your mice helpers.

Happy Birthday Kind Mouse! You have touched so many children’s lives in the past 10 years.

YOU ARE A HERO!

Schenelle Conway| Family and Community Engagement Specialist

NOW ENROLLING
Head Start Mission
To educate, equip, and empower children, families and staff through partnerships
and efficient data driven systems to close the achievement gap.

Head Start Vision
Ready for School, Prepared for Life.

Lutheran Services Florida
Helping people build healthier, happier, and hope-filled tomorrows

DATE CHANGE FOR THE
ANNUAL ANGEL AWARENESS EVENT
HALLOWEEN EXTRAVAGANZA
OCTOBER 21st, 2022, ST PETE YACHT CLUB
6:00 PM – 11:00 PM
MORE DETAILS TO FOLLOW – TICKETS GO ON SALE JULY 1ST 2022

OUR ANNUAL GALA
A CLASSY HALLOWEEN EXTRAVAGANZA
SPARKLE WITH THE GLITTER QUEENS

The Angels will be inducting the The St Pete Glitter Queens into our Archangel Hall of Fame at our 2022 annual event. Break out your tiaras Queens, it is going to be a night to remember. We will have great music, food, entertainment, but most of all our guests will still know why the Angels do what they do in our community. Thanks to this amazing group of women, they chose Angels Against Abuse as their charity of choice in 2015 and helped us make a difference in the lives of the children and families we advocate for 24/7.

We have modified the attire by popular demand! We are asking that our guests wear something dressy Black and jazz it up with ORANGE, PURPLE, GREEN or any other Halloween colors. We want it to be a classy event, Angel style!

Angel Monthly Meeting Schedule
2022

June 14th 2022 – 8:30 AM – 9:30 AM
Angel Meeting (2nd Tuesday)
Pasadena Community Church
221 70th Street South
St Petersburg, FL

Angel Monthly Meeting Schedule
Summer Break June

August 4th 2022 – 9:00 AM – 1:00 PM
Child Advocacy
Pinellas Realtor Organization
4590 Ulmerton Road
Clearwater, FL 33762

August 9th 2022 – 8:30 AM – 9:30 AM
Angel Meeting (2nd Tuesday)
Pasadena Community Church
221 70th Street South
St Petersburg, FL

September 13th 2022 – 8:30 AM – 9:30 AM
Angel Meeting (2nd Tuesday)
Pasadena Community Church
221 70th Street South
St Petersburg, FL

Angel Monthly Meeting Schedule
2022

October 11th 2022 – 8:30 AM – 9:30 AM
Angel Meeting (2nd Tuesday)
Pasadena Community Church
221 70th Street South
St Petersburg, FL

October 21st 2022 – 6:00 PM – 11:00 PM
Annual Awareness Event
Halloween Extravaganza
St Pete Yacht Club
11 Central Avenue
St Petersburg, FL

November 8th 2022 – 8:30 AM – 9:30 AM
Angel Meeting (2nd Tuesday)
Pasadena Community Church
221 70th Street South
St Petersburg, FL

December 14th 2022 – 8:30 AM – 10:00 AM
Annual Christmas Giving Celebration
Pasadena Community Church
221 70th Street South
St Petersburg, FL

Angels Against Abuse Gives HOPE,
Yesterday, Today and Tomorrow….

WE NEED YOUR VOTE TO STAY ON TOP.

THANK YOU ANGELS FOR TAKING THE TIME TO WRITE A REVIEW!

THIS IS SO IMPORTANT SO PLEASE TAKE A FEW MINUTES AND LET EVERYONE KNOW HOW WE ARE MAKING A DIFFERENCE.

YOUR WORDS SPEAK VOLUMES IN THE COMMUNITY!

PLEASE SHOW YOUR SUPPORT!

We are looking for volunteers for all of our upcoming events. Please contact Sandy Kearney by clicking on the above link and let us know which of our upcoming events you are available to help volunteer. Please remember that all of these events benefit the Angels and your support will make a difference. Thank you for your support!