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Paula Witthaus, St. Pete Advocate and Activist for the Needyand Marginalized, Slain and Truly Missed

Gary Stein | Posted 04.20.2014 | Miami
Gary Stein

When I introduced myself, every part of her face smiled at me from her eyes to her chin. My column is meant to raise Paula to the high level that she deserved.

Honoring My Grandfather's Memory Through CASA

Lisa Hall | Posted 01.25.2014 | Impact
Lisa Hall

When my sister-in-law told me about a volunteer opportunity with CASA advocating on behalf of children in need, I knew that was how I wanted to give back. I feel in a way I honor my grandfather's memory through my work with these children.

Making A Difference: The World of Giving - Child Abuse Prevention Month

Lisa M. Dietlin | Posted 06.22.2013 | Impact
Lisa M. Dietlin

For more than 30 years, April has been recognized as National Child Abuse Prevention Month, a time to raise awareness about child abuse and neglect. This month is also a time dedicated to encouraging individuals and communities to support children and families while preventing abuse from happening.

Addiction: America's Most Neglected Disease

Lloyd I. Sederer, MD | Posted 08.26.2012 | Healthy Living
Lloyd I. Sederer, MD

The National Center on Addiction and Substance Abuse at Columbia University released a report on addictions today that is remarkably comprehensive and even more remarkably honest in portraying the virtually utter failure to identify and effectively treat addiction in the U.S.

Making a Difference: The World of Giving

Lisa M. Dietlin | Posted 06.24.2012 | Impact
Lisa M. Dietlin

Since 1983, April has been recognized as National Child Abuse Prevention Month -- a time to raise awareness about child abuse and encourage individuals and communities to support children and families.

The Inflection Point, The "Aha" Moment

Paul Shoemaker | Posted 11.19.2011 | Impact
Paul Shoemaker

Jim's commitment became his passion. In his quiet, humble way he has become a leader. A powerful, real leader.

With Cash Strapped Budgets, the Need for Child Advocate Volunteers Is Greater Than Ever

Rhea Perlman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact
Rhea Perlman

Because of state budget cuts, many Court Appointed Special Advocate programs across the country have lost state funding. They need all the help they can get from volunteers and donors.

Signs of Hope Emerge From Tragedy

Michael Piraino | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact
Michael Piraino

I take as a sign of hope the outpouring of support from people asking how they can become volunteers for other abused and neglected children.

New Year's Eve In Los Angeles: Where To Eat, Drink And Be Merry

Huffington Post | Nicole Larson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Los Angeles

Still don't know what you're doing for New Year's Eve? No worries, we've got you covered with our updated mega-list of celebrations. If you haven't al...

You Are Who You Eat With

Katherine Gustafson | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Katherine Gustafson

Why hectic times call for a return to the family meal. When the 10 Garcia-Prats boys got together every night for dinner, they shared more than food ...

Time Well Spent: Volunteering in the Foster Care System

Lissa Coffey | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Lissa Coffey

Vedic philosophy says that the three most important things we can give our children are attention, affection, and time. The children in the foster care system are starved for all three.

Standing up for Abused and Neglected Children Takes on New Meaning

Brad Hunt | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Brad Hunt

We're all capable of being volunteers even if only in some small way. Think of what we could accomplish in this country if we all gave back to others some of the good we've received.