Frequently Asked Questions
What does Advocates for Kids do?
We are a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization that provides funding and support for organizations that offer services for special needs children
What is Advocates for Kids revenue source? How are you able to provide funding to other organizations?
Advocates for Kids successfully operated a charitable bingo for over 10 years that helped build an endowment that has enabled us to support many, wonderful programs across Ohio that serve children
Does Advocates for Kids offer any direct services for Special Needs Children?
Presently, Advocates for Kids does not. In 2014 A4K founded OYO Camp, Ohio’s Camp for Deaf & Hard of Hearing Kids. The camp serves Deaf/HOH children ages 7 – high school. In 2018 we passed the management of OYO Camp onto Deaf Services Center of Worthington, Ohio. Advocates for Kids continues to provide technical support to organizations that provide direct services to children with special needs
House Bill 243!
Camille Warren, mother of 3 hard-of-hearing kids and A4K Advocate, is super-passionate about this Bill and the positive impact it could have on hard-of-hearing Ohioans up to age 22!
On Tuesday, October 1, 2019, the Ohio House of Representatives introduced House Bill 243 in the Health Committee. This Bill would require private insurance companies to cover hearing aids for Ohioans under the age of 22.
As of January 17, 2020, the Health Committee has not scheduled a second hearing for HB 243. We remain optimistic that the committee will SOON announce THE HEARING. Keep your fingers crossed! We’ll keep you posted.