Barratt was named Child Advocate of the Year for 2017 at Child Advocates of
Fort Bend’s Annual Volunteer Celebration held February 15, 2018 at Sweetwater
Country Club. The event was attended by more than 200 volunteers, community
partners and staff.
exemplifies the ultimate in volunteerism to the agency – going “above and
beyond”, donating her time, her talent and support across many different areas
to make a lasting difference for children,” according to Child Advocates of
Fort Bend Chief Executive Officer Ruthanne Mefford. “In every way, Cynthia has
been a friend of our agency, a humble and selfless servant with an unwavering
commitment to the children we serve.”
honorees at the volunteer celebration included Lois Gremminger (CASA Volunteer
of the Year), Chinnu Meher-Homji (Children’s Advocacy Center Volunteer of the
Year), and Deborah Thompson (Voices for Children Ambassador of the Year).
Tamika Hervey was the recipient of the Mariel Barrera Champion for Children
Award. The Award was re-named in honor of long time employee Mariel Barrera who
passed away in early 2017.
see a list of all of the honorees or to learn more about volunteer
opportunities with Child Advocates of Fort Bend, go to www.cafb.org.
About Child Advocates
of Fort Bend:
Advocates of Fort Bend is a non-profit agency dedicated to providing a voice,
healing the hurt and breaking the cycle of child abuse in Fort Bend County.
Through its Court Appointed Special Advocates Program (CASA), Children’s
Advocacy Center (CAC) and more than 200 trained community volunteer advocates -
Child Advocates improves the lives of more than 400 children each month.
agency’s annual gala and auction raises much needed funds to support its
programs for abused and neglected children. Child Advocates of Fort Bend’s Gala
“Off to the Races” will be held May 5, 2018 at the Sugar Land Marriott Town
Square. To attend the Gala, become a sponsor or for more information go to
or contact Lisa Moore at 281-344-5108 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Named Child Advocate of the Year
to R): Child Advocates of Fort Bend CASA Program Director Metoyer Martin,
Cynthia Barratt, Child Advocates of Fort Bend CEO Ruthanne Mefford and Child
Advocates of Fort Bend Children’s Advocacy Center Program Director Fiona Remko.
Barratt was honored as Child Advocate of the Year during the agency’s annual
Photo courtesy of Sue