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Strong Foundations: Action for Children’s Advocacy Pillars


Action for Children is committed to transforming the lives of young children by advocating for the adults who make the biggest impact on their lives. Learn more about the three principles that guide our advocacy work! 

Advancing Children’s Well-Being 

Action for Children stands at the forefront of protecting and transforming the lives of children in central Ohio. Through active engagement with children and those who take care of them, we prioritize a child’s holistic development. By working on things like pre-K readiness and access to healthy food, we strive to ensure children in central Ohio are healthy physically, emotionally, and mentally, so that they can grow strong and achieve whatever they dream of.  

Championing Caregivers 

Our advocacy encompasses a broad spectrum of caregivers, recognizing the diverse ways individuals step into nurturing roles for children. Whether it’s through formal channels like child care programs, the intricate process of adoption, or any other unique circumstance that brings an adult into a caregiving role, we emphasize the importance of equipping these individuals with the necessary tools, resources, and support systems.  

Defending Families 

At Action for Children, we are committed to defending families’ ability to parent with dignity. We firmly believe that financial status should never be a barrier to a parent’s ability to nurture and provide for their children. To this end, we work tirelessly to advocate for policies and initiatives that ensure every guardian, regardless of their income level, has access to the resources, support, and opportunities necessary to raise their family in a nurturing environment.  

These pillars are the building blocks of our upcoming Advocacy Agenda and we look forward to sharing more details with you soon!
For more information about our advocacy work, please contact Action for Children’s Advocacy and Advancement Associate, Shea McHugh (  

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