Often, children in foster care are placed far from their homes and communities; making visitations, pre-placement home assessments, school functions, and CASA visitations difficult – but an exciting new partnership is looking to change that for the McKinney-based CASA program. CASA of Collin County recently announced a partnership with Angel Flight South Central (AFSC) to… Read more »
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Highlighting the transformative work of the 71 local CASA volunteer advocacy programs across the state. Below you will find all of the latest CASA Community stories – to browse other categories, return to The CASA Voice home page or use the navigation list in the right column.
As the CASA network continues to grow, check out our Growing the CASA Community page for photos from volunteer swearing-in ceremonies across the state!
The CASA network has been hard at work spreading the CASA mission across the state, and your dedication has helped us reach a new milestone! At the end of Fiscal Year 2017, Quarter 3, we have already surpassed the total number of volunteers from the entire Fiscal Year 2016. To date, the CASA network is 9,379… Read more »
Texas CASA is Setting Our Course for Galveston for the 2017 Texas CASA Conference, and we are excited to announce that this year’s keynote speakers are Withelma “T” Ortiz Walker Pettigrew and Cortney Jones! Opening Keynote Speaker Withelma “T” Ortiz Walker Pettigrew is a Survivor Leader and nationally recognized policy consultant, specializing in developing strategies… Read more »
On Thursday, May 11, CASA of the Permian Basin Area hosted the event “Coming Out for CASA” in Odessa, Texas to reach out to the lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer (LGBTQ) community and engage them in becoming more involved in the lives of foster children and youth. A disproportionately high number of LGBTQ children… Read more »
Texas CASA has partnered with ShopCASA to help spread our recruitment and awareness campaign “Every child has a chance – it’s you!™” across the state. Now you can help further the CASA mission and vision in your community by showcasing your CASA spirit wherever you go. Check out the great CASA-themed t-shirts, bags, water bottles… Read more »
Nine-year-old Alexandra Bowling decided to use her birthday money for a very special cause this year, donating $400 to CASA of El Paso. Alexandra wanted to find a cause close to her heart to benefit from the donation. She chose to give to CASA because she wanted to help children who might not be able… Read more »
Texas CASA is Setting Our Course for Galveston for the 2017 Texas CASA Conference! CASA volunteers, board members and staff, and our child welfare partners, are welcome to join us for an exciting three days from October 19-21 at the Galveston Island Convention Center. This year’s conference is on course to be our best one… Read more »
Deanna Warmke recently reached a special milestone – her one-year anniversary as Executive Director of CASA for Kids of South Central Texas. Below, Warmke shares how and why she joined the CASA cause, and reflects on her first year of leadership with the Brenham-based CASA program. How did you first become involved with CASA? A… Read more »
On April 1, 40 teenage girls in the foster care system got the opportunity to enjoy a day of bliss thanks to Child Advocates San Antonio. Each girl was pampered and prepared for what many consider to be one of the biggest days of their high school career: prom. The girls were given everything they… Read more »
Texas CASA Board Member David Setzer recently received the Wright Brothers Master Pilot Award, a prestigious award issued by the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) to pilots “who have exhibited professionalism, skill, and aviation expertise for at least 50 years while piloting aircraft as ‘Master Pilots.’” A lifelong aviation enthusiast, David is now using his skills… Read more »