Isabella* was just 2 years old when she and her two older sisters were first removed from home and placed in foster care. She was 12 years old when she met her CASA volunteer. She was adopted on her 14th birthday. CASA of the Coastal Bend volunteer Patricia Bates first heard about CASA 20 years… 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!
On Nov. 13, Texas CASA hosted a facilitated meeting with black pastors as they shared their stories about their ministries and how they are making a difference in their communities. This meeting was one of a series of facilitated listening sessions in our Clergy, CASA and Community initiative – a developing partnership with the diverse… Read more »
More than 600 people from across Texas tuned in to CASA for the 2018 Texas CASA Conference! From Oct. 18-20, the CASA network took over Denton and came together to strengthen our advocacy. This year’s sessions were deep dives that focused on four areas: well-being, trauma-informed care, connections and Collaborative Family Engagement, and cultural diversity… Read more »
CASA of Denton County recently held a Men of CASA recruitment and awareness happy hour in Lewisville, as part of their effort to recruit more men to become CASA volunteers. The event was a great success – 17 men attended, including men currently serving as advocates, one advocate-in-training, and others who had just heard about the… Read more »
CASA of Hill County Texas, based in Hillsboro, has been officially established as the 72nd CASA program in Texas. Previously served by another CASA program, Hill County’s children and youth in foster care have a newly established, independent program waiting to advocate for them. The effort to create an independent program in Hill County started… Read more »
On Sept. 12, Texas CASA’s Collaborative Family Engagement (CFE) team, DFPS, and CASA and CPS representatives from four CFE sites gathered in Austin to share highlights and challenges. Studies have found that one of the strongest indicators for child well-being is the number of committed adults in their life. CFE is an innovative Family Finding partnership between CASA and… Read more »
McCraw Oil/Kwik Chek recently hosted their annual charity golf tournament at the Tanglewood Resort and Conference Center in Pottsboro, Texas. The event raised an outstanding $56,000 for local CASA programs in their areas of operation and Texas CASA, bringing the tournament’s grand contribution total to $560,000 to date. “We are grateful for this longstanding partnership… Read more »
The 2018 Texas CASA Conference: Tune In to CASA is taking place in Denton from Oct. 18-20, and we want you to join us for three days of inspirational speakers, networking opportunities and more! The core of the CASA mission is advocacy for the children we serve, and it is everyone’s role within the network to… Read more »
Too often, children and youth in foster care are forced to grow up too fast – but Corpus Christi-based CASA of the Coastal Bend is making sure the kids they serve get to participate in the types of fun activities associated with a normal childhood through CASA field trip events. These children already feel isolated,… Read more »
On Aug. 17-18, Texas CASA hosted a successful Legislative Advocacy Team (LAT) Retreat sponsored by CenterPoint Energy. The event kicked off with a networking dinner on Friday night, followed by a full day of work on Saturday. 28 local CASA programs were represented at the retreat, and several Texas CASA board members were also in attendance. Attendees learned… Read more »