Important Update on CASA & the Child Welfare System Regarding Hurricane Harvey
Our thoughts are with those of you who have been impacted by Hurricane Harvey and the resulting floods. Texas CASA is here to support the local CASA programs and our community partners, and we admire everyone’s commitment to supporting each other during this difficult time.
To keep our network informed, below are updates on children affected by Harvey and ways you can help.
CASA Visitations & Child Placement Evacuation Updates
More than 900 children have been evacuated from a total of 21 residential facilities due to Hurricane Harvey. The state could also face significant foster placement shortages in affected areas. DFPS is requesting that CASA programs visit children as soon as possible, especially if CPS is currently unable to visit them – and let CPS know of any issues or concerns identified. Click here for resources for CASA visitations as well as child placement evacuation updates.
How to Help Texas’ Child Welfare & Youth Service Programs
We are first and foremost a CASA community, and we are all working together to support each other and ensure children in care are safe and well during this tragic time. Click here to learn how you can help foster children and families who have been affected.
Thank you for your support of CASA and children in care. We will continue to keep you updated of any developments.
Texas CASA is the statewide membership organization that provides support and services to help the 71 local CASA programs operate effectively and have the resources to seek out the best possible CASA volunteers. We do not work directly with children in care or volunteers. If you are interested in volunteering, please visit our Volunteer page for more information on the basic requirements and to find and locate your local CASA program – they will be able to assist you in getting started. Thank you for your interest in speaking up for abused and neglected children!
For other inquiries, contact us by phone or email and we will be in touch soon.
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Austin, Texas 78757 – MAP
Phone – 1 (844) 230-6467 or Local (512) 473-2627
Fax – (512) 852-4783
Email – firstname.lastname@example.org
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Online Data Manager for Local Programs
Texas CASA will be releasing a new Online Data Manager this summer. You can take a first look at the new system now using the link below. Programs will be required to start using this system for FY 2018 grant applications. To help your program get started, check out the Texas CASA Online Data Manager: Grants Management User Guide.
For FY 2017 grant requests for reimbursements, budget revisions and performance measure for Quarters 3 and 4, programs should continue to use the current Online Data Manager. This means programs may be using both systems through October 2017.
Report suspected Abuse or Neglect
You can report abuse, neglect or exploitation to the Department of Family & Protective Services by calling 1-800-252-5400 or submitting an online report at TXAbuseHotline.org.