Can you help me keep children safe?

Can you help me keep children safe?

Dec 04 2014

I am so proud to be a CASA volunteer. It is incredibly rewarding work being able to help the most vulnerable children here in Travis County. As a CASA volunteer, my job is to keep children safe. I work hard to get children reunited with family or adopted into loving, permanent homes. Above all, I want a safe home for the child. If you will indulge, I would like to share the story of one such child.

I became Cole’s CASA volunteer when he was nearly a year old.  Read More

Meet Volunteer Advocate David Rivera

Meet Volunteer Advocate David Rivera

Nov 10 2014

Since retiring from a 31 year career in electrical engineering, David Rivera has spent a lot of his time doing good.

He volunteers with CASA of Travis County and other organizations, spends time gardening, plays in the praise band at Emmanuel United Methodist Church and is going into the ministry. He is currently studying for his Masters of Divinity at Southern Methodist University.

David grew up in Mission, Texas and came to Austin to attend the University of Texas. He has two sons, one in the Air Force and another who is a social worker. Read More

How domestic violence affects the families we serve

How domestic violence affects the families we serve

Oct 22 2014

Domestic violence is something that’s often underreported, and the reality is that it is very difficult to leave a relationship that is violent either physically, emotionally, sexually or psychologically. There are a lot of reasons why a domestic violence survivor may stay in a relationship and not report it, especially when they fear their children will be removed from their home.  Read More

Weaving a web of safety and support for children

Weaving a web of safety and support for children

Oct 16 2014

I’ve been asked many times, ‘Judge Byrne, how do you keep doing what you do?’ You’re looking at her right over there. I was blessed with the most amazing family network. I knew my grandmas and grandpas, aunts, uncles and cousins. We got together regularly. Tonight my mom and I were talking about that richness of family that weaves a fiber of support. You know people have your back, you absolutely know it to the core of your being. That’s what the kids we serve lack. Read More

2014 CASA Superhero Run Photos

2014 CASA Superhero Run Photos

Sep 26 2014

We want to extend a big thank you to the more than 2,300 superheroes for children who joined us at the 2014 CASA Superhero Run on Sunday, September 21st at the Cedar Park Center. Fortunately we had some amazing volunteer photographers (plus a very fun photobooth) to capture all of the event day superhero excitement!We hope you enjoy checking out these photo albums and stayed tuned for video from event day... coming soon! Check out the photos Read More