Can you help CASA serve kids ages 0-4?

Can you help CASA serve kids ages 0-4?

Nov 15 2017

Today, there are more than 400 children in Travis County Child Protective Services who need CASA’s help. Almost all of them are under the age of 5.

You can change that. 

Currently, we are able to serve all children ages 5 and older. Those children have a dedicated CASA volunteer on their case, focused on their needs... Read More

Meet Volunteer Advocate Jocelyn Lewis

Meet Volunteer Advocate Jocelyn Lewis

Nov 09 2017

Austin native Jocelyn Lewis has devoted her time to helping youth in more ways than one. Aside from working on the same case for two and a half years as a CASA volunteer, Jocelyn works as a Senior Research Specialist for the Texas Juvenile Justice Department, conducting statistical analysis on juvenile probation data. Read More

The Long and Winding (Yellow Brick) Road to Permanency

The Long and Winding (Yellow Brick) Road to Permanency

Nov 07 2017

Forty-four children were adopted into thirty families Thursday morning. Though their journeys in the foster care system have finally come to an end, their pathways to permanency were surely overwhelming.

Just like Dorothy and her motley crew, these children’s yellow brick roads were filled with twists, turns, and unexpected deterrents. These children likely bounced from foster home to foster home, school to school, and across a spectrum of different therapies on their long journeys. Read More

Cultural Connections: The traditions and lessons of Día de los Muertos

Cultural Connections: The traditions and lessons of Día de los Muertos

Oct 30 2017

Día de los Muertos is a vibrant celebration of connection, of remembrance, of cherishing loved ones who’ve passed. The Mexican holiday, which takes place from October 31 to November 2, is celebrated in Central and South America, stateside, and acknowledged around the world. Families and friends gather together and set up altars to remember and pray for deceased loved ones, and to send good wishes for their journeys in the afterlife.

For some members of our staff, Día de los Muertos takes on a special meaning.  Read More

CASA Volunteers Make a Difference Every Day and for Years to Come

CASA Volunteers Make a Difference Every Day and for Years to Come

Oct 28 2017

Today is national Make a Difference Day, one of the largest days of service nationwide when volunteers come together to improve the lives of others.

CASA volunteers are making a powerful difference for children every single day, even though it isn’t always obvious. Read More