Jan 05 2018
Brendan Goodrich knew that his grandmother was a CASA volunteer, but it wasn’t until he volunteered with CASA himself that he truly understood the depth of her role in children’s lives. Brendan remembers attending her funeral as a child more than ten years ago. “People had sent in letters about how she’d been a great support to them,” says Brendan. “It was something I always had in the back of my mind, this cool thing my grandmother had done.” Read More
Dec 19 2017
It’s that time of year: the tree is trimmed and the gingerbread houses have been constructed. The holiday season is officially upon us, and with the mid-60 degree temperatures (thanks, central Texas!) come a wave traditions and memories. Read More
Dec 13 2017
Sarvesh moved to Austin two and a half years ago for the live music scene, but what he didn't expect to get was a new worldview.
Sarvesh grew up in St. Louis and went to school at The University of Michigan for computer engineering before packing his bags and making the trek to Texas. Read More
Nov 29 2017
Many potential volunteers ask us, “What all is involved with being a CASA volunteer?” and while the answer varies from case to case, the 15-20 hours per month spent as a CASA volunteer generally involve a regular set of calls and visits. Here’s an example of what a monthly schedule of a CASA volunteer looks like:
Stella is a 12 year old child who is currently placed with her maternal grandmother. Stella’s CASA volunteer, Heather, was assigned to Stella’s case in March. Read More
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
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