Jan 21 2019
Each year, on the third Monday of January, Martin Luther King Jr. is honored by committing a day of service to bettering the community. This year, we challenge you to use your day of service to make a long-term commitment* to advocating for children in the foster care system by becoming a CASA volunteer. After all, Martin Luther King Jr. said, “We must use time creatively, in the knowledge that the time is always ripe to do right.” Read More
Jan 18 2019
Today is National Thesaurus Day.
Yes. Even the thesaurus—a book that has sadly been supplanted by the Shift F7 keyboard counterpart—has its own national day.
Doing my part to honor the work of the thesaurus to broaden our vocabulary (and boost the grade level scores on high school essay assignments), I am taking a look at our organization’s name today: Court Appointed Special Advocates, CASA for short. Read More
Jan 15 2019
Childhood can be a varied and tumultuous evolution in a person’s life. It’s safe to say we didn’t have the same wants and needs as a 2-year-old as we did as an 18-year-old. As Court Appointed Special Advocates for children in foster care, we’re advocating for both the needs of toddlers and teenagers, and every age in between.
From baby bottles to graduation caps, age definitely affects how CASA advocates in the courtroom for kids in in the child welfare system. Read More
Dec 27 2018
While embarking on the noble journey to become a CASA volunteer, there are often some questions that come up along the way. One of the most common concerns we get from potential volunteers relates to how much our volunteers are financially responsible for during their advocacy at CASA. Never fear–we at CASA are here to help explain what you do and don’t need to pay for (spoiler alert: not much)! Read More
Dec 20 2018
Like most couples after 18 years of marriage, Jennifer Deegan and Zach Richards seem to know everything about each other, including their differences. What makes Jennifer and Zach's relationship special is how they decided to use these differences for the very important things they have in common: their six-year-old son, Oliver, and more recently, their work as CASA volunteers. Read More
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