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  1. CASA Volunteer, Advocate and Friend

    When I was little, I had a secret—one I kept to myself for years. Every time I thought about it, I got so scared I didn’t know what to do.  The first time I cried out for help, my mom said I was making it all up. There’s no way that any of her boyfriends…

  2. Child Advocates Rally at Indiana Statehouse

    Child Advocates, CASA of Marion County, and 84 other Indiana CASA (Court Appointed Special Advocate) programs will gather hundreds of volunteers from across the state to rally at the Indiana State House. Many in the crowd will be CASA Volunteers from the various counties across the state. CASA Volunteers advocate on behalf of abused and…

  3. Advocacy, Culture, and CASA

    I have been a CASA Volunteer for only six months, but I feel like I have made a lifetime difference for two young siblings Bella age 10 and six-year-old Estevan. One morning Bella was beaten so severely with a belt that she was unable to sit down in school. Luckily her teacher took notice and…

  4. Three Kids and A CASA

      When I first became a CASA, I was scared. During training, they told us about a current case that was very challenging, and I raised my hand to volunteer for those children. But when they actually assigned it to me, I questioned whether I was worthy of that confidence. The case was a set…

  5. Helping Children and Changing Lives.

    Maureen had recently retired when she saw information about Child Advocates in the local newspaper. She read how Child Advocates served children who were victims of abuse and neglect and how they needed the help of CASA (Court Appointed Special Advocate) Volunteers to do so. After much consideration about how to use her new free…

  6. A Month in the Life of a CASA Volunteer

      Many potential volunteers ask us, “What all is involved with being a CASA volunteer?” and while the answer varies from case to case, the 6-10 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…

  7. Teacher Turned CASA Volunteer

    Mary spent 20 years teaching young children in Indianapolis schools. Throughout her career, she saw children who clearly had “more to deal with than they should in their young lives.” She saw firsthand the impact of poverty and drugs on her young students. Mary made sure they were supported and cared for while in her…

  8. Holiday Gift Drive Success 2018

    The holidays can be really tough for kids in foster care. Many of them spend their holiday, not in the comforts of the only “home” they’ve ever known. For them, this warm, loving, comforting place does not exist. These children have been removed from their homes because they are victims of abuse and neglect. They…

  9. Our Focus on Philanthropy

    It’s that time a year when you’re likely getting lots of mail and emails regarding “Year End Donations” – It’s also likely you’ve recently received some of those from Child Advocates. During 2018 and beyond we’re focusing on philanthropy at Child Advocates and want to help you understand what exactly that means for the children…

  10. Volunteer Interview with Stacey Moore

    When did you become a CASA (Court Appointed Special Advocate) Volunteer? I’ve been a CASA Volunteer for about 2 years. What made you decide to become a CASA Volunteer? I knew it was something I could do. I wanted to give back and I know children needed help. I thought it was time for me to get…