Tag Archives: CASA

  1. Educational Advocacy – Tips to Help Advocate for Foster Kids in School

    August usually means two things to a child – summer is almost over and the first day of school is right around the corner. For the children we serve at Child Advocates, school can be a huge challenge. Consistency isn’t always a given. Often our kids are starting new schools and possibly moving to new…

  2. Foster Care to Fashionista. The Power of Perseverance.

    Ebony was four years old when the red convertible pulled up to her house and a lady from the Department of Child Services took her away from her home. This would be the first of many times when Ebony and her sisters would be separated from their parents and each other while being placed in…

  3. The Best Decision I Ever Made

    Like most of us, Faith leads a busy life. Business appointments, errands, and family responsibilities can stretch Judy to the limit. Some may balk at the busy pace, but it does not bother Faith. She is used to the mileage and the challenges of a busy life. She is a mother, a grandmother, a business…

  4. Our children. Our cases. Meet Korrie.

    Korrie is 6 years old. She just started second grade and her teacher notices Korrie can’t write her name and is struggling academically. Korrie often comes to school in dirty clothes and appears to be malnourished. DCS (Department of Child Services) Intake Unit received a report about Korrie and her condition. A DCS case manager…

  5. Meet Sophie

    Sophie was removed from her home just after starting preschool. Her teachers noticed she was not learning as quickly as her classmates, and would most likely need extra help to be kindergarten ready. She is now living with her grandparents. She turns five next week. A  CASA volunteer stepped up to advocate for Sophie. With…

  6. Meet Jayne Thorne, CASA Volunteer and Activist

    Jayne has always had a passion for children. She first heard about Child Advocates when she attended an Undoing Racism Speaker Series. Later she said, “I kept seeing ads about Child Advocates and what they were doing.” That combined with Jayne’s passion for race studies, race relations and diversity drew her to being a CASA…

  7. CASA Reward: Seeing a Child Reach Their Fullest Potential

    CASA Reward: Seeing a Child Reach Their Fullest Potential Jacky is one of Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA) for Children’s most tenured advocates – fighting for children’s rights for over eight years. She loves being a CASA. She loves that being a CASA allows her to use her knowledge as a school guidance counselor, but it also…

  8. Board Member Spotlight

    Monique Gordy is originally from Indianapolis and currently lives in Noblesville. She has a twin sister and parents close by. Monique went to high school at Lawrence Central High School, obtained her BS at Butler University and her MSA at Indiana University. Monique currently works at Community North Hospital as an Accountant. She has been…

  9. Our Kids. Our Cases. Meet Jacob.

    Growing up, Jacob experienced physical and emotional abuse. After being removed from his home, he switched living arrangements and schools multiple times. He had very little support as he tried to navigate and adapt to each new living situation. Much of the time he felt alone and apathetic—especially about school. Jacob’s grades began slipping. He…

  10. Our Kids. Our Cases. Meet Sarah.

    It was about a year ago. Sarah, then 10, was at home with her mother, Rachel, when she took a terrible fall, hitting her head and gashing her eyebrow. Stunned but aware she was injured, she walked to a neighbor’s house and tapped on the door.   “I’m hurt,” she said. “My mom can’t help.”…