Tag Archives: kids

  1. 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…

  2. 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…

  3. 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…

  4. 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…

  5. 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…

  6. 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…

  7. 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…

  8. Finding a Forever Family

    Part 1 At just 4 years and 2 months old, the odds were stacked against Diggs and Myles. CPS had removed them from their mothers care due to her drug addiction. Their father had been diagnosed with cancer and was unable to care for them. Their family was struggling. The children were placed in foster…

  9. The Link Between Domestic Violence and Child Abuse

    For too long, our culture has portrayed domestic violence and child abuse as distinct and siloed issues. For those of us doing the work, the link between them is undeniable. One need not work in either field for too long to notice that the families struggling with domestic violence are often the same families struggling…

  10. Volunteer – It’s Good for Your Health!

    When it comes to volunteering, it is true what they say: “What goes around comes around.”  It looks like the positive actions of volunteerism, comes back to the volunteer in the form of improved emotional and physical health as well as longevity. In fact, if done for the right reasons, studies show that volunteerism contributes…