Advocating for Educational Success
As kids head back to school, CASA volunteers are spending a little extra time in the classroom as well. A CASA volunteers’ connection and presence in our children’s school is crucial. Placement changes with…Read More
The Hanger Brings Out Good Samaritans
The Hanger—operated by CASA volunteers—has provided resources and services to over 330 foster teens.Read More
Addressing the challenges faced by older youth in foster care
Here at CASA, we have first-hand knowledge of the unique challenges faced by older youth in foster care. Each year in our community, dozens of young people turn 18…Read More
The Science of Neglect
Ensuring that young children have safe, secure environments in which to grow and learn creates a strong foundation for both their futures and a thriving, prosperous society. Science shows that…Read More
What’s the big deal about a slumber party?
Social activities with friends are often off limits for kids in foster care due to liability and requirements imposed by the child welfare system. Consistently, young people have emphasized…Read More
How Do Young People in Foster Care Define Normalcy?
“I believe normalcy is allowing foster care youth to have the same opportunities as those children living with biological parents. Too often there is a stigma attached to the term…Read More
Humanitas Wines: Drink Charitably!
Inspired by humanitarianism, Humanitas exists to craft a memorable wine experience that honors wine growing excellence and passionately dedicates profits to charity. In the Pikes Peak region, all sale profits…Read More
I was a daddy’s girl; I thought he’d never hurt me
Managing the Supervised Exchange and Parenting Time (SEPT) Program for CASA gives me joy because I understand what it is to both love and be afraid of the father I adored.Read More
No More Trashbag Kids
There is a foster care experience that seems particularly ubiquitous and equally disturbing: putting all of a kid’s belongings in a trash bag when they have to move from one home to another.Read More
CASA saddened by the passing of Judge Doug Anderson
Judge Anderson was instrumental in reducing the adversarial nature of divorce cases and created a more collaborative approach to help the family move forward and focus on the best interests of the children.Read More