March 31, 2020 (Colorado Springs, Colo.) – Six new Court Appointed Special Advocates were sworn in as officers of the court by Judge Brady over speaker phone last week during a modified swearing-in ceremony which allowed for proper social distancing. The swearing-in ceremony was the final step for becoming a Court Appointed Special Advocate, following…

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Michael and Dina Burwell have a special place in their hearts for children. Before the couple became owners of Budget Blinds in Colorado Springs, Dina had a long career in early childhood education. She witnessed firsthand the difference between children who grow up in loving, stable homes and children who grow up in turmoil. In…

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COVID-19 presents many challenges for families, businesses, and nonprofits the world over.  The outbreak is also impacting CASA of the Pikes Peak Region. We are so grateful for our many supporters who continue to stand by us as we do our best to support children during this global crisis. Please know we will continue to…

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When Renee and Scott Kewley launched 360 Painting in Colorado Springs last year, it was because of their love for providing top-quality service to fellow community members. “We love meeting people and hearing their stories,” said Scott. “People are very interesting and have great life stories!  That’s our favorite part of the painting business.” This interest in…

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CASA was thrilled to host a delegation of nonprofit leaders from Middle Eastern and North African countries on Feb. 7. The group was part of the International Visitor Leadership Program with the U.S. Department of State and CASA was chosen as a host nonprofit by the Colorado Springs World Affairs Council. The delegation was comprised…

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February 11, 2020 (Colorado Springs, Colo.) – Twelve community volunteers were sworn in as officers of the court by Magistrate Dennis McGuire during a CASA of the Pikes Peak Region swearing-in ceremony at the El Paso County Combined Courts on Monday. “You are going to be a lifeline for a young man or a young woman,”…

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If there was a theme to Cathy Larson’s retirement, one might say it was community service. The retired IT Project Manager finds plenty of ways to give back… that’s for sure. One of those ways is by monitoring and documenting observations during child-parent visits in CASA’s Supervised Exchange and Parenting Time (SEPT) Program – a…

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Jennifer De Lima is making a difference for teens whose lives are in turmoil. Maybe it’s her big heart… or perhaps it’s her ingenuity, but this Colorado Springs mom and CASA volunteer knows how to bring people together for a purpose. De Lima just pulled off CASA’s holiday teen gift giveaway for the second year…

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CASA is now accepting donations from the community for CASA’s Teen Gift Giveaway and Santa’s Shop. This is a great way to individually – or with a group – help support youth in foster care over the holidays! These are the kinds of donations that we need: The Hanger will give foster teens the option…

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Paul Lemon knows that when you make a commitment… you keep that commitment. For five years now, Paul has proved his commitment to the families that use CASA’s Supervised Exchange and Parenting Time Program. As a SEPT Volunteer Facilitator, Paul makes it possible for children to bond with their parents when there is a court…

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