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He needed someone to listen, not lecture

Ben was 13 when he entered the child welfare system. At such a young age, he had already seen some of the worst that life has to offer.  He was removed from his Colorado Springs home by the Department of  Human Services and placed in foster care in north Denver. Not only was he navigating…

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When a pair of boots makes the difference

CASA volunteer Jane Hegstrom first met Darla, a quiet 16-year-old girl, when she went shopping at The Hanger with five other girls from her foster group home. “I enjoy working at The Hanger,” Jane said. “Especially on Saturdays when it’s filled with foster kids shopping and laughing and acting like any other kid without an…

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Welcome new Court Appointed Special Advocates!

June 13, 2019 (Colorado Springs, Colo.) –  Four community members became officers of the court during a CASA of the Pikes Peak Region swearing-in ceremony at the El Paso County Combined Courts on Tuesday. Julie Cavanaugh, Janele Johnson, Safyr Sadilla, and Clifford Rakes were sworn in as Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASAs) by Chief 4th…

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Ashlynn’s Story

Ashlynn was only eight years old the first time she tried meth. As a young girl, she never dreamed about her future because she was too busy surviving a tragic childhood engulfed in drugs, sexual assault, and homelessness.   When Ashlynn entered the child welfare system at 15, CASA volunteer Susie Havel quickly became the…

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23 New CASA Volunteers Sworn in as Officers of the Court

Twenty-three community members became officers of the court during a CASA of the Pikes Peak Region swearing-in ceremony at the El Paso County Combined Courts on Tuesday. “I want to extend a great thank you to all of you for helping out in our process,” Chief 4th Judicial District Court Judge William Bain told the…

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CASA looking for more men to become advocates

CASA is looking for more men to become advocates for boys in the foster care system in El Paso and Teller counties. Fox21 News came out to the CASA Dudes and Brews event in April to help highlight the need for male volunteers. Check out the segment below!

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17 citizens sworn in at courthouse as CASA volunteers this week

March 20, 2019 (Colorado Springs, Colo.) – CASA of the Pikes Peak Region is pleased to introduce you to the newest class of volunteers  who were sworn in as officers of the court by Judge William Bain at the El Paso County Combined Courts on Monday. Twelve of the 17 new volunteers were sworn in…

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19 citizens sworn in as Court Appointed Special Advocates

February 6, 2019 (Colorado Springs, Colo.) – CASA of the Pikes Peak Region is pleased to introduce you to the newest class of Court Appointed Special Advocates who were sworn in as officers of the court by Magistrate Dennis McGuire at the El Paso County Combined Courts last night. These nineteen citizens are volunteers who…

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Hundreds of Foster Children to Receive Gifts from the CASA Santa’s Shop

December 18, 2018 (Colorado Springs, Colo.) — CASA of the Pikes Peak Region is pleased to announce the opening of its 2018 Santa’s Shop which will provide Christmas gifts for hundreds of foster children throughout the Pikes Peak Region. Thanks to the community’s generous support, the shop is stocked with new toys, books, games, clothing,…

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CASA Staffer Recognized at DV Summit

CASA is proud to announce that SEPT Program Manager Kristeen O’Donnell was recognized this year at the Pikes Peak Domestic Violence Summit with the Porch Light Award for going “Above & Beyond.” This award is bestowed annually on an individual who goes the extra mile beyond his or her professional scope to support individuals who…

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