We are excited to announce our plan to re-open the CASA building in a limited capacity on June 1.  CASA is dedicated to taking a number of actions that protect the health and well-being of all the children and families we serve, as well as our staff and dedicated volunteers. These actions include regular cleaning…

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April 13, 2020 (Colorado Springs, Colo.) – Eight new Court Appointed Special Advocates were sworn in as officers of the court by Fourth Judicial District Judge Jill Brady during CASA of the Pikes Peak Region’s first-ever Zoom swearing-in ceremony on Friday. The swearing-in ceremony, which was modified to allow for proper social distancing, was the…

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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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A teenage boy who was given up on by his parents and passed over for adoption by the aunt and uncle who adopted his younger brother — this was Carl Brantley’s first case as a CASA volunteer. The boy was juggled from foster homes to residential programs to Denver Children’s Home which is where he…

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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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