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16 new CASA volunteers sworn in on Friday

May 14, 2021

May 14, 2021 (Colorado Springs, Colo.) – Sixteen new CASA volunteers were sworn in as officers of the court by Fourth Judicial District Judge William Bain during a CASA of the Pikes Peak Region swearing-in ceremony over Zoom on Friday. Three of the new volunteers – Joseph Harrison, Nastassia Idahosa, and Karen Ruel – are…

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CASA observes National Foster Care Month in May

May 1, 2021

May 1, 2021 (Colorado Springs, Colo.) – In observance of National Foster Care Month in May, CASA of the Pikes Peak Region is grateful for the foster families who have opened up their homes, as well as to the nearly 400 CASA volunteers who have continued to make a difference in the lives of foster…

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18 new CASA volunteers sworn in on Friday

March 26, 2021

March 26, 2021 (Colorado Springs, Colo.) – Eighteen community volunteers were sworn in as officers of the court by El Paso County Judge Dennis McGuire during a CASA of the Pikes Peak Region swearing-in ceremony over Zoom on Friday. The swearing-in ceremony was the final step taken by these citizens after five weeks of training…

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21 New CASA Volunteers Sworn-In as Officers of the Court on Friday

February 19, 2021

February 19, 2021 (Colorado Springs, Colo.) – Twenty-one community volunteers were sworn in as officers of the court by 4th Judicial District Judge Catherine Mitchell Helton during a CASA of the Pikes Peak Region swearing-in ceremony over Zoom on Friday. Fourteen of the new volunteers were sworn in as Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASAs), and…

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Local business owner hit by COVID restrictions continues to support CASA

January 13, 2021

Who knew you could get more than a great haircut at Supercuts? Local salon owner Heather Heinbaugh uses her four Colorado Springs Supercuts locations to help abused and neglected children, and patrons walk away not only with a fresh look but with the satisfaction of knowing a portion of their dollars went towards a great…

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Ten New CASA Volunteers Begin Advocating for Abused Children

November 19, 2020

November 19, 2020 (Colorado Springs, Colo.) – Ten community volunteers were sworn in as officers of the court by El Paso County Magistrate Dennis McGuire during a CASA of the Pikes Peak Region swearing-in ceremony over Zoom on Thursday. The swearing-in ceremony which took place today was the final step for the volunteers who recently…

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Eight new CASA volunteers ready to advocate for kids

October 23, 2020

October 23, 2020 (Colorado Springs, Colo.) – Eight community volunteers were sworn in as officers of the court by Fourth Judicial District Court Chief Judge William Bain during a CASA of the Pikes Peak Region swearing-in ceremony over Zoom on Friday. These volunteers are now ready to advocate for abused and neglected children in the…

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Welcome new CASA staffers!

October 14, 2020

Everyone at CASA is very pleased to introduce you to our newest staff members – Michael Mersman and Laurel Abrahamsson. Michael is our new Volunteer Recruitment Manager and Laurel is our new SEPT Volunteer Coordinator. Michael came to CASA from StableStrides, a Colorado Springs-based equine assisted therapy center, where he was the Operations and Volunteer…

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How CarePortal empowers community members to help kids

September 23, 2020

Foster children do not always enjoy the same opportunities as other children. Childhood events that many of us took for granted as kids – such as summer camp, piano lessons, or math tutoring – are not a normal part of childhood for many children living in foster care. CASA strives to offer enrichment and educational…

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A Special Pair of Sneakers

September 23, 2020

It’s easy to take for granted the ability to just go to a store and buy the shoes you want, but foster teens don’t necessarily have that luxury. When The Hanger comes through for a teen, it’s a special reminder of why CASA is here and why we do what we do. Recently, a teen…

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