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Jane Hegstrom & Kiaya

March 28, 2014

Jane and Kiaya’s story begins when Kiaya was just in kindergarten. This was Jane’s second case as a CASA and would blossom into a lifelong friendship. Kiaya, an insulin dependent diabetic, was not receiving the medical care she needed; this prompted her case to open and created her need for a CASA. Kiaya’s diabetes is…

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Rob McDonald, Advocate, former Board member

March 14, 2014

Serving as a CASA board member isn’t about “rubber stamping,” explains Rob McDonald. Every board member maintains a deep level of commitment, which Rob showed when he transitioned from a board member (and former board chair) into the role of Court Appointed Special Advocate. Jane Hegstrom gets the credit for inspiring Rob to become an…

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Doris Ralston, Executive Director and C.E.O., Osteopathic Foundation

March 10, 2014

The Colorado Springs Osteopathic Foundation (CSOF) awarded a multi-year grant of $50,000 per year for three years in support of CASA of the Pikes Peak Region’s new capacity-building volunteer management initiative called the Peer Coordinator Model. Last year, CASA served 598 abused and neglected children in the Dependency and Neglect (child abuse) program; this represents approximately…

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Proactively preventing homelessness

February 18, 2014

Homelessness is a serious issue in our city and one that deserves thoughtful, compassionate solutions and the support of the community.  Here at CASA, a youth-serving nonprofit, we have first-hand knowledge of the unique challenges faced by youth in foster care and victims of domestic violence, including homelessness and poverty. Each year in our community,…

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Judge David Soukup, National CASA Founder

February 1, 2014

CASA of the Pikes Peak Region began in 1989, ten years after the Court Appointed Special Advocate movement was founded by Judge David Soukp in Washington.

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Colorado Springs Independent Living Guide for Foster Teens

January 24, 2014

A comprehensive resource guide to help Pikes Peak region foster teens gain the support they need in order to transition successfully into independent adults.

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Dick Milton: Leaving a legacy to Colorado’s foster children

January 15, 2014

As a key player in the 25 year history of CASA of the Pikes Peak Region, and a true champion for children, we posthumously honor long-time advocate and cherished friend, Dick Milton who passed away in 2008. Dick became a CASA volunteer in 1992 after a distinguished career as a Foreign Service Officer and deputy…

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Tiffany, Former CASA Child, Dreams Realized

January 8, 2014

  In 1999, Tiffany and her siblings were nine, seven, and two when they were admitted to foster care. The children were removed from their birth parents after their six-month-old sister became trapped between her crib and the wall and died while the parents partied downstairs. Along with substance abuse, there was domestic violence and…

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Sandy Bridgewater: Lifting the lives of children in Teller County

January 1, 2014

CASA volunteer Sandy Bridgewater receives with the 2013 Teller County Cares Children/Youth Award.

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Resources to help families raise healthy, happy children

January 1, 2014

CASA is a proud collaborator of Parenting Matters of El Paso County, a one-stop shop for parents and professionals featuring classes and resources.

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