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Leaving a Legacy: Michele Strub Heer & Jordan Strub

June 19, 2012

Supporting children is a passion for Michele Strub Heer, both now and in the future.

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Karen Hilborn: 24 Years of Outstanding Advocacy for Children

June 4, 2012

Karen Hilborn has been a compassionate advocate for children in Colorado Springs for 24 years, our longest-term volunteer. She has lifted the lives of more than 50 children as a CASA volunteer. Many of her cases would last three to five years. Despite the long hours and the commitment, Karen has never quit on a…

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Celebrating National Volunteer Week

April 17, 2012

National CASA Podcast Celebrating National Volunteer Week We don’t share the disturbing details of abuse/neglect cases we serve on due to rules confidentiality and out of respect for the children and families, but know that there are tragic and gut-wrenching things that happen to kids in our community and CASA volunteers are in the trenches…

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The Dollars and Sense of CASA Volunteers

March 30, 2012

CASA volunteers save hundreds of millions of dollars in child welfare costs alone. The annual survey of CASA programs shows that children with CASA volunteers spend 7.5 months less in foster care than children in the general foster care population. It costs the federal government $3,250 per month to keep a child in the foster…

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CASA Strongly Opposes DHS Proposed Changes

March 9, 2012

In response to the March 3 Denver Post article “Colorado considers easing rules on child-abuse investigations” The Colorado Department of Human Services has proposed a change that would remove a rule requiring that county social workers automatically open an investigation if they receive three reports of child abuse or neglect within two years. As CASA…

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Volunteer Support Group: More than Chat, Less Than Therapy

February 13, 2012

New Volunteer Support Group Schedule

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Be Happy, Be Healthy: The Health Benefits of Volunteering

February 27, 2011

Be Happy, Be Healthy: The Health Benefits of Volunteering Helping Others Improves Your Well-Being and Longevity Volunteers help themselves to better health while helping others, according to a study by the Corporation for National and Community Service that reviews a compelling collection of scientific research. The Health Benefits of Volunteering study found that volunteers have better…

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Building Positive Father-Child Relationships

February 27, 2011

Building Positive Father-Child Relationships Children should not be caught in the middle of parental disputes and certainly should not be a witness to domestic violence. This is the reason CASA of the Pikes Peak Region began administering the Supervised Exchange and Parenting Time (SEPT) program in Colorado Springs. The SEPT Program is a court-ordered service that…

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Five Ways CASA Volunteers Promote Successful Adoptions

February 27, 2011

Five Ways CASAs Promote Successful Adoptions Hon. Michael Nash Los Angeles Superior Court, CA 2006 National CASA Judge of the Year Reprinted fromt the National CASA Association Website For 20 years, I have been fortunate to work in a juvenile dependency court with an active and vibrant CASA program. One of the areas in which the…

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Lynne Rossman

February 5, 2010

Legacy Society Members Lynne Rossman believes in giving back to her community. This philosophy was surely shaped by her work as a relationship coach through her business, Life Quest Mentoring. We, at CASA, appreciate Lynne’s giving and generous spirit. We are honored that she has chosen to give back through CASA and as a member…

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