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How CASA helped a teen boy find the right path

June 9, 2020

It was 2016 when Mateo was removed from his home, along with his younger sister, because of his mother’s drug abuse, mental health issues, and lack of parental supervision. On the same day he entered the child welfare system, he also was arrested and faced charges of his own. He was 11 years old at…

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CASA receives grant from Colorado COVID Relief Fund

June 8, 2020

Colorado Springs, Colo. (June 10, 2020) – CASA of the Pikes Peak Region is pleased to announce it was awarded $25,000 of grant funding by the Colorado COVID Relief Fund to help provides advocates for abuse and neglect cases in the Pikes Peak Region in light of the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. We know that COVID-19…

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COVID-19 Protocol for CASA of the Pikes Peak Region

May 27, 2020

CASA continues to monitor state mandates and county restrictions to protect the health and safety of staff, volunteers, and the children and families we serve. MASK WEARING REQUIREMENTS: CASA is following Executive Order D 2021 103 which states that fully vaccinated people can go without masks in public indoor spaces unless the setting requires otherwise. Unvaccinated people…

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Eight new Advocates sworn in over Zoom

April 12, 2020

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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Six new CASA volunteers sworn in while social distancing

March 31, 2020

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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Business Partner Spotlight: Budget Blinds

March 25, 2020

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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Volunteer Profile: Carl Brantley

March 25, 2020

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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BUSINESS PARTNER SPOTLIGHT: 360 Painting

March 12, 2020

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 hosts Middle Eastern and North African nonprofit leaders

February 11, 2020

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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Twelve New CASA Volunteers Take The Oath

February 11, 2020

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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