November 5, 2019 (Colorado Springs, Colo.) – CASA of the Pikes Peak Region is pleased to announce that Colorado Springs Home Builder and Developer, Covington Homes, continues its long-term financial support of the organization as a Major Business Partner of CASA. This partnership will help CASA serve 100% of abused and neglected children in El Paso and Teller Counties with volunteer advocates by the end of 2020.
“Child abuse and neglect doesn’t happen to just one culture or one socio-economic group,” said Covington Homes Co-Principal Grace Covington. “CASA is a nonprofit that resonates with our industry in that we span all socioeconomic classes and all cultures. Unfortunately, our industry tends to have higher levels of stress and higher incidences of addiction. We owe it to our children, as an industry, to do what we can to help fix that.”
In the fiscal year that ended June 30, 2019, CASA of the Pikes Peak Region provided volunteer advocates to 715 local children who had been removed from their homes due to abuse or neglect. There are approximately 900 children in the region in need of an advocate each year, and more volunteers will be needed to meet the growing demand.
“As our community continues to grow, the need to take care of that community will also grow. The people who have the ability to help should help,” said Covington Homes Co-Principal Ron Covington.
“It costs approximately $1,500 to serve one child with a volunteer advocate for one year,” said CASA Executive Director Angela Rose. “We are so incredibly grateful for Covington Homes. The support they provide to CASA is vital to us fulfilling our mission of advocating for the most vulnerable members of our community, our children.”
About CASA of the Pikes Peak Region
CASA of the Pikes Peak Region is a 501(c)(3) charitable organization founded in 1989 as a local program of the National CASA Association. Serving El Paso and Teller Counties, the organization’s core mission is to recruit, train, and support citizen volunteers in its Dependency & Neglect program to provide a voice and advocate for victims of child abuse and neglect. The nonprofit also operates a Supervised Exchange & Parenting Time (SEPT) program, Milton Foster Children’s Fund (MFCF) & the Hanger, Life Long Links, and Children & Families in Transition. With more than 350 volunteers who put in roughly 19,000 hours in the 2018-2019 fiscal year, CASA of the Pikes Peak Region provided advocates for 715 children and served more than 900 children through additional programming. For more information, visit www.casappr.org.