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February 2023 Advocate Spotlight: Elizabeth Barham and Susan Sharp

We invite you to meet Elizabeth Barham and Susan Sharp, nominated by Case Supervisor Rosario Salinas. “Elizabeth and Susan have partnered on a case with many challenges,” Rosario said. “They’ve gone above and beyond the past few months to advocate for a teen girl who is not placed in the Houston area. Recently, they were… Read more »

The Heart of CASA: January 2023

The Heart of CASA is a series to highlight the aspects of our volunteer work. Advocacy for a child in care covers several activities from court hearings to visits with a child to conversations with parents. Each month, we’ll share a story of a small (or big!) moment from one of our cases that exemplifies… Read more »

January 2023 Advocate Spotlight: Mary Kay Hinkle

We invite you to meet Mary Kay Hinkle, nominated by Case Supervisor Karen Vegas. “Mary Kay embodies the values of CASA, and she is not afraid of speaking up,” Karen said. “Mary Kay is a team player and forms her opinions objectively, with the best interests of the child always as her guide.” We asked… Read more »

Program Notes: January 2023

Happy 2023! I’m always a little excited for the start of a new year. I hope you’re feeling energized for the coming year, too, after an enjoyable holiday season with your family and friends. Program year-to-Date statistics Since September 1, 2022, 43 new children have come into care in our county due to abuse and… Read more »

A Message from the President & CEO: January 2023

By Ann Marie Ronsman, President & CEO | CASA Child Advocates of Montgomery County Happy New Year! I hope you had a wonderful holiday and got to spend time making memories with those you love. Thank you for continuing your advocacy work during the busy season. Our Advocates visited children, located family members, delivered gifts,… Read more »

CASA Announces Eight Staff Members Complete TBRI Practitioner Training this Year

CASA Child Advocates of Montgomery County is pleased to announce that eight staff members have completed training this year to become Trust-Based Relational Intervention (TBRI®) Practitioners through the Karyn Purvis Institute of Child Development at TCU. The TBRI® Practitioners are Erica Avedikian, Julie Brown, Mandy Dalton, Destin Hudek, Lindsay Miller, Kristy O’Neal, Francine Stanfield, and Victoria Warmuth. They… Read more »

The Heart of CASA: December 2022

The Heart of CASA is a series to highlight the aspects of our volunteer work. Advocacy for a child in care covers several activities from court hearings to visits with a child to conversations with parents. Each month, we’ll share a story of a small (or big!) moment from one of our cases that exemplifies… Read more »

December 2022 Advocate Spotlight: Katherine Fitzgerald

We invite you to meet Katherine Fitzgerald, nominated by Case Supervisor Francine Stanfield. “Katherine has been a phenomenal Advocate for her CASA child, pursuing every available opportunity for her and championing her through her fight to gain legal status and find safe family,” Francine said. “Katherine’s encouragement is helping this young lady to find her… Read more »

CASA ANNOUNCES FIVE BOARD MEMBERS, NAMES NEW BOARD LEADERSHIP

CASA Child Advocates of Montgomery County today announced five new board members and a new board chair who will each help support the nonprofit’s work to provide quality court-appointed volunteer advocacy so that every abused and neglected child has the opportunity to thrive in a safe, nurturing family. “We’re excited to expand our board with… Read more »

As we look back on 2022… A message from the CASA President & CEO

By Ann Marie Ronsman, President & CEO | CASA Child Advocates of Montgomery County Daily Reminders of our impact on children and families It has been a tremendous privilege to serve in a leadership role at CASA this year. Almost daily, I have the opportunity to hear the voices of children drifting up as they… Read more »