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Be a Voice for Abused Children: April is Child Abuse Prevention Month

April is Child Abuse Awareness Month

By Ann McAlpin, Executive Director, CASA Child Advocates of Montgomery County Take a Moment to consider: Every year, countless children are abused and neglected by the ones they love and trust. It’s time for each of us to speak up for these children so that they can live safe, happy lives. Last year, 211 Texas… Read more »

STRIKE Campaign for Change: Supporting Our County’s Children in Care

Strike Campaign for Change Supports Children in Foster Care

STRIKE LLC donation will provide more than 6 children with Advocates for a year The Strike LLC “Campaign for Change” recently donated $10,000 to CASA Child Advocates of Montgomery County, which will provide more than 6 children in foster care with Advocates for a year. “CASA is important to Strike and to Campaign for Change… Read more »

The Training Spot – CASA Helping Hearts

Additional CASA Volunteer Opportunities CASA Helping Hearts Program Does your spouse or friend want to get involved in CASA Child Advocates but they aren’t quite ready to become an Advocate? There are plenty of additional CASA volunteer opportunities besides advocacy. One possibility to consider would be joining our “Helping Hearts” program. What is a Helping… Read more »

CASA Anti-Trafficking Initiative

Teen girl alone

By Leslie Allen We are beginning our 2nd year of our Anti-Trafficking Initiative, and I want to thank you all for your support and enthusiasm in working to end this horrific abuse of the children in our community. We are active members of The Governor’s Child Sex Trafficking Team, the Montgomery County Coalition Against Human… Read more »

Collaborative Family Engagement: Genograms (Family Tree Mapping)

Family Engagment

By Leslie Allen We are well into our 4th year of using Collaborative Family Engagement to engage support networks for our CASA kids. As many of you are aware, Charlotte Tabarini and Jane Funke have volunteered their time and talents on many projects. This includes numerous hours on Family Engagement. Both are still heavily involved… Read more »

Meet John, a CASA Child Advocates Volunteer

Thinking of volunteering to become a CASA Advocate? Just found out about CASA and what to learn more about what we do? Advocates play an important role in helping abused and neglected child in need by providing them with a voice and looking out for their best interests. Often, CASA volunteers say they started out… Read more »

Crisp Apples in the Fall and the Importance of Connections

By Ann McAlpin, Executive Director Last week I went to Minnesota for the wedding of my first cousin once removed. I kind of got roped into this by my sister, who promised me crisp fall air, apples right off the tree, and the world’s best, most creamy straight-from-the-cow ice cream. It wasn’t quite like that… Read more »

Help Our County’s Most Vulnerable Children on #GivingTuesday

With the holidays rapidly approaching, the season for giving has begun. Everyone is familiar with Black Friday and Cyber Monday. However, how many know what Giving Tuesday is? It is a movement to create a national day of giving. Giving Tuesday is the first Tuesday after Thanksgiving, and this year occurs on November 28th. In… Read more »

Helpful Resources and Links for Flood Victims | CASA Child Advocates of Montgomery County

This post provides some of the links and resources that we have pulled together to help flood victims in Montgomery County and the greater Houston area. DOWNLOAD. GENERAL FLOOD SAFETY INFORMATION Flooding Safety Guide: https://www.directline.com/home-cover/minimise-flood-damage Flood Planning & Preparation: http://www.polygongroup.com/resources/flood-preparation-planning/ Montgomery County and Greater Houston Area Greater Houston Resources: Houston Food Bank – Agency Locator: http://www.houstonfoodbank.org/agency-locator/ Shelter… Read more »