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March 2022 Advocate Spotlight: Paula Piecyk

We invite you to meet Paula Piecyk, nominated by Assistant Program Director Susan Truscott and Case Supervisor Francine Stanfield.  “Paula completed her Advocate training in June 2020, right in the middle of the pandemic, and took her first case in August,” Susan said. “Paula has had six cases in her time with CASA, three of… Read more »

The Training Spot: March 2022

Spring Training Kicks Off WITH NEW CLASSES Our training calendar for March is off to a strong start with two sessions on the Texas Tuition and Fee Waiver program and the Education and Training Voucher Program (ETV). If you were unable to attend and you advocate for a youth fifteen or older, reach out to… Read more »

A Message from the President & CEO – March 2022

Happy spring! “Spring’s greatest joy beyond a doubt is when it brings the children out.” – Edgar A. Guest, poet We had a wonderful 2022 CASA Speaks For Kids Gala — Escape to Paradise: A Night in the Tropics. We took over the Margaritaville Lake Resort the first weekend in March to celebrate all the… Read more »

Program Notes: March 2022

Welcome to spring! I love this time of year when we’re getting closer to Spring and Easter—I would say when it warms up a bit; however, as I write this article, the temperature is in the thirties! We have to love our Texas weather. I’m pleased to announce that Susan Truscott, one of our Case… Read more »

Montgomery County Child Welfare Collaboration: Did you know?

Did you know? The Montgomery County Child Welfare Collaboration is a partnership among churches, agencies, and non-profit organizations serving children in foster care in and around Montgomery County, Texas. The focus of the Child Welfare Collaboration is to organize and host events for children in foster care each year, including: Eggstravaganza Easter party Always Pursue… Read more »

February Board Spotlight: Sandy Petermann-Williams

Sandy Petermann-Williams

Sandy Petermann-Williams recognizes lasting impact of guardians ad litem on children in foster care We invite you to meet Board Vice-Chair Sandy Petermann-Williams, who joined CASA’s Board of Directors in 2016. An award-winning real estate agent, Sandy dedicates her spare time to serving in her community as a board member of CASA Child Advocates of… Read more »

February Advocate Spotlight: Jim and Jane Funke

Jim and Jane Funke

This month, we invite you to meet CASA Advocates, Jim and Jane Funke. The couple’s CASA Case Supervisor, Kristy O’Neal, nominated them for the Advocate Spotlight. “Both Jane and Jim take advantage of CASA’s training opportunities throughout the year. They communicate with me on a regular basis, and they meet all minimum expectations without any… Read more »

We need your help with our Gala live and silent auction!

As you may know, CASA has an annual fundraising Gala that ensures we are able to provide an Advocate for every child in foster care in Montgomery County. The funds raised at this annual Gala account for about 30% of our operating budget. One of the ways we raise money at this event is through… Read more »

Advocate Spotlight: Ingram Lee

Ingram Lee Advocate Spotlight

This month, we invite you to meet CASA Advocate, Ingram Lee. Nominated by his CASA Case Supervisor, Oluchi Nwankwo, we want to share with you about Ingram’s work as an Advocate. “For the Advocate Spotlight, I nominate Ingram Lee. Ingram has a great sense of humor that nurtures repeatable working relationships in situations that are… Read more »

From the Development Desk: January 2022

By Lindsay Miller, Development Director Happy New Year and best wishes for the upcoming year. Here at CASA, we have lots to share with you! First up, let’s talk about leaving a lasting legacy at CASA’s new home (505 N. Main Street in downtown Conroe.) We moved in November and are really settling in. This… Read more »