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CASA Welcomes Lindsay Miller in New Role as Creative Development Associate

CASA Welcomes Lindsay Miller

CASA Welcomes Lindsay Miller Court Appointed Special Advocates of Montgomery County (CASA) is pleased to announce its recent hire of Lindsay Miller, who joins the CASA team as Creative Development Associate. Within this role, Miller will assist in the planning and execution of fundraising events, aid in furthering community outreach and awareness for the organization… Read more »

Remembering Shane Bayless

Remembering Shane Bayless

In memory of Shane Bayless | FEBRUARY 20, 1967 – JUNE 21, 2019 By Ann McAlpin, Executive Director | CASA Child Advocates of Montgomery County You may have heard that Shane Bayless passed away unexpectedly in late June. Shane was a CASA Board member for 3 years between 2012 and 2015, and was Board Chair… Read more »

CASA Child Advocates Receives $50,000 Donation from Waste Connections

CASA Receives Donation from Waste Connections

For the second year, CASA Child Advocates of Montgomery County was honored to be one of only ten non-profit organizations selected as a beneficiary of the Waste Connections Inc. annual Golf Classic for Kids and VIP Poker Experience. The event was held on March 24th and 25th at The Woodlands Resort and Conference Center. This year, more than $1… Read more »

The CASA Training Spot: Summer 2019

Advocates at 2018 Fall Conference

By Ann Marie Ronsman, CASA Training Manager   Happy summer everyone!! I hope you are enjoying vacations and time with your families. We have some exciting training that will be coming up in Fall. Please mark your calendars. Advocate Fall Conference First, and most importantly, is our Second Annual Fall Advocate Training Conference. This training… Read more »

Meet Lauren

Meet Lauren and CASA Volunteer, Iona

Meet Lauren… When Lauren was 10, her parents dropped her off at her grandma’s house…and they never came back. Due to health issues, Lauren’s grandmother was unable to care for her long-term. Not knowing where Lauren’s parents were and with no other family support, her grandmother’s only option was to turn Lauren over to Child… Read more »

July Advocate Spotlight: Brian Mullen and Melinda Weathers

Brian Mullen and Melinda Weathers

An Interview with Brian and Melinda, by Alli Stephens, Marketing & Communications Director Brian Mullen and Melinda Weathers would prefer you to think that they are not particularly more or less special than anyone else. They were somewhat hesitant to be highlighted by CASA, certain that there must be someone ‘more interesting’. As Brian and… Read more »

Six CASA Staff Members Now Recognized as TBRI® Practitioners

TBRI Practitioners at CASA

recognized casa staff members CASA Child Advocates of Montgomery County is pleased to announce that six staff members – Jennifer Engel, Marilyn McQueeney, Oluchi Nwankwo, Jennifer Reitmeyer, Barb Robertson, and Ann Marie Ronsman – have completed training and received certification as TBRI® Practitioners by the Karyn Purvis Institute of Childhood Development at TCU. Each individual… Read more »

How CASA Helps Reunite Families

How CASA Helps Reunite Families

For many parents whose children have been removed from the home, the court system – and more specifically, Child Protective Services (CPS) – may seem like the “villain” who stole their children, rather than as a resource to help stabilize and preserve their family and to protect children from abuse and neglect. For those involved most closely with… Read more »

Remembering Kids in Foster Care on Mother’s Day and Father’s Day…

Child with Foster Parent

By Ann McAlpin, Executive Director, CASA Child Advocates of Montgomery County At CASA, every day is Mother’s Day and every day is Father’s Day…working to serve the best interests for kids in foster care When I was a young adult, I could never find the right Mother’s Day card for my mom. Hallmark used to… Read more »