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October 2023 Advocate Spotlight: Mary Levesque

We invite you to meet Mary Levesque, nominated by Case Supervisor Mike Quinn.  “Mary Levesque became an Advocate two years ago and has had 5 cases, advocating for 12 children from newborns to teens,” Mike said. “She’s a natural Advocate, connecting immediately with the children and their families, building trust. She brings insight, compassion and… Read more »

Heart of CASA: October 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 »

CASA Announces Pilot Program to Expand Advocacy Efforts Beyond Child Welfare System

CASA Child Advocates of Montgomery County is expanding its advocacy efforts for children beyond the child welfare system this fall. The organization will work with justice-involved youth and truancy courts in Montgomery County, in collaboration with Judge Scharlene W. Valdez and Judge Wayne L. Mack. This pilot initiative is the first of its kind in… Read more »

September 2023 Advocate Spotlight: Linda Fiato

We invite you to meet Linda Fiato, nominated by Case Supervisor Kristy O’Neal.  “Linda is awesome!” Kristy said. “She is in regular contact with all parties and brings significant professional experience that is invaluable. She is in contact with therapists and qualified professional experts to assess the issues involved in her current case. She has… Read more »

CASA Child Advocates Announces TBRI® Director

CASA Child Advocates of Montgomery County is pleased to announce the promotion of Jennifer Reitmeyer to the role of TBRI® Director. In her new position, Reitmeyer will lead the organization’s efforts in trauma-informed care initiatives and community education. Reitmeyer volunteered for CASA as an Advocate for six years before joining the staff as a Case… Read more »

August is Make-a-Will Month! Asset Flow in Estate Planning

This August, we invite you to join others in celebrating Make-a-Will Month. We’re thrilled to feature guest author Carissa Peterson of The Strong Firm P.C., who will provide valuable insights into estate planning, from simple wills to more complex needs. Planning for the distribution of your assets upon your passing can seem a daunting task… Read more »

August is Make-a-Will Month! Understanding Community & Separate Property in Texas: Ownership & Control

This August, we invite you to join others in celebrating Make-a-Will Month. We’re thrilled to feature guest author Carissa Peterson of The Strong Firm P.C., who will provide valuable insights into estate planning, from simple wills to more complex needs. Texas law characterizes property acquired by spouses either community or separate property when property is… Read more »

August 2023 Advocate Spotlight: Kelley Wolf

We invite you to meet Kelley Wolf, nominated by Case Supervisor Victoria Warmuth. “In Kelley’s six years as an Advocate, she’s had 11 cases and has advocated for children with complex medical needs,” Victoria said. “She remains calm in the face of challenges and enjoys really connecting with school-aged youth.” We asked Kelley to share… Read more »

August is Make-a-Will Month! Estate Planning: A Sophisticated Plan for Complexities

This August, we invite you to join others in celebrating Make-a-Will Month. We’re thrilled to feature guest author Carissa Peterson of The Strong Firm P.C., who will provide valuable insights into estate planning, from simple wills to more complex needs. More sophisticated estate planning may be appropriate for people that: have sufficient net worth to… Read more »

August is Make-a-Will Month! Estate Planning: A Plan for Everyone

This August, we invite you to join others in celebrating Make-a-Will Month. We’re thrilled to feature guest author Carissa Peterson of The Strong Firm P.C., who will provide valuable insights into estate planning, from simple wills to more complex needs. A common misconception is that estate planning is for the wealthy, with an abundance of… Read more »