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Cornhole Tournament Raises More Than $62,000 for Abused, Neglected Children

Inaugural CASA Cornament benefits children in foster care CASA Child Advocates of Montgomery County held their first-ever “CASA Cornament”, or cornhole tournament, on Sunday, September 25, 2022. More than 250 tournament players and guests gathered at Southern Star Brewing Company in Conroe for an afternoon of fun and friendly competition. Presented by Chesmar Homes, the… Read more »

September 2022 Advocate Spotlight: Cheryl Baehr

We invite you to meet Cheryl Baehr, nominated by Case Supervisor Kristy O’Neal. “Cheryl has been with us since 2014 and has been assigned to 12 cases,” Kristy said. “She is especially strong in educational and medical advocacy, which is sometimes hard for Advocates. She is consistent in meeting her minimum expectations without reminders. Cheryl… Read more »

The Training Spot: September 2022

new classes introduced in fall CASA of Montgomery County welcomed 10 new Advocates in August! One of the key sound bites from our Advocate training is “the heart of every element of our advocacy is based on building relationships.” We recognize some relationships are healthier than others when we enter them. Our intent as child… Read more »

Program Notes: September 2022

September is a time of transition. Children return to school, whether pre-K or college, and as the leaves change, we also experience a shift in our daily routines. At CASA, this month signals the end of our previous Program year and the beginning of our new one on Sept. 1. As I reviewed our numbers… Read more »

A Message from the President & CEO: September 2022

By Ann Marie Ronsman, President & CEO | CASA Child Advocates of Montgomery County Happy fall, y’all! (Can a northern girl say that?) Thank you to each of you that came to our volunteer appreciation event at Rob Fleming Park in July. It was the hottest day on record in Houston ever! We were so… Read more »

August 2022 Advocate Spotlight: Ron Finch

We invite you to meet Ron Finch, nominated by Case Supervisor Kristy O’Neal. “Ron has been with us since early 2017,” Kristy said. “He has been assigned to 12 cases, including his current two cases, which are complicated. Ron works on his advocacy almost daily. He excels in medical and educational advocacy and meets all… Read more »

July 2022 Advocate Spotlight: Paolina Fasula

We invite you to meet Paolina Fasula, nominated by Case Supervisor Victoria Warmuth.  “Sworn in earlier this year, Paolina has done an incredible job advocating for a teen and tween girl,” Victoria said. “She has a heart of gold and has dedicated countless hours to supporting the girls, driving around Texas to ensure that they… Read more »

CASA Plays Critical Role in Educational Advocacy for Children in Foster Care

Children at school

Part of the role of a Court-Appointed Special Advocate is to champion the educational needs of the children we serve, both in court and in the school system. The child’s Advocate has the right and the responsibility to: Review a child’s educational data, Communicate with the school staff, Attend educational meetings, and Include CASA’s research… Read more »

Program Notes: July 2022

There is not a single month that our Advocates are not visiting their CASA children, reaching out to relatives, communicating with caseworkers and attorneys, talking with teachers, meeting with children’s doctors, writing court reports, attending family meetings, and making recommendations for the child’s best interest in court. So far this year, 238 Advocates have been… Read more »

A Message from the President & CEO: July 2022

By Ann Marie Ronsman, President & CEO | CASA Child Advocates of Montgomery County Happy summer! I’m grateful to have just returned from a wonderful family trip to Alaska and Washington. We took a cruise and enjoyed some wonderful family adventures. I am a wanderlust at heart, so traveling again was fantastic. This trip was… Read more »