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Giving Voice to Children in Care and Their Families

My Three Houses CFE Tool

By Jenn Engel, Training Manager & CFE Team Lead | TBRI Practitioner Collaborative Family Engagement (CFE) tools help to engage children in care and their families in a natural conversation to learn their story and to give them voice in identifying the people in their life they consider to be important. My Three Houses Here… Read more »

About the Legislative Action Team at CASA Child Advocates of Montgomery County

2021 CASA Day at the Capitol

By Susan Truscott, Case Supervisor & Legislative Action Team Staff Liaison Did you know that Texas CASA has a Public Policy Team that coordinates lobbying for Texas CASA? During the 86th Texas Legislative Session in 2019, Texas CASA tracked 227 bills, 28 of which passed. The Department of Family and Protective Services (DFPS) is now… Read more »

A New Chapter: Continuing to Serve Every Single Child


By Ann Marie Ronsman, Executive Director | CASA Child Advocates of Montgomery County A New Chapter Today begins a new chapter in the life of CASA Child Advocates of Montgomery County. I am incredibly privileged for the opportunity to build upon the legacy that has been formed by Ann McAlpin, our staff, donors, board and… Read more »

CASA Child Advocates Proudly Announces 2020 Volunteer Award Recipients

2020 CASA Volunteer Award Recipients

Introduction By Marilyn McQueeney, CASA Program Director Due to COVID, we were unable to have our yearly gathering to honor you – our amazing Advocates. We believe we have the greatest Advocates in the world here in Montgomery County and honoring each and every one of you is something we love to do. You consistently… Read more »

A Look Back at 2020… Stepping Forward into 2021!

2020 in review and looking ahead to 2021

While we are certainly looking forward to 2021 and the good news it will hopefully bring with it, we also believe it’s important to take a moment to reflect on what we have accomplished together in 2020! In Reflection… In 2020: 350 volunteer Advocates served 680 children in foster care That’s 100% of children in… Read more »

December Board Spotlight: James E. Pung

James E. Pung, EnerCorp

Current CASA Board Chair, James Pung, SHARES HIS OWN THOUGHTS ON the importance of providing ADVOCATEs FOR CHILDREN IN FOSTER CARE This month, we invite you to meet the current CASA Board Chair, James Pung. James has been involved with CASA Child Advocates of Montgomery County since 2012 in a variety of roles, including as… Read more »

CASA Child Advocates Introduces Pilot Mentoring Program for Teens in Care

Group of teens

By Melissa Anderson, Case Supervisor and CASA4Teens Program Coordinator The teenage years are a pivotal time – it’s a special season in life when kids wrestle with their identity, push for independence, and eventually come out on the other end as young adults. They pull on the leash of childhood, fighting for autonomy. And while… Read more »

CASA Child Advocates Program Updates | December 2020

Marilyn McQueeney

By Marilyn McQueeney, CASA Child Advocates Program Director Since September 1st (which is the start of our new program year) 80 new children have come into care in our county due to abuse and neglect. This is a 25% increase over the same time last year. As we head into the holidays, over 400 children… Read more »

A Season to Give Back: The Many Ways You Can Make a Difference

Child with Teddy Bear

By Ann McAlpin, Executive Director, CASA Child Advocates of Montgomery County As 2020 comes to a close, we know that 2021 is filled with possibilities. For kids in foster care, 2021 could be the year they leave the system for a safe, permanent and loving home. With a dedicated Court Appointed Special Advocate (CASA) volunteer,… Read more »