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August Advocate Spotlight: Katherine Orr

Katherine Orr Advocate

This month, we invite you to meet CASA Advocate, Katherine Orr. Katherine was kind enough to sit down and answer a few questions for us recently. Katherine was nominated by her CASA Case Supervisor, Jennifer Reitmeyer, who shared the following about Katherine’s advocacy efforts: “Katherine has always connected with the kids and the families. She… Read more »

CASA Child Advocates Announces Lindsay Miller as Interim Development Director

Lindsay Miller

Introducing Lindsay Miller, Interim Development Director CASA Child Advocates of Montgomery County is pleased to announce that former Creative Development Associate, Lindsay Miller, has assumed the role of Interim Development Director. Within this position, Miller will be responsible for planning, organizing, and directing all of the non-profit organization’s fundraising efforts, including the major gifts program,… Read more »

Do you know what experts are saying about child abuse right now?

Help a child in foster care

“When I was a boy and I would see scary things on the news, my mother would say to me, ‘Look for the helpers. You will always find people who are helping.’ To this day, especially in times of ‘disaster,’ I remember my mother’s words and I am always comforted by realizing that there are… Read more »

A Message from the Executive Director | Connections During This Time of Isolation

Building connection with teens

By Ann McAlpin, Executive Director | CASA Child Advocates of Montgomery County In this time that is marked, even named, with isolation, I am finding surprising connections. Taking an unusual moment to thank the kid checking out my groceries (sadly, no toilet paper!) for working—and him making eye contact with genuine gratitude. A church service… Read more »

The CASA office is temporarily closed, but our work goes on.

Little girl in grass

Although our physical office is closed at this time in compliance with the Stay at Home | Stop the Spread order issued by Montgomery County Judge Mark Keough on March 27, 2020 (extended and in effect through April 30, 2020) our staff is working remotely at this time to support the 300+ volunteers serving 800+… Read more »

Change in the DFPS Sibling Visitation Policy: Effective 10/01/19

Two brothers playing

As of October 1st, 2019, DFPS made changes to the sibling visitation policy. This policy change will be a great benefit to our CASA children who are placed apart from their siblings. Why is the policy changing?  Visitation during a conservatorship case is vital to the well-being of the children and family. The federal Child and… Read more »

Help Children in Foster Care While You Shop!

Did you know that you can shop AND earn funds to be awarded to CASA? Designate CASA Child Advocates of Montgomery County as the benefiting organization on your AMAZON SMILE and KROGER COMMUNITY REWARDS accounts! Visit Amazon Smile Visit Kroger Community Rewards For questions or more information, contact our Development Director, Mercedes Milstead.

Helpful Resources and Links for Flood Victims | CASA Child Advocates of Montgomery County

This post provides some of the links and resources that we have pulled together to help flood victims in Montgomery County and the greater Houston area. DOWNLOAD. GENERAL FLOOD SAFETY INFORMATION Flooding Safety Guide: https://www.directline.com/home-cover/minimise-flood-damage Flood Planning & Preparation: http://www.polygongroup.com/resources/flood-preparation-planning/ Montgomery County and Greater Houston Area Greater Houston Resources: Houston Food Bank – Agency Locator: http://www.houstonfoodbank.org/agency-locator/ Shelter… Read more »

CASA, Wiesner Preparing Foster Youths for the Future

By Meagan Ellsworth for The Conroe Courier A dozen foster youths had a chance to test drive the car-buying experience at Wiesner in Conroe as part of a series of summer events to help prepare them for the future. CASA Child Advocates of Montgomery County teamed up with the automotive dealership as part of the… Read more »