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May 2022 Advocate Spotlight: Tammie Manchester

We invite you to meet Tammie Manchester, nominated by Case Supervisor Karen Lee.  “Tammie shows an incredible amount of care and compassion for everyone involved in her cases,” Karen said. “She goes above and beyond to encourage parents and speak up for the children in her cases.” We asked Tammie to share about her experiences… Read more »

From the Development Desk: May 2022

By Lindsay Miller, Development Director We are kicking off the summer season with some exciting events and announcements! First, after our CASA Bingo Night last summer was such an amazing success, we knew we wanted to host another bingo event in 2022. Fast forward a few months, and as we were looking into potential venues,… Read more »

CASA Celebrates 30 Years Serving the Children of Montgomery County

By Ann Marie Ronsman, President & CEO | CASA Child Advocates of Montgomery County On October 25, 1990, a small but determined group of community volunteers organized by Pat Chuber and Betty Gowing met to discuss the formation of a CASA program in Montgomery County. Few in attendance that night could have imagined the impact… Read more »

April 2022 Advocate Spotlight: Taryn Gordon

We invite you to meet Taryn Gordon, nominated by Family Engagement Manager and Case Supervisor Destin Hudek.  “Taryn is hardworking and compassionate, and she loves children,” Destin said. “She always goes above and beyond in her casework, and she is a strong Advocate for reunifying families! Taryn is a beautiful person inside and out, and… Read more »

March 2022 Advocate Spotlight: Paula Piecyk

We invite you to meet Paula Piecyk, nominated by Assistant Program Director Susan Truscott and Case Supervisor Francine Stanfield.  “Paula completed her Advocate training in June 2020, right in the middle of the pandemic, and took her first case in August,” Susan said. “Paula has had six cases in her time with CASA, three of… Read more »

The Training Spot: March 2022

Spring Training Kicks Off WITH NEW CLASSES Our training calendar for March is off to a strong start with two sessions on the Texas Tuition and Fee Waiver program and the Education and Training Voucher Program (ETV). If you were unable to attend and you advocate for a youth fifteen or older, reach out to… Read more »

A Message from the President & CEO – March 2022

Happy spring! “Spring’s greatest joy beyond a doubt is when it brings the children out.” – Edgar A. Guest, poet We had a wonderful 2022 CASA Speaks For Kids Gala — Escape to Paradise: A Night in the Tropics. We took over the Margaritaville Lake Resort the first weekend in March to celebrate all the… Read more »

Program Notes: March 2022

Welcome to spring! I love this time of year when we’re getting closer to Spring and Easter—I would say when it warms up a bit; however, as I write this article, the temperature is in the thirties! We have to love our Texas weather. I’m pleased to announce that Susan Truscott, one of our Case… Read more »

Montgomery County Child Welfare Collaboration: Did you know?

Did you know? The Montgomery County Child Welfare Collaboration is a partnership among churches, agencies, and non-profit organizations serving children in foster care in and around Montgomery County, Texas. The focus of the Child Welfare Collaboration is to organize and host events for children in foster care each year, including: Eggstravaganza Easter party Always Pursue… Read more »

February Board Spotlight: Sandy Petermann-Williams

Sandy Petermann-Williams recognizes lasting impact of guardians ad litem on children in foster care We invite you to meet Board Vice-Chair Sandy Petermann-Williams, who joined CASA’s Board of Directors in 2016. An award-winning real estate agent, Sandy dedicates her spare time to serving in her community as a board member of CASA Child Advocates of… Read more »