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The Impact of a Trauma Informed Court

CASA Child Advocates of Montgomery County hosted “The Impact of a Trauma Informed Court” training on October 11, 2019 at The Woodlands Waterway Marriott Hotel & Convention Center. Almost 200 child welfare professionals, attorneys, law enforcement members and volunteers attended the groundbreaking training. Presented by Judge Carole Clark and her colleagues, the training was based… Read more »

“The Bike Guys” Work to Provide Donated Bikes to Kids in Foster Care

By “The Bike Guys” – Randall, Ron, and Paul Donated bikes for kids in care! As communicated during the recent 2019 CASA Fall Conference, several CASA Advocates (who also happen to be bike enthusiasts) have been working to facilitate getting bikes to our CASA Kids.  To date, we have been able to provide almost 30… Read more »

September CASA Volunteer Spotlight: Susan Truscott

An Interview with Susan, by Alli Stephens This month, we invite you meet Susan Truscott! Susan has been an Advocate for CASA Child Advocates of Montgomery County since June of 2018, and her first case recently closed. She stopped by our office as she was preparing to take her second case to answer a few… Read more »

2019 CASA Advocate Fall Conference

Second annual event sets record attendance The 2nd annual Advocate Fall Conference was held on Saturday, September 7, 2019 at Church Project in The Woodlands. More than 170 volunteer Advocates attended the one-day conference. Conference Topics and Presenters The conference covered a variety of topics including DFPS Department updates, substance abuse trends in adults and… Read more »

2019 CASA Child Advocates Volunteer Appreciation

8.24.19 | Northside Lexus The annual CASA Child Advocates Volunteer Appreciation reception was held on Saturday, August 24, 2019 at the new Northside Lexus location in The Woodlands. Honoring the heart and soul of CASA The annual reception honored the heart and soul of the CASA organization – our volunteers – and included Advocates, fundraising… Read more »

How You Can Help Children in Foster Care

How can you help children in foster care in our community? Here are just a few suggestions… GIVE OF YOUR TIME ⏰: Become an Advocate 👩‍👦👨‍👧: https://casaspeaks4kids.com/volunteer/ Join a volunteer committee 👥 (Superhero Run or CASA Speaks for Kids Gala – email Info@CASASpeaks4Kids.com) Invite CASA Child Advocates to speak to your group 👩‍💻👨‍💻 (we need your help… Read more »

“GAME OF LIFE” SIMULATION HELPS TEENS IN FOSTER CARE

Think back. As a teenager or young adult, who helped you open your first bank account? Who advised you about buying a car for the first time? Who taught you how to scramble eggs or cook a simple meal for yourself? Perhaps this person was a parent. Perhaps a grandparent, aunt or uncle. Perhaps a teacher or pastor. But at least for… Read more »

CASA Welcomes Lindsay Miller in New Role as Creative Development Associate

CASA Welcomes Lindsay Miller Court Appointed Special Advocates of Montgomery County (CASA) is pleased to announce its recent hire of Lindsay Miller, who joins the CASA team as Creative Development Associate. Within this role, Miller will assist in the planning and execution of fundraising events, aid in furthering community outreach and awareness for the organization… Read more »

Remembering Shane Bayless

In memory of Shane Bayless | FEBRUARY 20, 1967 – JUNE 21, 2019 By Ann McAlpin, Executive Director | CASA Child Advocates of Montgomery County You may have heard that Shane Bayless passed away unexpectedly in late June. Shane was a CASA Board member for 3 years between 2012 and 2015, and was Board Chair… Read more »

CASA Child Advocates Receives $50,000 Donation from Waste Connections

For the second year, CASA Child Advocates of Montgomery County was honored to be one of only ten non-profit organizations selected as a beneficiary of the Waste Connections Inc. annual Golf Classic for Kids and VIP Poker Experience. The event was held on March 24th and 25th at The Woodlands Resort and Conference Center. This year, more than $1… Read more »