July 1, 2020
It was a muggy Friday evening when Megan and Matt* walked into the emergency room with their one-month-old son, Chase. It was obvious to the physicians caring for him, that Chase's parents were not providing him with the care necessary for him to thrive and grow. Homeless and unsure of their future, Megan and Matt needed some intervention and help. When Chase left the
June 3, 2020
June is National Reunification Month. A month dedicated to raising awareness of the importance of keeping families involved in the child welfare system together, and recognizing how the community can better support these families. When a family becomes involved with the child welfare system, the first priority of the Department of Human Services and CASA for Children is to help reun
June 1, 2020
Giving back seems to be second nature to Nan Stites. As a volunteer with the PTO, CHIO, PEO, Chamber of Commerce, church and many other local agencies, Nan had plenty to do to keep her busy, but she wanted to do more. Nan completed the CASA training and became a volunteer advocate in June 2016. In her time as a CASA, Nan has served 8 children on 4 separate cases. We got a chance to ask Nan a few q
May 11, 2020
Each May, during National Foster Care Month, CASA takes the time to raise awareness of the children and families involved in the foster care system and the need for more people to step up to help them. With everything the world is facing right now, it might be easy to forget about these children and families and what they’re going through,but they need support from their commu
May 4, 2020
As Amy sat on the couch, preparing herself for her final court date, she couldn’t help but think about how far she had come. Had it really only been two years since DHS came into her life and removed her daughter, Keely, from her home? To Amy, it felt like forever.
April 2, 2020
April is National Child Abuse Prevention Month - a time when caring people go the extra mile to raise awareness of the terrible toll that abuse and neglect take on young lives. This month, and throughout the year, CASA for Children encourages all individuals and organizations to play a role in making our community a better place for children and families.
January 21, 2020
Taking care of children has always been important to CASA volunteer, Debbie Duncan. Having spent 10 years with her husband and children volunteering at the International School in Saudi Arabia, Debbie knew she wanted to continue her mission of helping children after she returned home.
November 13, 2019
It's almost Thanksgiving! A time for gathering with loved ones, taking part in family traditions, and let's not forget - eating. While the food on our plate is important, Thanksgiving is a wonderful time to focus on what really matters. The holiday provides us with the perfect opportunity to reflect on our lives and give thanks for the many good fortunes we have received.
October 21, 2019
With all the excitement surrounding Halloween it is easy to forget that not everyone gets to have a spooktacular holiday. Have fun this Halloween while also incorporating some meaning into the holiday by teaching the spirit of giving. Here are 7 easy ways to make your favorite spooky holiday more enchanting for everyone.
July 22, 2019
As a business consultant, Real Estate Agent, wife, and mother, Jennifer Ballew had plenty to keep her busy, but her heart longed for more. After hearing about CASA from a friend, Jennifer decided to take that next step and become an advocate for children and she could not be happier with her decision to help. We got a chance to ask Jennifer a few questions about herself and her experiences as a CA
July 15, 2019
July in Oklahoma is full of sun, swimming pools and tons of other fun activities for children. Most children have the opportunity to enjoy their summer vacation by attending camps, participating in sports or having a summer job. Yet there are many children in foster care who do not get the chance to experience these sorts of summer activities.