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Thankful Families at Thanksgiving

Thankful Famlies

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.

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Reflections on National Adoption Month

National Adoption Month

November 12, 2019

November is National Adoption Month and CASA for Children is working to inform the public of the urgent need for members of the community to support children in the foster care system. 

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7 Ways to Make Halloween a Treat

7 Ways to Make Halloween a Treat

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.

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Volunteer Spotlight: Jennifer Ballew

Volunteer Spotlight: Jennifer Ballew

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

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Normalcy for Children in Foster Care

Normalcy for Children in Foster Care

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.

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Brighten Father's Day for Children in Foster Care

Brighten Father's Day

June 14, 2019

For many children, Father's Day means giving gifts, enjoying traditions and making memories with their fathers, grandfathers, and father figures. But for children in the foster care system, the day can be a painful reminder of their past.

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Jackson's Story

Jackson's Story

May 21, 2019

One-year-old Jackson looks like any other child his age. He is playful and smart, strong and active. To look at him, you would never know that he began his life in such a chaotic way. Jackson was born into a world of drugs and domestic violence. Even though his parents loved him

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Self-Care for the Busy Lifestyle

Self-Care for the Busy Lifestyle

May 1, 2019

Did you know that health involves the whole person? That means that we have to take care of our minds as well as our bodies. May is National Mental Health Month, the perfect time to begin a routine of self-care and start living the life you want - which includes making time for yourself.

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Screen-Free Week

Screen-Free Week

April 25, 2019

Screen-Free Week is almost here. Time to turn off the TV, smartphones, and tablets and turn on your imagination. This nationwide break from electronics will begin on April 29th and last through May 5th. An annual event, screen-free week encourages children, families, schools, and communities to turn off screens and turn on life. Through creative play, kids explore their physical world,

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National Day of Prayer

Blue Sunday

April 8, 2019

There are over 3 million confirmed cases of child abuse in our nation each year. Your church can make a difference. Join millions of other churches across the nation in taking part in Blue Sunday, a national day of prayer for child abuse victims and those who rescue them. It's free. Nothing to join. Just prayer! 

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Go Blue for Kids - April 5th

Go Blue for Kids Day - April 5th

April 2, 2019

This Friday, April 5th, is Go Blue for Kids Day. A day to acknowledge Child Abuse Prevention Month! Grab your favorite blue shirt and put it on to show the world that you will not stand for child abuse! Make sure you snap a selfie and share it on your page with the hashtag #CASAGoBlue.

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Child Abuse Prevention Month

Child Abuse Prevention Month

April 1, 2019

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. 

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Megan's Story

Megan's Story

March 18, 2019

Megan was born into a life of turmoil and chaos. With both of her parents addicted to drugs, there were many times that she was not provided with the love and care necessary for her to thrive and grow. Megan's father was spending time in prison while her mother was bouncing from home to home. Many times, Megan could be found in the arms of a stranger. 

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Create Your Own Luck

Create Your Own Luck

March 7, 2019

Ever had a run of bad luck? It can feel like the world is actively conspiring against you. Good luck comes naturally for some people, but many others feel like there are days when they just can't catch a break. If you are one of those people, don't give up. There is hope - it is possible to turn your luck around. Here are 7 helpful tips that will help you to tilt the odds in your favor. 

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CASA Celebrates National Social Work Month

CASA Celebrates National Social Work Month

March 1, 2019

As part of March's National Social Work Month celebration, CASA recognizes and appreciates those who devote their lives to bettering the lives of others. Social workers strive to build a stronger community for all people, and CASA is a proud partner in the effort to secure a brighter future for children in the foster care system. CASA collaborates with the Department of Human Se

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Random Acts of Kindness Day

Random Acts of Kindness Day

February 17, 2019

Imagine the world being a kinder place? It can happen. It starts with you!  This week is Random Acts of Kindness week. Try one of these great ideas to help spread cheer to others.

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Volunteer Spotlight: Lawrence Jones

Volunteer Spotlight: Lawrence Jones

February 11, 2019

Lawrence Jones ran across CASA for Children when looking for an internship for his Master’s Degree program. After learning more about the volunteer experience and the impact volunteers had on children, he knew it was something he wanted to do. As a CASA volunteer since 2008, Lawrence has volunteered on 20 cases and impacted the lives of over 30 children.  We got a chance to ask Lawrence a few ques

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Show Love Without Money

Show Love Without Money

February 6, 2019

What's red, pink, and chocolate all over? Valentine's Day, of course! While February 14th is traditionally a day for sweethearts, it is also an opportunity to help those in need; a chance to get creative and be a part of something bigger. Valentine's Day doesn't have to be about couples. Everyone can use this day to spread love in all of their relationships. Whether you are single, dating,

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Schedule Now

Schedule Now

January 17, 2019

Do you have a business, church, club or professional group? A member of our staff would love to share with you about how CASA volunteers are making a difference in the lives of our most vulnerable children. Email jenny@casaok.org to schedule us to speak to your group in 2019.

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Crow's Story

Crow's Story

January 15, 2019

It was a hot July night when 5-year-old Crow woke up to find his mom gone. Tired, thirsty, hungry, and unsure of how to care for himself he went out in search of food and comfort. Read more to find out how Crow's CASA volunteer helped to change his path.

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You Can Help!

You Can Help!

January 11, 2019

We need your help! CASA is obviously an organization that is close to your heart. The work we all do together to improve the lives of the precious children we serve cannot be underestimated. We need more people like you. Please take a moment to like and share our Facebook page and include a personal note. This is the simplest way to show your friends and family who we are and why our work is impor

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10 Ways to Be More Positive Today

10 Ways to Be More Positive Today

January 10, 2019

There's a lot going on in the world right now. Between the news, the community and our personal lives, it can be pretty easy to get overwhelmed. So how can we brighten our view of the world? Here are ten simple steps to help you transition to a more positive you. 

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New Advocates Ready to Fight for Children

New Advocates Ready to Fight for Children

December 11, 2018

CASA for Children graduated 15 new CASA volunteers this week, adding to the number of community members who are speaking up for abused and neglected children in the court system.

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A Merry CASA Christmas

A Merry CASA Christmas

November 27, 2018

Join us for A Merry CASA Christmas at Coweta's historic Broadmore (102 North Broadway, Coweta). Santa & Mrs. Claus will be making a magical appearance so skip the lines at the mall and come out to have your picture taken with Santa while giving back to CASA!

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Turkey Wobble to be a friend-raiser

Turkey Wobble to be a friend-raiser

November 24, 2018

A little funky music, sweet wine, and happy voices filled the Downtown Lady on Friday evening, a special event to benefit CASA, Court Appointed Special Advocates for Children. Owner of The Downtown Lady, Craig W. Morgan, said friends approached him with the idea to help raise funds and awareness for the group, which serves children who are going through the court system and need adv

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Volunteer Spotlight - Jeff & Helen Stemmer

Volunteer Spotlight - Jeff & Helen Stemmer

November 19, 2018

It was an episode of Dr. Phil that piqued the interests of Jeff & Helen Stemmer. After a great deal of discussion they knew that they wanted to get involved, but thought maybe they should wait until after their youngest daughter left home. Over the next couple of months, it seemed the couple was seeing CASA

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Giving Tuesday

Giving Tuesday

November 19, 2018

Giving Tuesday is a global day of giving that harnesses the collective power of individuals, communities and organizations to encourage philanthropy and to celebrate generosity worldwide. Following Thanksgiving and the widely recognized shopping events Black Friday and Cyber Monday, this year’s #GivingTuesday will take place on November 27th.

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Gaining Ground by Losing Hope

Gaining Ground by Losing Hope

March 15, 2018

Gaining Ground by Losing Hope! If at first,you don't succeed, try, try again! Many of us were taught that the key to success is tenacity. But 18-year-old Savanna says that her secret to moving forward was giving up. Savanna assumed the role of a parent at a very early age. Her mother - consumed by her addiction to alcohol and drugs - was seldom home to take car

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Thanks to You

A Family Reunited

December 18, 2017

A Family Reunited! Two years ago, Angela was readmitted to the hospital, after several repeat visits. Doctors diagnosed her with malnutrition and “failure to thrive.” On this visit, she was brought into foster care for medical neglect. Doctors, nurses, caseworkers—everyone—had lost patience with Angela’s mom, Ruth. When Brad was appointed as Angela&r

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