March 15, 2018
Gaining Ground by Losing Hope! If at firstyou 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 care
February 13, 2018
Valentine's can be a very special time of year. There are candies and chocolates, parties and presents and it seems like love can be found around every corner. While many children eagerly await candy and cards this Valentine's day, children in the child welfare system wait for something much more permanent - a loving home.
January 8, 2018
We are excited to announce the release of our newest CASA t-shirts. Tell the world that you are for the child with one of these two great designs. Both designs are printed on a soft Bella Canvas tee and are available in sizes small to x-large for $20, or sizes 2X and up for just $23. Stop by the office or email firstname.lastname@example.org to reserve your shirt today.
December 28, 2017
They can thrive in 2018. Jared is starting a new school when he comes back from holiday break, and he hopes this one will stick. Michaela is about to start overnight trial visits with her mom, and she’s crossing her fingers that she can go home for good soon. Pablo is waiting for an adoptive family to welcome him into their lives. He’s had a few families interested,
December 18, 2017
A family came back together. 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 a
December 14, 2017
Help Foster Children Find Homes for the Holidays December is a month full of fun holiday celebrations and traditions for loved ones to enjoy together. However, there are many children in the foster care system across Oklahoma thatdo not have the same opportunities to experience a joyful holiday season. Due to circumstances that are no fault of their own, these children have b
November 20, 2017
It's not just a day. It's a movement. Black Friday. Cyber Monday. #Giving Tuesday. Giving Tuesday is a global day of giving, celebrated on the Tuesday following Thanksgiving each year. The movement was created in an effort to unite us all in a day of generosity, to make a difference in the world any way we choose at the start of this busy holiday season.
November 15, 2017
Cameron loves to take pictures. He has an old, hand-me-down camera that he brings everywhere he goes. He is a bright, gregarious, 10-year-old boy who loves dinosaurs and Star Wars. Like so many children across the country, Cameron’s parents are struggling with addiction. After a painful
November 15, 2017
Wagoner County Coordinator, Sarah Aukerman Please join us in welcoming our newest member of the CASA staff, Wagoner County Volunteer Coordinator, Sarah Aukerman. Sarah is a graduateof the University of Oklahoma with a bachelors degree in Psychology. As a former child welfare worker,Sarah is well versed in the needs of our volunteers and the children we serve. We know she will m
July 15, 2017
Support Lake Area United Way and CASA's efforts to give back by donating blood at our Keep It Local Blood Drive. The drive will be held at the Martin Luther King Jr. Community Center on Friday, August 18th from 10:30 AM - 5:30 PM. Each donor will receive a Keep it Local t- shirt and two vouchers to Safari Joe's Water Park. For more information or to schedule your appointment, contact Jenny Crosby
June 15, 2017
This is the story of the "5 Little Lambs”. These little lambs (ages 4-12) were as cute as could be. After being removed from their home several times due to abuse and neglect these cute little lambs were forced to be separated from one another. It was apparent from the start that they had dealt with a tremendous amount of change and trauma. Nine months after the chil
June 15, 2017
For many children, Father’s Day means giving gifts, enjoying traditions and making memories with their fathers, grandfathers and father figures. However, for children in the foster care system, this day can be a painful reminder of their past. Unfortunately, many children in foster care do not have a reliable father figure or positive male role model in their lives. Once removed fro
April 21, 2017
The CASA staff and volunteers had a great time volunteering at the Exchange Club of Muskogee's Anual Chili & BBQ Cook-Off. A huge thank you to everyone who helped run our taster kit booth along with handing out our CASA balloons. Here are some pictures we captured of our staff and volunteers in action on this fun day.