October 22, 2018
Did you know that you had the ability to change the world? Every year, on the last Saturday in October, people across the world come together to make a difference in the lives of others. The ways to celebrate Make a Difference Day are limited only by your imagination. Here are a few ideas to get you started:
October 16, 2018
Kaley wasn’t surprised when the phone rang that day - the voice on the other end telling her that Jackie, her 1-year-old niece, was in need of a home. Jackie had been born into an unfortunate situation. With a mother who suffered from addiction and a father with severe depression, Jackie was often times not given the care that she needed or deserved. On that cold January morning, Jackie’s situatio
October 1, 2018
We are excited to introduce CASA's newest advocates! Congratulations to Sherry Shore, Amy Vidrio, Ginger DeShazo, Stephanie Miller, Ronnie Young, Ana Garcia, Julie Aich, Christy Wiley, and Erica Shaw for completing training and becoming the voice for children in foster care!
September 12, 2018
Please join us in welcoming our newest Sequoyah County Volunteer Coordinator, Debby Bates! Debby was an active CASA volunteer for three years before joining the CASA staff in August. We are so excited to have her on board and know she will make an excellent addition to our team.
September 5, 2018
If one kind word can change someone's day. Imagine what a whole month of kind words could do. September is National Courtesy Month. A chance to show the world just how far a little kindness can spread. Here are a few politeness reminders to help you get started on your journey. What would happen if you focused on just one every single day?
August 15, 2018
Michael*, the oldest of four children, had one goal, to keep his family together. Michael and his younger siblings were born to a mother who suffered from drug and alcohol addiction. While she loved her children dearly, she was unable to provide them with the care that they needed and the four siblings eventually found themselves in foster care.
August 14, 2018
Please join us in welcoming our newest Muskogee County Volunteer Coordinator, Jessyca Bivings! Jessyca served for three years as a CASA volunteer before joining the CASA staff. We are so excited to have her on board and know she will make an excellent addition to our team.
April 12, 2018
Mayor Bob Coburn signed a proclamation on Wednesday, April 11th, declaring April 2018 as Child Abuse Prevention Month in Muskogee. Child abuse and neglect is a serious problem affecting every segment of our community, and finding solutions require
March 19, 2018
National child abuse prevention month kicks off on April 1st. This is a time to acknowledge the importance of families and communities working together to prevent child abuse and neglect and to promote the social and emotional well-being of children and families. Show your support for Child Abuse Prevention Month by participating in this year's Go Blue for Kid's Day on Friday, April 6th. Post a ph
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
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