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.
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
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.
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,
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!
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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
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,
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 email@example.com to schedule us to speak to your group in 2019.
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
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.
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!
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
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
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.
November 15, 2018
The Downtown Lady presents the first ever Turkey Wobble benefiting CASA for Children. Take a break from all the Thanksgiving and Black Friday madness and join us on Friday, November 23rd from 6-9 p.m. for dancing, drawings, music, and fun. This is a night you won't want to miss.
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?
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
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