November 9, 2021
To the naked eye three-year-old Maddie* looks like your average toddler. She is happy, healthy, and full of life. But Maddie’s story is anything but average. Maddie was born into a life of chaos. At just six-months-old, she was admitted to the hospital with a broken arm, clavicle bone, and multiple facial bruises. Seeing the significant abuse she had endured, the courts quickly intervened and r
November 4, 2021
Tracy Cole is a lifelong Okie from Muskogee. He has devoted his whole adult life to helping people in need, so it was no surprise to anyone when he stepped into the role of a CASA advocate. Tracy has served as a CASA volunteer since December of 2019. Throughout his time at CASA, he has served on three cases, advocating for the best interests of 13 children. We had a chance to sit down
October 13, 2021
Lisa Lee has spent a large portion of her life in the service of children and families so when the opportunity arose to become a CASA volunteer, she didn't hesitate. Lisa has served as a CASA volunteer advocate for just over a year. She has advocated on two cases, speaking up for the best interests of five children, and has had a tremendous impact in every one of their lives. We had a chance to si
September 24, 2021
Skyler (10) and Dayton (7) were entering a whole new world; new homes, new families, new schools, new everything. Removed from their mother due to her overwhelming drug addiction, Skyler and Dayton found themselves separated from everything they knew and surrounded by strangers in the foster care system. Read more about Skyler and Dayton and how CASA helped to change their story.
August 17, 2021
As a father of six, Jay had plenty to do to keep him busy, but he wanted to do more. While he has only been a CASA volunteer for six months, Jay has already had a huge impact in the lives of the children he serves. We had a chance to sit down with Jay to ask him a few questions about his experiences as a CASA volunteer. Here is what he had to say:
July 13, 2021
CASA for Children is excited to welcome their newest staff member, Megan Yocham. Megan was hired as a Volunteer Coordinator for the program and will be working with volunteer advocates serving children in Muskogee County.
July 13, 2021
When disaster strikes in a community, people of faith are often the first to respond. They are on the front lines of relief efforts: distributing food, water, and emergency supplies, and offering warming shelters in churches. These people don’t work in an official capacity or for any payment or reward. They simply feel compelled to help their fellow community members during devastating times. Fait
July 10, 2021
Ronny Hull is the perfect example of what a CASA volunteer is. He is caring, kind, and dedicated to the children that he serves. In the year and a half that Ronny has volunteered with CASA he has advocated on 3 cases, speaking up for the needs and interests of 9 children. We had a chance to sit down with Ronny to ask him a few questions about his experience as a CASA volunteer. Read more to hear w
June 7, 2021
One-year-old Jaxon* smiled, laughed, and hugged his mommy’s neck. For Jaxon, it was just another day with his family. He had no understanding of the importance of the day, but he was happy just the same. But the day was momentous and a day to be celebrated. After a year in foster care, Jaxon was being adopted.
June 2, 2021
When Brittany James first came to CASA one year ago she had no idea the impact that she would have in the lives of the children she served - or the impact they would have in hers. Since starting with CASA in July of 2020 Brittany has served on 2 cases and advocated for the best interest and needs of the children she serves. We had an opportunity to sit down with Brittany and ask her a few question
May 18, 2021
May is National Mental Health Month. Did you know that caring for your mental health is just as important as caring for your physical health? Physical and mental health are linked - meaning when one is in poor condition, often so is the other. In addition to watching out for our physical health, we also need to be doing everything we can to take care of our mental health. Self-care is cr
May 12, 2021
Retired from a full life and wonderful career, Ron Bishop was looking for some way to give back to the community and to help others. He discovered CASA to be the perfect fit. Ron has been a volunteer for for just over three years and has served on three cases, speaking up for the best interests of eight children. We had the chance to sit down with Ron and ask him some questions about his experienc
May 4, 2021
For most children, summertime is a time of celebration. A time to relax and recover from the previous year and to prepare for the next. This was not the case for Alex* (13) and Michael* (7). With just a few weeks left in their summer vacation, Alex and Michael’s lives were changed when they were removed from their home and placed into the Oklahoma Child Welfare System.
April 19, 2021
As a wife, mother, and small business owner, Jessica Nguyen was not short on things to keep her busy, but she wanted to do more. Jessica's passion and love for helping others led her to the doors of CASA. Jessica has been a dedicated CASA volunteer for 2 years and has served on 2 cases, advocating for the best interests of 6 children. We were able to take a moment to sit down and ask Jessica a few
March 11, 2021
Delaina Stevens has only been a CASA volunteer for 1 year, but has already made a huge impact. As the first volunteer in the McIntosh county arm of our program, Delaina has served on 3 cases advocating for the best interests of the children she serves at all times. We got a chance to sit down and talk with Delaina and ask her a few questions about herself and her experiences as a CASA voluntee
February 9, 2021
Valentine's Day. A day when people come together and celebrate love. When we shower those we care about with gifts and flowers to let them know just how much we care. But love is so much more than that. Love is about understanding, compassion, and joy. It's about kindness and generosity. About giving in to something greater than yourself.
January 14, 2021
For Francy Ford, giving back was never really a choice, it was just something she did. Francy has a strong belief in community and volunteering to make her community better any way that she can. That is why it was no surprise to those around her when Francy made the choice to begin volunteering with CASA. Francy has been a CASA volunteer for just over 3 years. In that time, she has served on 3 dif
December 2, 2020
It's the season of giving! Did you know that there are actually a variety of ways to help CASA for Children and the community beyond the traditional, one-time donation? Check it out! CASA Wishlist: If you are looking to make a direct impact and perhaps send us an awesome holiday surprise, check out our CASA wishlist page on Amazon. This list is full of supplies we need and use for t
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.