August 5, 2020
Alexis Wallace has a kind heart. She treats everyone she meets with respect and kindness which makes it no surprise that she would be so willing to give of her time and her heart to become a CASA volunteer. Alexis has been a volunteer with CASA for just over 1 year. In that short time, she has advocated for 5 children on 4 cases. We had the opportunity to sit down and talk with Alexis and ask her
August 3, 2020
Backpacks, pencils, and notebooks are filling up the aisles in stores all over Oklahoma, reminding us that a new school year could be just around the corner. The beginning of the school year can be an exciting time for most children, but it can also lead to more reports of child abuse and neglect as faculty, staff, and other parents notice signs of maltreatment children may have endured during the
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.
June 3, 2020
June is National Reunification Month. A month dedicated to raising awareness of the importance of keeping families involved in the child welfare system together, and recognizing how the community can better support these families. When a family becomes involved with the child welfare system, the first priority of the Department of Human Services and CASA for Children is to help reun
June 1, 2020
Giving back seems to be second nature to Nan Stites. As a volunteer with the PTO, CHIO, PEO, Chamber of Commerce, church and many other local agencies, Nan had plenty to do to keep her busy, but she wanted to do more. Nan completed the CASA training and became a volunteer advocate in June 2016. In her time as a CASA, Nan has served 8 children on 4 separate cases. We got a chance to ask Nan a few q
May 11, 2020
Each May, during National Foster Care Month, CASA takes the time to raise awareness of the children and families involved in the foster care system and the need for more people to step up to help them. With everything the world is facing right now, it might be easy to forget about these children and families and what they’re going through,but they need support from their commu
May 4, 2020
As Amy sat on the couch, preparing herself for her final court date, she couldn’t help but think about how far she had come. Had it really only been two years since DHS came into her life and removed her daughter, Keely, from her home? To Amy, it felt like forever.
April 2, 2020
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.
January 21, 2020
Taking care of children has always been important to CASA volunteer, Debbie Duncan. Having spent 10 years with her husband and children volunteering at the International School in Saudi Arabia, Debbie knew she wanted to continue her mission of helping children after she returned home.