April 26, 2022
Mia sits on the floor at home, with her parents, playing with the blocks and watching her favorite cartoon on the television. She is a happy toddler with loving adoptive parents and everything she wants. Life is good. No one would ever guess that just one year ago Mia was being removed from her home due to inadequate nutrition and failure to gain weight as a result of severe
April 21, 2022
April is Child Abuse Prevention and Awareness Month and throughout the month, CASA for Children has been sharing information and resources about raising awareness of child abuse and neglect and the need for more prevention across our communities to keep children safe and at home. Take a closer look at child abuse and neglect and the ways that we can work together to prevent it.
February 24, 2022
Meet Kristin! Kristin Bell is a long time Coweta resident, Real Estate Agent, and CASA Board Member. In the just over 4 years that Kristin has been on the CASA Board of Directors she has devoted countless hours to the development and growth of the program. We had an opportunity to sit down with Kristin to learn a little more about her and her involvement with the CASA program. Here is what
February 14, 2022
February, a month of love. A time 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. CASA volunteers provide hope for children who have been placed in foster care d
January 19, 2022
For most people being a classroom teacher, mother, wife, and florist would be enough to keep them busy, but not Sam Sprague. Sam had some down time in her life that she wanted to fill by helping children. Her first step, become a CASA volunteer. Sam has been volunteering with CASA for just over one year now. In that time, Sam was able to advocate for the best interests of an adorable five-year-old
December 13, 2021
Stephanie Ebert has a heart of gold. She gives of herself freely and loves her community. Stephanie has been a CASA volunteer for 6 years. In that time, she has assisted and served on 18 cases advocating for 52 children. We had the opportunity to sit down with Stephanie and ask her a few questions about her experiences as a CASA volunteer. Here is what she had to say.
December 10, 2021
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 ourCASA wishlist page on Amazon. This list is full of supplies we need and use fo
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
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.