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Maryland CASA’s 11th Annual Conference Aims To Empower Citizens To “Stand Strong For Children & Youth”

Contact: Patrick Seidl, Development & Communications Coordinator Phone: 410.828.6761 Email: patrick@marylandcasa.org Website: www.marylandcasa.org FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE March 21, 2016 Annapolis, MD – More than 200 volunteer advocates, children’s attorneys and child welfare professionals will converge on Annapolis on Saturday, April 1, 2017, for Maryland Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA) Association’s 11th Annual Conference, entitled “Standing… Read more »

Volunteer Spotlight: Mandi Graham, CASA of Allegany County

In this week’s Volunteer Spotlight, we are featuring Mandi Graham! Mandi is a volunteer with CASA of Allegany County and has been working with them for over a year. Having first heard about the organization at an information table at her local farmers market. Mandi wanted to become more involved with her community and she… Read more »

Volunteer Spotlight: Nancy Myers of Voices For Children (Howard County)

  Having started with Voices For Children in 2011, shortly after retiring from the Howard County School System, Nancy Myers brings a lifetime of experience and care for vulnerable children and families. Working as a childcare worker and a special education teacher taught Nancy that building trust and being present in good times and bad… Read more »

Volunteer Spotlight: Christie Menning

Taking a trip to the zoo. Dressing up and going trick-or-treating. Window shopping at the local mall. These are just a few of the activities that parents do with their children. For a child in foster care, however, they often have no one to do these things with them. That is where a CASA volunteer… Read more »

Meet Carrie Loughry, Public Relations & Communication Intern

 Carrie Loughry is Maryland CASA’s Spring 2017 PR & Communications intern. She is a senior at Towson University studying mass communication with a concentration in public relations and a minor in English. Previously, she interned at the University of Maryland School of Medicine in the development office during the summer of 2016. She worked on… Read more »

Meet Dana Berghahn, Nonprofit Management Intern

    Dana Berghahn is Maryland CASA’s latest nonprofit management intern. She is a senior at Towson University studying business administration with a concentration in international business and a minor in Italian. Along with working for CASA, Dana is a student ambassador for theSkimm which delivers a daily email newsletter with popular news to its… Read more »

Symposium Addresses Critical Needs of Children Living With Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders (FASD)

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: Patrick Seidl, Development & Communications Coordinator Phone: 410-828-6761 (office); 443-764-6406 (cell) Email: Patrick@marylandcasa.org Symposium Addresses Critical Needs of Children Living With Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders (FASD) ANNAPOLIS – On Friday, January 27, 2017, nearly 150 child welfare, legal, education and health professionals, volunteers, and parents attended Maryland Court Appointed Special Advocates… Read more »

Baltimore City | Judge Robert Kershaw Swears in Ten Baltimore CASAs

BALTIMORE– Last month, Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA) of Baltimore, Inc., a nonprofit organization dedicated to ensuring abused and neglected children reach safe, permanent and loving homes welcomed ten new child advocates. The following individuals were welcomed into the program during a ceremony at the Baltimore City Juvenile Justice Center (BCJJC) led by the honorable… Read more »

Montgomery County | CASA Volunteer Celebrates 15 Years of Service to Children

“There is nothing like a smile or a hug from my CASA children,” said volunteer Terrie Smith. “I love when my children tell me, ‘I missed you.’ The children have developed a trusting relationship with me and I have been a constant in their lives when others are not able to be.” Terrie Smith has… Read more »

Cecil County | CASA gets $253K grant to help foster children

ELKTON, MD (December 7, 2016) — A program designed to match a trained volunteer to a child in the foster care system recently got a $253,142 federal grant that will go a long way toward boosting its 18-month-old operation here in the county. Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA) of Cecil County, a private, nonprofit group… Read more »