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For advocate, Team CASA is a family affair

For Hollie Mercier, competing in Baltimore’s Running Festival as part of Team CASA is one of the few ways she can share the work she’s passionate about with her own sons. Mercier is a court-appointed special advocate for abused and neglected children in the Frederick County Circuit Court system. At home, she’s not able to… Read more »

Injury sidelines runner but not her passion to help

Sometimes even the best laid plans get tripped up. Literally. Theresa Olson had her weekend planned. She planned to be on the starting line for the Baltimore Running Festival on Saturday – waiting for the big race to start. Olson was running for the fifth-consecutive year with Team CASA (Court Appointed Special Advocates), to raise funds… Read more »

Team CASA: Tips from a Top Fundraiser

Here’s a few words from Lisa Lunghofer, Board President of Maryland CASA Association. Last year, Lisa raised over $2,500 to support our mission of ensuring all of Maryland’s abused and neglected children their right to a safe, permanent home:  I’ll be honest–I used to be terrified of fundraising. But four years ago as the newly… Read more »

Towson Rockin’ Jump Grand Opening to benefit Maryland CASA

Rockin’ Jump Towson welcomes the community to its Grand Opening celebration and is honored to donate a portion of Grand Opening proceeds to CASA, a non-profit organization dedicated to ensuring the rights of all children to safe, permanent homes. Come and check out their new facility on 10/9/15 and have 25% of your purchases donated… Read more »

Glen Burnie resident to lace up and run for abused, neglected children

For Immediate Release                                                                             Contact:   Patrick Seidl at 410-828-6761 or Patrick@marylandcasa.org Glen Burnie Resident to Lace Up and Run for Maryland’s Abused and Neglected Children Glen Burnie, Md. (October 6, 2015) — Theresa Olson, 35, of Glen Burnie, will support Maryland victims of child abuse and neglect by participating in the Baltimore Running… Read more »

CASA volunteer works to represent best interests of children in court

Jinnie Schenk grew up in an abusive home. When she was about 14, she went to court to fight for her rights. “At that time,” she said, “the courts, the social services, everything, it just seemed to be not in the best interest of a child. There always seemed to be so many roadblocks.” She… Read more »

The Boot Camp Girl to Sponsor Team CASA at the 2015 Baltimore Running Festival

  The Boot Camp Girl to Sponsor Team CASA at the 2015 Baltimore Running Festival Columbia, Md. (Sept. 8, 2015) – Maryland Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA) Association is proud to announce The Boot Camp Girl as a sponsor of Team CASA, the organization’s official charity team that will be participating in the Baltimore Running… Read more »

Volunteer Spotlight: Patricia Stack

Occupation:  Retired Human Resource Professional Volunteer for:  Voices for Children of Carroll County Motivation for becoming a CASA:  Upon retirement, I was determined to find something meaningful to do with my free time.  My daughter, who is a therapist and works with CASA’s involved in her own cases, suggested that I look into my local… Read more »

Maryland CASA Welcomes Tara L. Berrien to Board of Directors

For Immediate Release                                                                                   Contact:  Patrick Seidl at 410-828-6761 or Patrick@marylandcasa.org Tara L. Berrien Joins Maryland… Read more »

Volunteer Spotlight: Mary R. Towe

Occupation:  Registered Nurse, currently retired CASA program affiliation:  Washington County Supervisor: Tasha Walls Motivation for Becoming a CASA Volunteer:  My passion is women and children.  As a volunteer for Office of Community Grant Management, Local Management Board of Washington County, I learned of the many unmet needs of families and children in the county. The… Read more »