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 »

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 »

Maryland CASA Association Receives National Grant to Benefit Additional Abused, Neglected Children

View As PDF FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: Patrick Seidl, Development & Communications Associate Phone: 410-828-6761 Email: Patrick@marylandcasa.org Maryland CASA Association Receives National Grant to Benefit Additional Abused, Neglected Children TOWSON, MD (Nov. 30, 2016) – Maryland Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA) Association has been awarded a $50,000 Capacity Building Grant from the National CASA Association to… Read more »

#GivingTuesday, A Different Way!

Hello! November 29th is the day to participate in #GivingTuesday, a different way! While this worldwide day of giving normally encourages people to donate to their favorite causes, we ask that our supporters help spread awareness of Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA) among their co-workers, family members, friends, and neighbors. Studies show that 92% of… Read more »

Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA)/PG County Recognizes Airforce Veteran & Outstanding Volunteer November 11th

HYATTSVILLE, MD – This Veterans Day, CASA/Prince George’s County recognizes Mr. Jerry Thigpen, 75, for his service to the United States of America as well as his dedication and passion for assisting abused and neglected children who have been removed from their homes and placed into foster care. An Upper Marlboro resident, Thigpen is currently… Read more »