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Akisha Townsend Eaton Joins Maryland CASA Board

TOWSON, Md. (August 14, 2014) – Maryland Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA) Association has appointed Akisha Townsend Eaton to a two-year term on the organization’s board of directors. Eaton will a valuable asset to the mission and work of the Maryland CASA Association. “As a board member I am enthused about helping every Marylander learn… Read more »

Anne Arundel County CASA Welcomes Two New Staff

The Anne Arundel CASA has hired two new staff members to fill two vacant part-time case supervisor positions–Christine Acton and Libby Black. Christine has a Masters in Social Work and ten years of experience in the field of child welfare, and Libby has a Bachelors in Psychology and four years of experience in the field… Read more »

CASA program expands to serve children in four Shore counties

EASTON — CASA of Talbot and Dorchester Counties officially expanded its program services on July 1 to include abused and neglected children in Queen Anne’s and Kent counties. To better reflect all the counties being served, the program has changed its name to CASA of the Mid-Shore and will now serve children in need of… Read more »

Maryland CASA hosts discussion on Foster Youth Crisis

“Foster youth are at a greatly increased risk for homelessness, unemployment, unplanned pregnancy, domestic violence and substance abuse,” says Ed Kilcullen, state director of Maryland CASA Association. “A significant part of the problem is that these older kids generally do not have dependable relationships with responsible, reliable adults.”  Read More

Family fulfills parents’, foster children’s wish

For the first time since 2011, 5-year-old Kahlyssa and her 3-year-old brother, D.J., will celebrate Christmas with their parents. Read More.

Maryland CASA Association has appointed Tom Ainsley to a two-year term on its board of directors

“I wanted to find a place where I could make a difference in the lives of children by ensuring a safe, nurturing environment where they can learn and grow,” Ainsley said. Read More.

Foster Teen Gets First ‘Real’ Thanksgiving With Adoptive Family

This Thanksgiving, the table at Ara and Robert Hunt’s house will be a little more crowded. The couple, who have four children from past relationships and three kids they adopted together, will welcome one more to the holiday feast: Seth Miller, who, at 19, is the newest member of the Hunt family. Never underestimate the… Read more »

Baltimore can do better for its foster youth [Letter]

Your report about Baltimore City foster care youth sent to earn high school diplomas at Philadelphia’s Crooked Places Christian academy “made straight” a dilemma that the City Council’s Education Committee and its partners have long anticipated and struggled to resolve (“Baltimore foster care youths get diploma in a day in Philadelphia,” Nov. 23). Read More.

Ten Volunteers Sworn In as Baltimore CASAs

Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA) of Baltimore, Inc. welcomes 10 new volunteers this month, who have completed 30 hours of training and approximately three hours of courtroom observation. Read More

Standing up for Children

Easton Resident Susan Piggott was named Caroline County “Volunteer of the Year” and received a governor’s service award. Read Full Article.