Posts Tagged: community

Cecil County | Volunteer Spotlight: Steven Pearson

A family man with three adult children and long-term Perryville resident, Steven Pearson has always looked for ways to “give back” to his community and help make a difference. Serving as Town Commissioner, Mayor, a member of the Board of Directors for both the Perryville Little League and Perryville Junior Football League, and his latest… Read more »

Harford County | Volunteer Spotlight: Mary Jane Price

After 25 years of teaching middle-schoolers Spanish and French, this week’s volunteer spotlight, Mary Jane Price of CASA of Harford County knew for a long time that working with children and youth is where her heart lies. While she was teaching out of state, Mary Jane often had the opportunity to meet with parents and… Read more »

Meet Theresa Olson, A True “Champion For Children”!

For many, becoming a CASA volunteer and working directly with children is their way to give back to their communities and help make a difference. For others who aren’t able to volunteer (not because they don’t have the heart), providing support to Maryland CASA on a recurring basis is just as rewarding! Please meet Theresa… Read more »

Howard County | Volunteer Spotlight, Antoinette Murray

This week’s volunteer spotlight, Antoinette Murray from Voices for Children (Howard County), is very familiar with the foster care system. Antoinette adopted her now eight-year-old daughter and is also an aunt to her brother’s five adopted children. Being familiar with foster care made Antoinette want to advocate for children. She knew that becoming a CASA… Read more »

Carroll County | Four Volunteers Sworn in as CASAs

Westminster, MD – Voices for Children of Carroll County, a program dedicated to providing professionally trained volunteer advocates to ensure abused and neglected children involved in dependency court proceedings find safe, permanent homes has sworn in four (4) new Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA) to serve in Carroll County. Having completed 35 hours of pre-service… Read more »

Volunteer Spotlight: Deanna Speir, CASA of Cecil County

Sometimes you just need a sign… A billboard is how this week’s volunteer spotlight, Deanna Speir of CASA of Cecil County, began her journey to volunteering as a Court Appointed Special Advocate (CASA). When she spotted a CASA billboard along Route 40 in Cecil County, she knew it was time to volunteer. Since viewing the… Read more »

Baltimore County | Hon. Keith R. Truffer Swears-In 10 Court Appointed Special Advocates for Abused, Neglected Children

Towson, MD (May 11, 2017) ─ There are currently 568 children in Baltimore County who have been removed from their homes because of abuse or neglect. Although Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA) continue to serve more of these children each year, the need for CASA volunteers continues to grow as more children enter the child… Read more »

Volunteer Spotlight: Erin Grauer, CASA of Cecil County

With 5 children of her own, this week’s volunteer spotlight, Erin Grauer of CASA of Cecil County, knows a thing or two about working with children. Erin has been working with CASA of Cecil County for 9 months and doing a fabulous job! Erin’s journey to CASA began through a friend; when she heard about… Read more »

Maryland CASA Conference Kicks Off Child Abuse Prevention Month

Towson, MD — Maryland CASA (Court Appointed Special Advocates) Association hosted its 11th Annual Statewide Conference on Saturday, April 1st, at the Judicial College Education & Conference Center in Annapolis, MD. More than 200 child advocates and child welfare professionals participated in the event. Focusing on the conference theme, Standing Strong for Children & Youth, attendees… Read more »

Volunteer Spotlight: MaryLou Plutschak of CASA of Caroline, Inc.

  With a master’s degree in counseling as well as an undergraduate background in psychology and sociology from the University of Maryland, this week’s spotlight volunteer, MaryLou Plutschak, was prepared to help children in need as a child advocate; since 2008, she has been working as a volunteer with CASA of Caroline, Inc.! MaryLou began… Read more »