April Child Abuse Awareness Walk & Balloon Release
Turning tragedy into...Triumph!
April Child Abuse Awareness
Walk & Balloon Release
Saturday, April 26 @ 9am
- Inspirational program at courthouse steps
- Optional 2-mile walk "Stepping Up for Abused Kids!"
- Prayer for our kids and balloon release
- Free Blue Bell ice cream!
For more information call 979-277-0088979-277-0088 or go to facebook.com/casaforkids
Washington County Child Wellfare Board
Taking Steps To Restore Washington County’s Foster Youth
Child Abuse Awareness Walk & Balloon Release April 27, 2013
CASA for Kids of South Central Texas teamed with Child Protective Services and the Washington County Child Welfare Board to bring about awareness this April in Washington County. Several events have been planned, beginning with the proclamation by the Brenham City Council that April is Child Abuse Awareness Month; and culminating on April 27 at 10 a.m. with guest speakers at the Brenham Courthouse, a walk to the CASA offices and a balloon release – all to begin the dialogue in Washington County about child abuse and neglect.
“The number of confirmed cases of abuse and neglect in Washington County has been on the rise lately,” says Margarette Boswell, Executive Director of CASA. “We must come together as a community to restore these children to loving, permanent and safe homes.”
The theme of this year’s event, “Warn, Mourn and Restore” will be covered by guest speakers, Julie Renken, District Attorney in Washington & Burleson Counties as well as Sandra Lopez, a Brenham mother who lost her own daughter to abuse from a babysitter. They will speak on the Main Street steps of the courthouse at 10 a.m.
Steve and Tricia Elder
A Force to be Reckoned With
By Jo Reaves
Steve and Tricia Elder were sworn in as CASA Advocates in February of 2009. Even during the training they initiated thought-provoking conversations amongst the trainer and classmates.
They chose to work together as a couple in their CASA roles, and said they would take whatever case came their way. Soon after training they were assigned to a case serving two small children who were placed with a relative hundreds of miles away. Steve and Tricia flew and/or drove to visit the children at least every six weeks.Read more...
The 2nd annul Child Abuse Awareness Walk & Balloon Release will be held April 26, 2014 at the Washington County Courthouse in Brenham, TX. The event will consist of an inspirational program, 2-mile walk to "step up for abused kids," a prayer for our children and balloon release as well as free Blue Bell ice cream! Click here for more details.
Thank you Casino Night & Dinner supporters!
The 7th Annual Casino Night & Dinner was held February 2, 2014 at the Austin County Fairgrounds in Bellville, TX.
Thank you to everyone who made the 2014 Casino Night and Dinner a success! The generosity of the following sponsors were instrumental in helping us raise the funds we need to continue to advocate for 100% of abused and neglected children in our community: Sim-Tex, LCRA, First National Bank of Bellville, KTEX, Industry State Bank, 3-H Whitetails, Angela Franks@Elite Texas Properties, Bellville Lions Club, Bellville Rent-All, Bluebonnet Electric Coop, First National Bank of Eagle Lake, Germania Insurance, San Bernard Electric, Tammy Foreman@Hodde Real Estate, Valmont Industries, Wells Fargo & Company, Law Office of Trey Duhon, Judge June Jackson, A & D Tests, Inc, Austin County Machine, Austin County State Bank, Bill Marlin Auctioneers, Brenham National Bank, Holland St Gallery.
Click here to view photos from the fundraiser.