***Please note that CASA for Kids offices are closed due to recent flooding within the building. Staff is still available via cell phone and email. Please contact Lindsey Guerin at 713-444-1416 for information. Thank you!
CASA for Kids of South Central Texas trains and supports passionate adults who fight for a child's right to be safe, to be treated with dignity, and to learn and grow in the security of a loving family.
CASA for Kids Asking for Participants in Mental Health Pilot & Advocacy Committee
CASA of South Central Texas is excited to be working with other organizations concerned with family welfare on a pilot program looking into the relationship between mental illness and child abuse. The program will train CASA advocates on the particulars involved with mental illness, including diagnosis, medications, resources, along with educating others.
This pilot program is the brainchild of seasoned CASA professional, Jody Schulz. According to Jody, after tracking of statistics on CASA cases with mental illness components, she found a startling 84% of CASA cases with a mental illness root cause of removal. "Either the child, a parent, or both live with mental illness," says Jody. "Along with all the often devastating effects on both the individual and the entire family. CASA volunteers may be in a unique position to provide assistance and education to these children and their families."
CASA is asking for anyone interested to participate in the prelaunch meeting, held at CASA offices on 2309 South Day Street in Brenham, TX on noon on July 17. The meeting will be a casual bring your own "brown-bag-lunch" in which the program will be discussed.Read more...
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.
Capitol Day for CASA for Kids
CASA for Kids staff and volunteers headed to Austin, TX on January 30 to speak with legislators about issues affecting children in state custody due to abuse or neglect. The team added their voice with those of about 300 CASA volunteers, staff and board members from across the state to speak up about ensuring adequate resources to protect and achieve permanency for children in foster care and make necessary improvements to the foster care system.
Announcing CASA for Kids Washington County Fundraiser!
Run, Walk or Fly! at the CASA for Kids
Superhero 5K & Fun Run
COMING IN 2014!
"Most Successful Fundraiser Yet!"
The Sixth Annual Casino Night & Dinner
The 6th Annual Casino Night & Dinner was the most successful fundraising event by CASA for Kids yet! Guests and sponsors such as Sim-Tex and First National Bank of Bellville helped to raise thousands to advocate for abused and neglected children in our community.
The 2012 CASA Golf Tournament - Better Tournament Turn Out Each Year!
CASA for Kids' 6th Annual Golf Tournament was held at Houston Oaks Country Club in Hockley, TX on October 29. Amost 100 golfers turned up for the event, which resulted in a record amount earned for CASA for this event. For additional information, click here.
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