“It is rewarding-and sad- to see and hear the gratitude for very small acts of kindness, from kids who have never felt they had anyone to depend on. I told one of my CASA kids recently how much I admire his ability to make the best of a bad situation after his father- his one parent abandoned him and left the state. He said that if the person who was supposed to love him and care for him treated him that way….. He’d better learn to take care of himself. That saddens me, but it also inspires me to help him achieve his goals. There would be some justice in that.”

– Ken,
CASA Volunteer Advocate since 2011

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This Martin Luther King Jr. Day, find ways to do what is right for your community. By becoming a CASA volunteer, you can advocate for children in foster care and be their stone of hope during a difficult time in their lives. For more on becoming a volunteer visit casaofcollincounty.org/what-is-a-casa/ ... See MoreSee Less

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This week we had a fantastic CASA Talk about a very relevant topic - aging out of the foster care system.

Special thanks to our guest speakers:
Rebecca Daniel with Texas Department of Family and Protective Services (CPS). Rebecca oversees the Preparation for Adult Living (PAL) program
Carla Cleeton with CitySquare . Carla heads up the Transition Resource Action Center (TRAC).

Both of these programs provide services for youth about to age out of the foster care system. These services include things such as teaching kids how to make doctor appointments, how to budget, applying for an apartment, the college application process, saving money and more.
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#ThrowbackThursday to our Voice for Children Gala in 2010 with a great group of Thetas who volunteered their time to help our event efforts.

Did you know that Kappa Alpha Theta Fraternity's national philanthropy organization is CASA? Tag your favorite Theta in the comments below and tell them THANK YOU for their service to CASA!
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Do you shop on Amazon.com? Make sure you're using AmazonSmile while you shop. Amazon donates 0.5% of the price of your eligible AmazonSmile purchases to the charitable organization of your choice - select CASA of Collin County and we'll put that money to good use in our community! AmazonSmile is the same Amazon you know. Same products, same prices, same service. Sign up today and get shopping! ow.ly/Y6VW50xWrPp ... See MoreSee Less

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So many kids need their voices heard. We are so thankful for our 302 advocates who provided voices for 557 children in our community in 2019! ... See MoreSee Less

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CASA of Collin County

This holiday season, we are so grateful to our community partners who helped provide holiday gifts for over 320 vulnerable children appointed to CASA in Collin County! ... See MoreSee Less

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Our Court Appointed Special Advocates (lovingly referred to as CASAs) are rainbows for the children we serve. How are you being a rainbow for someone else today? ... See MoreSee Less

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Do you speak Spanish or know someone that does? As Collin County grows and our diversity increases, we are finding that Spanish speaking volunteer advocates are in more demand. Our goal is to provide the children we serve with advocates who speak their native language so as to better serve them.

Please consider volunteering to fill this need and/or share this post!
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Did you know that January 8th is National Argyle Day? We have fond memories of our 2019 Golf Tournament where we incorporated a fun argyle in the event design. Were you there? Drop a pic below! ... See MoreSee Less

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CASA Wins $100,000 from Reliant Energy!

Reliant Energy, an NRG Company, donated $100,000 to CASA of Collin County following its Reliant Gives campaign. Reliant President Elizabeth Killinger and other employees presented the big check on May 10 at CASA offices in McKinney. The Reliant Gives campaign involved a week-competition between three Texas nonprofits (including CASA). Supporters could vote once a day from April 30 – May 6 by entering in mobile phone numbers on the Reliant Gives website. THANK YOU to Reliant Energy and to all who voted CASA of Collin County!

CASA of Collin County Under New Leadership

For CASA of Collin County’s new executive director, Tricia Clifton, the organization’s mission is personal. As an infant, Tricia was removed from her home, moved to multiple foster homes, until being placed for adoption at 18 months. Tricia understands, firsthand, the magnitude of CASA’s mission to promote and protect the best interests of children who have been abused and neglected.

“Most people understand that CPS removes severely abused children from their homes, but few people realize the difficult, lengthy court process these vulnerable children face as they search for a safe, loving, permanent home,” said Clifton. “Our advocates are the eyes and the ears of the court, working to ensure children receive the services they need to heal and thrive.” With a passion for giving back to the community, Tricia Clifton has spent more than a decade serving at risk youth and underserved populations around the world. She has led both corporate and nonprofit teams at WorldVentures and WorldVentures Foundation, Mothers Against Drunk Driving, Back on My Feet and Youth Villages by successfully turning challenges into opportunities to enhance programmatic outcomes.

Become a “Hero Of Hope” Today

We have a special group of supporters who are extremely invested in our mission by joining us as monthly donors. Their recurring contributions mean that our work continues, and more children can find a safe and loving place to call home.

We’d ask for your to consider becoming one of these exceptional individuals, who we fondly call CASA of Collin County Hero’s of Hope. One of the biggest things we depend on as a nonprofit is consistency so that our work can continue.

As a Hero of Hope, you will enjoy:

  • Hassle-free monthly donations.
  • Automatic donation payment from your credit card or checking account.
  • The knowledge that your donation is put to work immediately.
  • Annual statement provided for tax purposed.
  • The ability to change or suspend your donation at any time.

Become a Monthly Donor Today!
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