“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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It's Staff Spotlight Saturday!

Today, we feature Bethany. Bethany is one of our amazing Volunteer Coordinators and has worked for CASA for 2.5 years!

When asked what her favorite part of her job is, Bethany answered that she loves “witnessing families reunify or watching advocates gain confidence in their role as they progress through a case. The volunteers truly care about the families they are working with and they work so hard to improve outcomes for their CASA kids.”

Fun facts about Bethany:
-Her children are her inspiration
-A recent book she has read is “Everybody, Always” by Bob Goff
-She was raised in a small town in the mountains of Montana

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Today is Go Blue Day! While our staff isn't physically together, that won't stop us from wearing blue for Child Abuse Prevention Month.

Over the last two weeks, 16 children have been removed from their homes due to abuse and neglect in Collin County. Unfortunately, we know this number will continue to increase. Our staff and volunteers are working day in and day out to advocate for these children, connect with them, and speak up for their best interests. While remote advocacy may look a little different, our work continues and is more important than ever.

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April is National Child Abuse Prevention Month. Now more than ever we must go to great lengths to protect the children within our community who are already at high risk.

Every one of us has a role to play. Together we can unite to protect these children.
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It's Staff Spotlight Saturday!

Today, we feature Francesca Inman. Francesca is one of our amazing Advocacy Managers and has worked for CASA for 7 years!

When asked who inspires her, Francesca answered that she is "inspired and humbled every single day by the volunteers we at CASA have the honor to work with. Fiercely and selflessly, they lay the path for safety, permanency, and healing in front of children who may otherwise feel lost and unimportant in a system that is overwhelming, and completely overburdened."

Fun facts about Francesca:
-A recent book she has read is "The Attachment Effect" by Peter Lovenheim
-She is not originally from the US. People guess her home country based on her accent but they're usually wrong. What's your guess??
-Francesca has been in social work for 11 years!

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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.

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