“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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Don't forget to register for the upcoming volunteer orientation being held via Zoom this Friday! Visit our website casaofcollincounty.org to learn more and register. ... See MoreSee Less

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It's Staff Spotlight Saturday!

Today is all about Laurie! Laurie is one of our fantastic Volunteer Coordinators and has worked for CASA of Collin County for over a year and a half.

When asked what her favorite part of her job is, Laurie answered, “attending court hearings with my volunteers. This is when their dedication to the kids is so evident.”

Fun facts about Laurie:
- Before joining our staff, she was a volunteer advocate in Illinois for five years and an advocate in Collin County.
- She switched from the IT world to Social Work in 2010.
- She grew up on a dairy farm in upstate New York.

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CASA volunteers make a positive impact directly in our community by advocating for children and families involved with the foster care system. Last year, CASA of Collin County served 557 children. Want to be a part of the CASA movement and help us serve even more children and families? Visit casaofcollincounty.org ... See MoreSee Less

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CASA of Collin County works tirelessly to provide every child with a CASA volunteer, and to make our goal a reality, we need the support of our community. Learn more about how you can help CASA of Collin County and children and families in crisis in our area at casaofcollincounty.org. The upcoming volunteer orientation is scheduled to be held via Zoom, please visit our website to register. ... See MoreSee Less

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If you suspect a child is a victim of abuse or neglect, you are required by law to report your suspicions. If a child is in immediate danger, dial 911. Learn more on how to report abuse from the Department of Family and Protective Services at bit.ly/2lL5iUw. ... See MoreSee Less

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As CASA staff and volunteers continue to advocate remotely, one of our CASA volunteers created a book club for his two teen brothers that are placed in separate foster homes. The CASA sent them each books to read and they all get together over video chat to discuss the books. Not only is the volunteer encouraging their education and reading, but he has created a way for the brothers to connect remotely and keep their strong bond. #casaofcollincounty #TheCASADifference ... See MoreSee Less

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It's Staff Spotlight Saturday!

Today is all about Amanda! Amanda is our amazing Administrative Assistant and has worked for CASA of Collin County for over a year. She’s the smiling face you see when you walk in our door!

When asked what she wished people knew about CASA, Amanda answered, “what a difference they could make in a child’s life by volunteering to be an advocate. A friendly, familiar face for a child during a scary time in their life means so much more to that child than you could ever know.”

Fun facts about Amanda:
- Her dad inspires her to be a better person and do for others every day.
- She loves to craft in her free time!

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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:

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  • 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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