06 Aug
Thursday, August 6th, 2020
Posted by Leigh Anne McKelvey
Yasemin Simsek

This week CASA welcomed Yasemin Simsek to the CASA staff as our Program Assistant! Recently evacuated from the Peace Corp in Morocco due to COVID-19, she is looking forward to doing work that helps kids in her own community. She is a graduate of Arcadia University with two Bachelor's degrees: International Studies and Fine Arts.

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12 Jun
Friday, June 12th, 2020
Posted by Leigh Anne McKelvey
Social Justice and Equity

At the very core of everything we do at CASA Youth Advocates is a commitment to social justice and the fundamental human rights and innate value of every individual – from children who have experienced abuse and neglect, to individuals who identify as LGBTQ, to those who live in poor and under-resourced communities, to immigrants, to women, and to all people of color. 

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Leigh Anne McKelvey

CASA Youth Advocates, Inc. today announces the appointment of Leigh Anne McKelvey, Executive Director of CASA Youth Advocates, Inc. to the Suburban Leadership Council of the National Court Appointed Special Advocate (CASA)/Guardian ad Litem (GAL) Association for Children.

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24 Feb
Monday, February 24th, 2020
Posted by Leigh Anne McKelvey

Eight local residents sworn-in as volunteers with CASA Youth Advocates, Inc. to advocate for children in Delaware and Chester counties’ dependency court systems.

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18 Nov
Monday, November 18th, 2019
Posted by Leigh Anne McKelvey
CASA 2019 Gala

Jacqui Lake of Newtown Square to be honored for planting seeds of organization’s largest annual fundraiser at a Christmas party in 1999

Two local residents to be recognized as Advocates of the Year

CASA Youth Advocates, Inc. announced that tickets are available for its 20th annual gala, to be held on Friday, December 6 at the Drexelbrook Catering and Special Event Center in Drexel Hill, PA. At the event, CASA will honor two Advocates of the Year, Patty Szipszky and Tracey Walsh, along with Jacqui Lake, who 20 years ago first planted the seeds of CASA’s annual gala.

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victim advocacy coalition

National Crime Victims’ Rights Week is held each year in April, and is dedicated to educating the public about victimization, the effect victimization has on individuals, families, friends and the community, and to promote laws, policies, and programs to help victims of crime.  This year, National Crime Victims’ Rights Week will take place April 7–13, 2019. This year’s theme is “Honoring Our Past, Creating Hope for the Future.”

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CASA 2019 Superhero 5K

Awards include Best Superhero Costume – for humans and pets!

On Sunday, April 28, at 9:00 a.m. at Ridley Creek State Park in Media, CASA Youth Advocates, Inc. will hold its 4th Annual Superhero 5K Run/Walk.  Runners, walkers, children, and pets are encouraged to dress as their favorite superhero to show their commitment to the organization whose mission is to champion children in Delaware and Chester counties’ child welfare systems.

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The Foundation for Delaware County The Nelson Foundation

CASA Youth Advocates, Inc., an organization that recruits, trains, and supports volunteer Court Appointed Special Advocates who work to ensure that abused and neglected children in Delaware and Chester counties’ child welfare systems find safe, permanent, and nurturing homes, today announces it is the recipient of grants from The Foundation for Delaware County ($100,000) and The Nelson Foundation ($230,000).

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16 Nov
Friday, November 16th, 2018
Posted by Leigh Anne McKelvey
Leigh McKelvey accepts award

Yesterday was a special day for CASA Youth Advocates.

GlaxoSmithKline selected CASA Youth Advocates for the 2018 GSK IMPACT Award of $40,000 for efforts to improve community health. Our amazing volunteers and case supervisors make sure the abused and neglected children we serve receive adequate medical and dental care, participate in recommended therapeutic services, and that their medications and medical records follow them from placement to placement.

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