Wednesday, February 6th, 2019
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).MORE INFO
Friday, November 16th, 2018
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.MORE INFO
Monday, November 12th, 2018
CASA Youth Advocates today announced that tickets are available for its annual gala to be held on Friday, December 7 at the Drexelbrook Catering and Special Event Center in Drexel Hill, PA. The gala will celebrate CASA’s 26th year serving vulnerable youth and the volunteers who advocate for them.MORE INFO
Monday, September 10th, 2018
On September 18, CASA will host volunteer information session to highlight how Chester County residents can make an impact in their communityMORE INFO
Thursday, July 12th, 2018
By Lisa Dukart :: 2018 July Main Line Today
The executive director of the Chester and Delaware counties branch shares her passions.
Leigh Anne McKelvey was earning her MSW from the University of Pittsburgh when she was first introduced to CASA Youth Advocates, which supports children going through the legal systems. She’s been committed on some level ever since. Dedicating 11 years of her career to the organization, she was recently named executive director of the Delaware and Chester counties branch.MORE INFO
Friday, June 15th, 2018
To the Times:
Recently, Pennsylvania Auditor General Eugene DePasquale issued his Action Plan to improve what he has called Pennsylvania’s broken child welfare system. It contains 27 recommendations for immediate action that state agencies and the General Assembly should take to build a better functioning child welfare system.MORE INFO
Tuesday, May 15th, 2018
Residents of Delaware, Chester, Montgomery Counties sworn-in by Delaware County Judge Nathaniel C. Nichols to advocate for children in Delaware and Chester counties’ juvenile court systems.
CASA Youth Advocates, a nonprofit that recruits, trains and supports volunteers to advocate for the best interests of abused and neglected children in Delaware and Chester counties, today announces its 16 newest volunteer advocates.
New Court Appointed Special Advocates include:MORE INFO
Tuesday, March 20th, 2018
On Sunday, April 29, at 9:00 a.m. at Ridley Creek State Park in Media, runners and walkers dressed in superhero costumes will gather in support of CASA Youth Advocates, a Media, PA-based organization whose mission is to champion children in Delaware and Chester counties child welfare systems.MORE INFO
Thursday, March 1st, 2018
CASA Youth Advocates, a nonprofit that recruits, trains and supports volunteers to advocate for the best interests of abused and neglected children in Delaware and Chester counties, announces the appointment of their new board chair David Cramer. Cramer is a Lower Merion resident and succeeds Anthony Cavaliere of Springfield, PA.MORE INFO
Tuesday, January 9th, 2018
Leigh Anne McKelvey was named executive director of CASA Youth Advocates, a nonprofit that recruits, trains and supports volunteers to advocate for the best interests of abused and neglected children in the Delaware and Chester County child welfare systems. McKelvey succeeds Anne Shenberger, who led the organization through a financial and structural turnaround during her nine-year tenure. Shenberger will continue her involvement with the organization in the role of strategic director.