15 May
Tuesday, May 15th, 2018
Posted by Leigh Anne McKelvey
CASA New Volunteers

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:

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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.

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01 Mar
Thursday, March 1st, 2018
Posted by Leigh Anne McKelvey
Anthony Cavaliere and David Cramer

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.

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09 Jan
Tuesday, January 9th, 2018
Posted by Anne Shenberger
Leigh Anne McKelvey

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. 

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14 Dec
Thursday, December 14th, 2017
Posted by Anne Shenberger
CASA 2017 Volunteers of the Year

Photo left to right back: CASA Executive Director Anne Shenberger, Volunteers of the Year Phyllis Slutsky and Carole Cavanaugh, Social worker Jamie Raddatz, Volunteer of the Year Daniella Choynowski, Assistant Executive Director Leigh Anne McKelvey. Left to right front: Volunteers of the Year George and Ruth Ann Dreyer.

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20 Nov
Monday, November 20th, 2017
Posted by Anne Shenberger
25th Anniversary Gala

CASA Youth Advocates today announced that tickets are available for its 25th anniversary gala to be held on Friday, December 8, 2017 at the Drexelbrook Catering and Special Events Center in Drexel Hill, PA. The event will feature an open bar, awards, and live and silent auctions.

CASA Youth Advocates recruits, trains and supports volunteer Court Appointed Special Advocates who work to ensure abused and neglected children in Delaware and Chester Counties’ Dependency Court systems a safe, permanent, and nurturing home.

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21 Mar
Tuesday, March 21st, 2017
Posted by Anne Shenberger
Jacquona Blackwell

By Kathleen E. Carey, Delaware County Daily Times. 3/19/17

MEDIA >> Hundreds came out to Media Providence Friends School Saturday afternoon to peruse the dozens of social activist organizations on display to see which ones piqued their interest enough to get involved.

The brainchild of Ellen Morfei, the Take Action, Give 5 Fair was meant to match the 36 organizations spanning from the political and environmental to the social service and civic groups with individuals with accompanying passions and skills.

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20 Mar
Monday, March 20th, 2017
Posted by Anne Shenberger
Super Hero 5K

Event to benefit CASA Youth Advocates, support its mission to provide advocates for all children in Delaware and Chester Counties’ child welfare systems

Media, PA, March 20, 2017—On Sunday, April 30, at 9:00 a.m. at Ridley Creek State Park in Media, runners and walkers will gather in their second year for a great cause. Participants are encouraged to hit the trails dressed as their favorite superheroes to support CASA Youth Advocate’s mission of providing champions for children.

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27 Feb
Monday, February 27th, 2017
Posted by Anne Shenberger
Chis Van Dusen

Moorestown runner takes on race to raise money for abused and neglected children
By Todd McHale, staff writer, Burlington County Times, February 27, 2017

MOORESTOWN — Sometimes a story touches a person's heart so much, he needs to act. But not too many go as far as Christopher VanDusen.

When the township resident heard the story of a young woman being shuttled in and out of foster homes over the course of her life, he hit the ground running, literally.

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20 Dec
Tuesday, December 20th, 2016
Posted by Anne Shenberger
Carol Cottone

With more than 200 children in their care as the result of neglect and abuse, a group of volunteers are helping to make a difference in these youths who might easily get lost in an already overloaded system.

The Court Appointed Special Advocates, also known as CASA, are volunteers assigned to some of the most challenging cases of abuse and neglect in the child welfare system with the mantra “every child needs a champion.”

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