06 Jan
Monday, January 6th, 2014
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26 Dec
Thursday, December 26th, 2013
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When CASA was assigned to advocate for Bronda and Amaya, the girls had already been in foster care for almost 4 years (47 months). During this four year period, the public child welfare agency was providing services to the girls’ mother. However, their mother did not attend her mental health therapy regularly or attend the parenting education program in which she was enrolled. She also did not have stable housing. After four years of effort, the girls’ mother did begin to make use of the services being offered.

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16 Dec
Monday, December 16th, 2013
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It Costs $2,000 per year to provide CASA advocacy to one child or sibling group
Here is what your money does: Meet Illyah and her son Isaac

Illyah is 16 and currently placed with her infant son, Isaac, in a group home for young mothers and their babies. Illyah has a history of truancy and serious conflict with her mother. Due to her history of truancy, Illyah is repeating 9th grade for the third time.

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10 Dec
Tuesday, December 10th, 2013
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I’ve been in 28 different placement since I became involved with the child welfare system four years ago. I’m 18 now, but I realize that I can’t make it on my own. I have mental health issues and sometimes I’m just not “together” enough to be on my own. Right now, I’m at a crossroads. I’m legally an adult, but I know that if I go out on my own I won’t make it. But I’d really like to be on my own and sometimes I do things that are likely to get me thrown out of whatever placement I’m in at the moment.

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05 Dec
Thursday, December 5th, 2013
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This year, CASA is delighted to honor a mother/son combo who change lives in Delaware County and give children hope. In the early 1990s, Helen McBlain saw an ad in the local newspaper, soliciting volunteers for a new program, the Court Appointed Special Advocates program. Helen became a CASA advocate in 1994 and also worked part time as CASA’s volunteer coordinator. This experience reinforced Helen’s desire to make life better for children in our community.

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02 Dec
Monday, December 2nd, 2013
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Don’t forget CASA on #Giving Tuesday!! CASA has already advocated on behalf of over 180 abused and neglected children in Delaware County during 2013. Help us reach our goal of serving 200 children—still only 20% of the children who need our advocacy. Children like Helen, who is living in foster care as a result of the abuse and neglect she suffered. Helen’s CASA volunteer advocate is always there for her, reminding her that she can achieve her highest potential.

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14 Nov
Thursday, November 14th, 2013
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Meet One of the Children for Whom Bob Advocates at this Year’s Gala

CASA is proud to announce the selection of Robert McKee as the CASA Volunteer of the Year 2013. Bob will be honored at the Annual CASA “I am for the Child” Gala to be held at the Drexelbrook Corporate Center in Drexel Hill, Pa. on November 22 from 7-11PM. In addition to honoring Bob, guests will be treated to an open bar, full course dinner, live and silent auctions including many wonderful items, just in time for holiday giving!

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07 Nov
Thursday, November 7th, 2013
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04 Nov
Monday, November 4th, 2013
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It’s the perfect seasonal gift! Two pairs of tickets to the December 8 game at Lincoln Financial Field between our beloved Eagles and the Detroit Lions. Who knows, by then the Eagles may be number one in the NFC East!

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12 Aug
Monday, August 12th, 2013
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CASA is pleased to announce the receipt of a two year grant of $20,000 to support CASA’s public awareness campaign. The I Am for the Child campaign highlights the needs of abused and neglected children who are involved with the foster care and dependency court systems. These children desperately need a committed and caring adult to advocate for their best interests in court and with the many case workers, teachers, therapists and medical professionals that are typically involved in their lives. Often, the child’s CASA is the only consistent, caring adult in the child’s life.

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