Alicia Needed Help to Grow

Two-year-old Alicia was not growing, and Child Protective Services had to become involved. Through doctor appointments, surgeries, numerous foster placement changes and even the birth of a new baby brother, Alicia had advocate Bernadette by her side. Like no one else in Alicia's life, Bernadette pushed for what Alicia really needed.

Read more about Alicia on Dallas CASA's blog
Meet Advocate Gabe Meadows

Gabe Madows is a marketing executive who sings jazz in his free time. He's also a Dallas CASA volunteer currently advocating for four teenage boys in two different cases. He says serving kids in need is his true life's work. He tells the boys he works with he can't fully understand what they've been through, but that he promises to be there for them to protect their interests, listen to them and guide them around obstacles.

Read more about Gabe on Dallas CASA's blog
SMU Theta 5K Raises $48,000

Southern Methodist University's Kappa Alpha Theta chapter raised $48,000 for Dallas CASA with their annual KATS Making Tracks fundraising 5K.

Dallas CASA Board members and staff were on hand for the race, with three Dallas CASA staff members placing in the race. Thank you, SMU Thetas, for your amazing work and generosity!
Friends of Dallas CASA Get Up and Give on North Texas Giving Day

Thank you to all who helped make Dallas CASA's North Texas Giving Day such a success! Dallas CASA received 247 gifts totaling $123,525, which will allow us to recruit, train and supervise advocates for 65 more children in need of one caring and constant adult.

On this one special day each fall, donations made to to North Texan's favorite charities are matched by funds from Communities Foundation of Texas making each gift go farther.
CASA Angels Christmas Gift Drive

It's time for Dallas CASA's Angel Tree gift drive for foster children in need! Each October, Dallas CASA volunteers begin gathering lists from the children they serve. Then during November, generous Dallas CASA supporters start checking those lists off, item by item. Gifts are dropped off at Dallas CASA and then wrapped by members of our Children's Council.

Are you ready to help make a child's holiday dreams come true? Would your employer or organization like to sponsor some children and help make their holiday dreams come true? To learn more or to engage your company or organization, contact Sharon Balaban by email or 469-547-9455.

Children's Council Fall Meeting

Dallas CASA's Children's Council fall general membership meeting brought four experts together to discuss the foster care system. "It truly takes a village," said Melody Rockwell, a program director at Child Protective Services. "This is too big for one agency or one person." Other speakers included Krystal Greenwood, a former foster youth, Nikki Warner, a foster parent, and Elaine Ziegler with CK Family Services

Please join Dallas CASA Children's Council, the principal auxiliary support group for Dallas CASA. The Children's Council raises funds through special events and promotes community awareness about the needs of the children Dallas CASA serves and the transformational effect loving, dedicated CASA volunteer advocates have on these children's lives.
New Volunteers Ready to Serve

We welcome our new volunteer advocates who have completed training and are ready to serve abused children who need them.

Dallas CASA welcomes: Leticia Alvarez, Cara Appleby, Bronson Bailey, Sarah Bonner, Dennis Brock, Susan Cockerell, Kim Concillado, Tony Cooper, Ernie Cote, Natalie Dawson, Julye Dillard, Kate Douglas, Amani Elsawah, Amanda Ferguson, Andres Finkelstein, Susan Fleming, Kristina Ford, David Franklin, Leslie Franklin, Sudha Gopal, Peter Groves, Kelsey Hanna, Latischa Hanson, Joyce Hodges, Robin Huckaby, Jeanette Johnson, Dawn Katterson, Nandita Kaundinya, Pat Kellar, Lauren Kulpa, Kristin Leiber, Michelle Matos, Annette McLaughlin, Mary O'Connor, Stephanie Pittman, Alexia Ritvalski, Eleanor Skinner, Glenda Solomon, Calvin Walker, Christie Weidmann and Shannon Wherry.

7:30 p.m.
Tuesday, Oct. 25
American Airlines Center

For every $20 donation made by Oct. 17, the Dallas Stars will provide two tickets for Dallas CASA children and volunteers to attend the Oct. 25 Stars vs. Jets game.
7:30 p.m.
Wednesday, Oct. 26
Brook Hollow Golf Club

Kappa Alpha Theta Dallas Alumnae will host their annual Heart to Heart luncheon benefiting Dallas CASA.
6 p.m.
Thursday, Oct. 27
The Fairmont Dallas

Dallas CASA will honor NorthPark Center with the Judge Barefoot Sanders Champion of Children Award. Tables and tickets are available now.


6 to 8 p.m.
Wednesday, Nov. 16
Dallas CASA

Invite your friends to learn more about Dallas CASA's need for Spanish-speaking volunteers.
6 p.m.
Thursday, Nov. 17
The Rustic

Join Dallas CASA's Young Professionals for a benefit concert featuring The Ray Johnston Band. Tickets are $25.
Read Dallas CASA's annual report to learn more about our growth, our supporters and our goal to become the largest nonprofit CASA program in the country to serve 100 percent of abused children in protective care.

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Have you voted yet for Dallas CASA's video in the Texas CASA Spirit Award Video Contest? 
The CASA Spirit encompasses the passion, excitement and pride that drives the CASA network in Texas towards reaching our goal of a CASA volunteer for every child. Vote now through Oct. 31.
Please join us for an upcoming information session on becoming a Dallas CASA volunteer. Dates are:

noon to 1 p.m., Oct. 28
6 to 7 p.m., Nov. 3
6 to 7 p.m., Nov. 10
noon to 1 p.m., Nov. 18
1 to 2:30 p.m.
Thursday, Oct. 27
Dallas CASA

Join Dallas CASA for a continuing education entitled "Batterer Intervention Program Strategies: Inside the Mind of Men Who Use Violence Within an Intimate Partner Relationship."

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