Sisters Are Safe With Pa-Pa

Ella and Emma have seen things no children should ever see. For their grandfather, taking in his two young granddaughters when they needed somewhere to go was an easy decision. But figuring out how to support the girls on a fixed income was a challenge.

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Thank you Angel Tree Donors!

Dallas CASA's building is full with the signs of the Dallas community's generosity and commitment to children in need. Since September Dallas CASA volunteers have been collecting holiday wish lists from the children they serve. Local corporations, organizations and individuals have taken these wish lists and fulfilled them, making holiday dreams come true for children living in foster care.

A special thank you to CASA volunteer advocates and Dallas CASA Children's Council volunteers who assisted checking in gifts and ensuring they got to the right volunteer and children.
Champion of Children Honors Junior League of Dallas

A special thank you to all guests and supporters at Dallas CASA's record-breaking Champion of Children Award Dinner on Nov. 16. The dinner honored the Junior League of Dallas with the Judge Barefoot Sanders Champion of Children Award and was attended by the largest crowd for the dinner ever.

Honorary chair was longtime Dallas CASA supporter and Junior League past president Christie Carter. Co-chairs for the evening were Corey and Priscilla Anthony and John and Laura Losinger. The evening's featured speaker, Dallas CASA volunteer supervisor and former foster child Jackie Davis, shared with the crowd the difference his CASA volunteer made for him. "Children come into this world with a light but it's only as bright as those who stand behind them and support them. My light shone because of my CASA volunteer."
Children Home Forever After National Adoption Day

More than 60 children are home forever after National Adoption Day on Nov. 18.  Fostering four-year-old Seth began last March for RaeAnn and Seth Gebhart. After a midnight phone call and a quick run to Target for a few preschooler essentials, Seth walked his way into their home and hearts like a celebrity, waving at everyone despite the late hour.  "We like to say he waved his way in," RaeAnn said. "Then he said 'One more thing. Can I have a big hug?' He'd been through so much and he was ready." Jayden became a Gebhart on National Adoption Day.

The day featured costumed superheroes opening the courtroom doors, a photographer to capture first family photos and halls filled with tearful, joyful families. Special thanks to Dallas CASA Children's Council volunteers for their help making the day so special.
Sandra Teter Celebrates 20-Year Anniversary as a CASA Volunteer

For 20 years Sandra Teter has been a Dallas CASA volunteer. She's served 47 children on 24 different cases and is known at Dallas CASA for her bridge-building and for putting both adults and children at ease.

"I've always been a compassionate person but what's been wonderful about CASA is it's given me a voice," she said. "I've learned you have to speak out for what's right. You can't leave it to other people. People get afraid of volunteering at places like CASA because they worry about seeing things they don't want to see. But the truth is these situations happen whether we see them or not."

In 2017 the Dallas Association of Young Lawyers recognized Sandra wth the Liberty Bell Award, which honors a non-lawyer who "stimulates a deeper sense of individual responsibility so that citizens recognize their duties and rights."  Thank you Sandra for 20 years of service to abused children!
Welcome New Dallas CASA
Board of Directors Members

Dallas CASA welcomes three new members to our board of directors.
  • Terry Goods is the national director of diversity and inclusion for Southern Glazer's Wine and Spirits. He's also a member of the Diversity Advisory Board for Visit Dallas and the Plano Chamber's Diversity Advisory Board.
  • Susan Rankin, a former family district court judge in Dallas for 14 years, has practiced family law for 29 years, using her background in psychology to assist families and children as they navigate family issues in the courts.
  • Virginia Schaefer has worked as senior vice president of public policy at the Dallas Regional Chamber, where she has worked with board members and volunteers to develop and advocate for public policy positions related to healthcare, energy, transportation, economic development and water supply issues. In January, Virginia assumes a new position as a member of the Texas Instruments' government relations team.
New D allas CASA Volunteers

Dallas CASA  welcomes volunteers who have completed 30 hours of training and courtroom observations and are ready to begin serving abused  and  neglected children in need. Click here  to read the names of the newest volunteers.

In 2017 Dallas CASA will recruit and train a record of more than 440 new volunteer advocates. Thank you to everyone who serves abused and neglected children!

Dallas CASA Young Professionals
Dallas CASA Board!

Dallas CASA's Board of Directors was named the top nonprofit board by the Dallas Business Journal. Thank you, Dallas CASA board members for all you do for the agency and the children we serve!
Children's Council
Young Professionals

Looking for ways to get involved in the new year? Join Dallas CASA Children's Council or Dallas CASA's Young Professionals group . Both offer ways to get involved and help children.
January 20
The Hall on Dragon 

Join Dallas CASA's Young Professionals for CASAblanca, a fun night of casino games, food and dancing for a cause. All proceeds from the event help abused children served by Dallas CASA.

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CASA In The News

Did you see Jacquielynn Floyd's column about stepping up to help children in need? Read it here. She called for people to support local child welfare organizations, including CASA, as a way to make a difference.
April 9
Omni Dallas

Mark your calendars now for Dallas CASA's Cherish the Children luncheon hosted by Dallas CASA's Children's Council.
6 to 7 p.m., Jan. 4
Noon to 1 p.m. Jan. 12
6 to 7 p.m., Jan. 18

Please invite friends and colleagues to attend an upcoming  information session  to learn more about becoming a Dallas CASA volunteer. We have day and evening  classes  for volunteer training.

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