Five Espinoza Siblings Needed Someone to Look Out for Them

The Espinoza siblings were removed from home due to their parents' drug use and placed with their grandmother. But what would happen to them when their grandmother started struggling with mental health issues?  Check out Dallas CASA's  blog to find out how the Espinoza siblings are today.
Voices for a Cause Benefit Concert Combines Music and Mission

Do you have your ticket to Voices for a Cause? One $25 ticket entitles guests to two drinks, appetizers, a concert featuring opening band Signed Out and headliner Brandon Rhyder plus a chance to support Dallas CASA and the children we serve. Hosted by Dallas CASA's Young Professionals, d oors for the event open at 6 p.m. Sept. 14 at The Rustic . Tickets available here .
Hurricane Relief for Children

Our hearts go out to all those impacted by Hurricane Harvey. The destruction created by the storm impacted a large number of group residential organizations that provide homes and treatment for children in the care of Child Protective Services.  More than 1,000 children were evacuated from the Houston area and have taken refuge in shelters, churches and other safe locations.

Dallas CASA has offered to visit children who have been displaced by Harvey's wrath. Working with our colleagues in the statewide network, we will leverage the resources of Dallas CASA volunteers to ensure that any child relocated to north Texas will be seen face to face by a trained advocate.
North Texas Giving Day Sept. 14

Join us on our blog this week and next week as we tell you about Adrian and Anna, two children who navigated foster care with a CASA volunteer by their sides. Their story is different from many in foster care because they had a CASA volunteer making sure their voices were heard.

After you read their story, join us September 14 to make a difference for children like Adrian and Anna on North Texas Giving Day, an annual 18-hour online giving drive for North Texas nonprofits. This year donors have the option to act early. All gifts starting September 7 will be processed September 14.
Champion of Children Award Dinner Coming in November

We hope to see you at the Dallas CASA Champion of Children Award Dinner Nov. 16 at The Fairmont. Dallas CASA will present the Judge Barefoot Sanders Champion of Children Award to the Junior League of Dallas for its dedication to children in our community particularly vulnerable victims of child abuse and neglect.
Our guest speaker is Dallas CASA's own Jackie Davis, a former foster child who is now a volunteer supervisor at Dallas CASA.  "Through it all I had my CASA volunteer. Caseworkers changed, homes changed, attorneys changed, but she was my CASA volunteer and stayed. She was always happy, always glad to see me, always ready with her arms flung wide and her hands flipped just so for a hug that somehow embraced my body and soul. She brought light into my darkest places."  Read more about the dinner at My Sweet Charity .

New Dallas 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 our  newest volunteers. 

In 2016, Dallas CASA recruited and trained a record 420 new volunteer advocates, increasing the number of assigned advocates to 1,093. Thank you to everyone who serves abused and neglected children!
Holiday Angel Tree 
Giving Program

If you're interested in making sure children in protective care have their holiday wishes fulfilled, now is the time to sign up. The opportunity is open to individuals, corporations, clubs and organizations. Thank you in advance to Dallas CASA's supporters, who in 2016 provided 2,200 gifts to children in protective care. C ontact  Sharon Balaban for more information .
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Dallas CASA Quilters!

Founded in 2011, the Dallas CASA quilters from the First United Methodist Church - Duncanville recently delivered their 2,000th quilt for CASA children. "The quilters touch the hearts of children who get to have something of their own when they have lost so much," said Kathleen LaValle, executive director of Dallas CASA. On behalf of the children we serve, thank you Dallas CASA quilters! 
8 a.m. Sept 24
Fun Run and 5K

It's time to sign up for the annual Kappa Alpha Theta Beta Sigma chapter's 5K run and fun run benefiting Dallas CASA. The route runs through the Southern Methodist University campus.

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January 27
The Hall on Dragon

Join Dallas CASA's Young Professionals for CASAblanca, a fun night of casino games, food and music for a cause. All proceeds from the event help abused children served by Dallas CASA.
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., Sept. 7
Noon to 1 p.m., Sept. 15
6 to 7 p.m., Sept. 21

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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