Dallas Mavericks: Tamara Jolee writes, May is National Foster Care Month: Mavs Committed to helping organizations like Dallas CASA.
Downtown Dallas buildings will be lit blue the evening of April 9 to raise awareness for National Child Abuse and Prevention Month.
Dallas CASA is hosting a virtual Child Abuse Prevention and Awareness Event to honor the 24 Dallas County children who died in 2020 due to abuse or neglect and recognize the Child Protective Services caseworkers who work on the frontlines of child welfare. Wear blue on Friday to show your support!
Members of Dallas’ Child Abuse Prevention Coalition members will speak at the virtual lunchtime event, including Dallas CASA President and CEO Kathleen LaValle, Hadijat Collins from FCAA Foundation, Irish Burch from Dallas Children’s Advocacy Center, Sophie Phillips from TexProtects and Ona Foster from Family Compass. Child Protective Services caseworkers are invited to drive through Dallas CASA’s parking lot for a free lunch donated by In-N-Out Burger.
On any given day, more than 2,000 Dallas County children live in the protective care of the state due to abuse or severe neglect. In 2020, Dallas CASA’s 1,527 volunteer advocates were assigned to advocate for 3,374 children in protective care.
MySweetCharity: Dallas CASA breaks past records with the highest number of new volunteers in 2020, writes Jeanne Prejean.
WFAA: Journalist and Host, Cynthia Izaguirre talks with Dallas CASA’s Brenda Villagomez, advocate, Susan Hubbell-Sanchez and former foster child, Maria Rico on the positive impact a bilingual advocate can make during a frightening time in a child’s life.
Dallas Weekly: Journalist Catrina Satterwhite talks with Dallas CASA volunteers, Priscilla and Corey Anthony on the role of the Dallas CASA volunteer and why there is a large need for the African American community to help children in foster care.