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November 13, 2019

Brrr. Does winter get you down? With the sun setting earlier and earlier, more time gets spent being cozy under the blankets with a sweet hot coco and warm socks. Need help formulating a viewing list to keep you distracted from the cold while learning about social issu...

It's National Volunteer Week. It's a time to say thanks to our volunteers who work so hard for children that have experienced abuse or neglect. We truly couldn't carry out our mission without the Advocates who give their time and talents to represent the best interests...

December 11, 2018

Here at the Athens CASA/GAL Program, we have the best interns! This week we wanted to check in with one of our absolute favorites and see how things are going post-graduation and internship. Hallie Poor, was a 2016-2017 Social Work intern. She spent countless hours sca...

Have you ever taken a wrong turn, made a mistake, made a poor choice, lost your job, struggled with substance abuse or lived with anxiety or depression?  

The families we work with as CASA's (Court Appointed Special Advocates) have experience taking wrong...

November 5, 2018

Many times people think of Court Appointed Special Advocates as getting involved with children after something bad has happened. And that's true. A CASA Volunteer enters a child's life after trauma. But a CASA Volunteer also plays an important role in building resilien...

What does your "family" look like?  Well I'm here to tell you it doesn't matter what your family LOOKS like!  What matters is the time you spend with your family.  MY family looks like this; me, my husband, my daughter, my son and my dog.  

Even...

October 2, 2018

Volunteer Coordinator Kalei Edenfield considers working for CASA her dream job and has a unique passion for working with children who have experienced abuse or neglect. “ Growing up having my own small encounter with a GAL, I knew from a young age this is what I wanted...

September 25, 2018

In our movement towards equitable and just food for all, it is essential to build upon the revolutionary work done before us. We must share the true stories of those that paved the path of resiliency in the face of staggering adversity, remembering that some of the mos...

September 18, 2018

Community members who raise their hands to volunteer as a Court Appointed Special Advocate make a big commitment. Becoming a CASA Volunteer is a serious and important step to help children who need you. 

The commitment begins right away when we ask you to complete 35 ho...

Tara Huffman, Volunteer Coordinator for Athens CASA is our blogger this week and wanted to share this with you.

"I believe it is worth taking a minute or 3 to consider the WHY behind WHAT you do every day, start by watching the above video.

My husband, John, recommended...

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