Macon County CASA News
Educational Support Program Helps Foster Kids in Macon County Navigate Remote Learning
From Herald & Review | December 16, 2020
A program using court appointed special advocates will be getting donations to help foster children from a food truck business in Decatur.
Each Friday, 11am – 9pm, the Smack’n Tacos food truck at 22nd and Pershing, will donate 25% of its total sales to Macon County CASA. CASA uses volunteer advocates help represent kids in court who may have been victims of abuse or neglect.
Food Truck Shares Sales to Support CASA
Blue Heron Webs2020-09-29T16:21:56-05:00September 12, 2020|
Macon County CASA Annual Fall Fundraiser Moves Online
Blue Heron Webs2020-09-29T16:18:53-05:00September 10, 2020|
CASA Holding “Quarterbacks Draft” to Recruit Adult Male Role Models
Blue Heron Webs2020-09-29T16:47:37-05:00June 29, 2020|
Casa Swore In Volunteers Virtually
Blue Heron Webs2020-09-29T17:15:17-05:00June 3, 2020|
Macon County Swears in New CASA Advocates Online
Blue Heron Webs2020-09-29T16:32:57-05:00April 16, 2020|
Children More At Risk For Abuse, Neglect Amid COVID-19 Pandemic
Blue Heron Webs2020-09-29T17:26:35-05:00April 2, 2020|
Macon County CASA’s Response to COVID-19
Blue Heron Webs2020-10-12T17:09:07-05:00April 1, 2020|
CASA’s Biggest Fundraiser Underway
Blue Heron Webs2020-09-29T17:18:24-05:00February 18, 2020|
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CASA Social Media
One way to “advocate” for our community’s abused and neglected children is to help spread CASA’s mission.
Macon County CASA invites you to stay connected with events, donor thank yous, volunteer opportunities, recommendations for positive parent-child interactions, and more through our social media outlets. Like, share, and comment on our posts to help Macon County and surrounding communities understand why 630 local foster children need a voice.
The Latest from CASA on Facebook
Great news!!! The 2023 CASA Playhouse Raffle tickets go on sale this Saturday, April 1st! Houses are currently under construction and won't be on display for a couple more weeks, but you are invited to purchase your tickets NOW! The Sorcerer's Spire and Research Submarine are sure to make any child's dream come true! Go to maconcountycasa.org/playhouse or visit us at Kid Fest this Saturday, April 1st from 9am - 2pm at the Decatur Civic Center. **All proceeds from the Playhouse Raffle are directly contributed to Macon County CASA's ability to advocate for 397 of the 531 local children in foster care ... See MoreSee Less
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Last night, at our monthly Brown Bag Continued Education event, we had to improvise a little, due to a last minute cancellation of our planned speaker, and you know what? It was AMAZING! With the help of 10 volunteers in attendance, Recruitment Manager, Lori Ann McDaniel, and Executive Director, Blaine Smith, we carried on anyway! Our CASA volunteers are so invested in understanding their foster children's trauma and committed to continually learning ways to better advocate for them in each of their unique situations. In a round table discussion, we shared personal knowledge and experience, made suggestions, and offered each other support and encouragement - ensuring that, YES! Each one of you is making an impact! CASA advocates, you ARE, the heart of CASA! Thank you for all you do! ... See MoreSee Less
Join the Macon County Coalition Against Abuse and Macon County CASA at Kid Fest this Saturday from 9 to 2pm and find out how YOU can take a stand against child abuse and neglect in your community! ... See MoreSee Less
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Macon County Coalition Against Child Abuse 💙
Macon County CASA is proud to join forces with The Child 1st Center, Baby TALK Decatur Area Programs, Cole Counseling, Dove, Inc., Growing Strong, MRI Bright Start, Macon County Mental Health Board, & Delta Sigma Theta Sorority as members of the Macon County Coalition Against Child Abuse. There are 531 children in Macon County who have been removed from their homes and placed in foster care, and countless other cases of abuse which have yet to be identified. Be a part of the village, and help us make a change! #workingtogethertomakeachange ... See MoreSee Less
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Our CASA advocates are always will to learn and continue to go above and beyond to ensure they are giving their children the best possible advocacy and support possible. Veteran advocates Cindy B. and Sandy D. share their knowledge and experience with new advocate Kate H. during our first quarterly volunteer meet and greet. Thank you ordinary people for being absolutely EXTRAORDINARY! ... See MoreSee Less
It was a pleasure meeting Kate and her daughter. Thank you Sandy for coming. Thanks for stopping in Lori. I only hope next time there are more advocates to mentor and make newbies feel comfortable.
Kate will be amazing!!! So glad she and her daughter are part of CASA
I hope we can have more meetings together. It is good to get to know the other advocates and also learn from each other. Thanks Cindy for hosting🥰
Bummer, I did not see anything about the meet and greet. Sorry I missed it.
Sorry I missed it.
Let me know when the next one is