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Public Service Announcement Released 1/19/17 – CASA for the Highland Lakes Area Receives National Certification Recognizing the Quality of Its Work for Abused and Neglected Children

CASA for the Highland Lakes Area of Blanco, Burnet, Lampasas, Llano and San Saba Counties has just been awarded certification by the National Court Appointed Special Advocate (CASA) Association.  This certification recognizes that CASA for the Highland Lakes Area is in compliance with National CASA’s high standards for quality child advocacy. According to Tara Perry,… Read more »

Adoptive Mom Finds A Creative Way to Thank CASA

When Aly Winningham and her spouse decided to adopt a child from foster care they did not realize just how much of a difference a CASA volunteer could make for their growing family. A girl from our area was placed with the family during the summer of 2014 and one of our local CASA advocates,… Read more »

Holiday Giving At Its Best in The Highland Lakes

This time of year truly is the “most wonderful time of the year” because the generosity of others is so obvious during the Holidays.  On almost every corner you hear about a group of people collecting winter clothing for the needy or making sure that families who can’t afford Christmas presents for their kids have… Read more »

Serving More Kids Than Before: CASA Expands

CASA for the Highland Lakes Area is still serving the same area of the Hill Country, but our services are reaching more children than ever before.  Today, more children in our service area need CASA advocates because abused and neglected children are coming to the attention of Child Protective Services at rates higher than in… Read more »

Let’s Stomp Out Child Abuse

Let’s Stomp Out Child Abuse: April is Child Abuse Awareness and Prevention Month Last year 47,348 children were in the Texas foster care system and over 66,000 children in Texas were confirmed as victims of abuse or neglect. 59% of these victims were under the age of 6 and all of these children need someone… Read more »

Christmas Blessings!

Dear CASA Volunteers and Supporters, This time of year is so busy for all and today I just want to stop for a moment and reflect on our blessings here at CASA and let you all know how we use what you bless us with to positively impact our CASA kids. Today as I arrived… Read more »

CASA for the Highland Lakes Area Focuses on Volunteer Recruitment and Training

CASA for the Highland Lakes Area Focuses on Volunteer Recruitment and Training Here at CASA we understand that our volunteers are our backbone. CASA for the Highland Lakes Area truly is a volunteer-based organization and we simply could not make the difference that we do without our wonderful volunteer advocates! Because we know this, we understand… Read more »

April is Child Abuse Awareness and Prevention Month

Every year in April we observe Child Abuse Awareness and Prevention Month.  It is a time for us to show our support for child victims in our area and examine what more we can do to help raise awareness and rally support for this very important issue.  Here at CASA for the Highland Lakes Area… Read more »

Open Your Heart to a Child This Valentine’s Day!

Valentine’s Day is a special day of the year.  There are parties, chocolates, cards, and candy with “Be Mine” written on them, but do you know the history of Valentine’s Day? There are several stories about a priest named Valentine who performed secret marriages when an emperor ordered that no young men should be married… Read more »