Maura joined the board of CASA Philadelphia in 2009. Her impact on CASA has been extensive as she has helped shepherd the growth of CASA Philadelphia, which was established in 2006 with just one volunteer. Today as Maura leaves the board CASA has a staff of 11, nearly 100 active volunteers and serves more than 350 children a year. As Maura leaves the board this month, CASA sat down with Maura to get her perspective on her time with Court Appointed Special Advocates.
While the assumed goal for kids in foster care is reunification with their parents, that outcome happens less that half the time. We talked with Cherie Bloomfield, MSW, CASA Supervisor about her work and CASA's views on the importance of bringing families back together.
In honor of LGBTQ Pride Month, CASA is talking to volunteer Mark O'Donnell about his experience working with LGBTQ foster youth and the profound impact a consistent caring adult can have on outcomes.
What will we do with our minute? How will we show up in this moment? How will we scrutinize our own work? How will we take advantage of the space and opportunity we have been given to make a difference in this moment? A message from Tara Perry, CEO, National CASA/GAL Association for Children
As advocates for children and youth in foster care, we at CASA of Philadelphia have a front row seat to the far reaching effects of inequity and injustice.

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CASA asked EDM Volunteer Loren Thomas about the importance of foster families...

Child Safety During Coronavirus (COVID-19) Pandemic Guidance for people who work with children and families With school closures and stay-at-home orders in place as a result of the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, we need to increase awareness and stay vigilant to keep children safe and healthy.

Guidance for Volunteers from National CASA/GAL Association March 2020


Ashley, CASA Training Specialist shares her perspective on adapting the CASA volunteer training to an online format during COVID-19 stay-at-home orders.