Posts by Boston CASA

From a CASA Volunteer

I work with an 11-year old boy, and as our relationship has evolved, so too have our monthly outings. Initially we would take a walk to the nearby playground or library, and that was easy and nice. But I kept thinking I could do more to make the most of our time together. As we…

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Meet Keylara

Keylara has been in and out of residential treatment centers and Foster Care placements for nearly five years, after being removed first from the care of her mother and then her grandmother for neglect. During that time Keylara was moved between five residential treatment centers, four foster homes, and multiple STARR programs, designed to be…

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Meet Ronny

Ronny is a 14-year-old boy who was struggling with depression and getting to school. After 60 unexcused absences, the school filed a CRA petition (Child Requiring Assistance) with the court. His mother is the family’s sole provider and has a very demanding job. She cannot always be available when he needs her. CASA Nina was…

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Meet Colleen

Baby Colleen was placed in foster care at 2 months old after being removed from her home for neglect. Now at 6 months, Colleen’s CASA is supporting her single father in his role as a first time dad as he seeks to regain custody of his daughter.The CASA helped him vet daycare options, prepare to…

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Meet Jimmy

At the time his CASA met him in May of 2017, Jimmy was a 12-year old boy who had been in a residential treatment facility since 2015 and involved in the child welfare system since the age of 3. Jimmy had experienced domestic violence and physical abuse with his family of origin. The parental rights for…

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Meet David

Seventeen-year-old David has been in DCF custody for two years following the death of his mother, his grandmother’s illness, and the lack of other family members to care for him. David has significant intellectual disabilities and will be in the long-term care of the state. His CASA volunteer Jean, is in regular contact with his clinicians at…

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Reunifying a Family

Our CASA volunteers are important members of a team of people who work tirelessly to find safe, permanent homes for children in foster care. We would like to tell you about Linda, a CASA volunteer who recently assisted with the reunification of two young boys and their family. For over two years, Linda’s boys –…

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Ring in Spring

Join us for a night of fun in support of Boston CASA! Click here to purchase tickets. Friday, May 11th from 5 – 8:30 PM Bostonia Public House 131 State Street, Boston BITES  |  BAR  |  RAFFLE *Open Bar 5 – 7 PM

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Supporting a Child's Health & Wellness

Research has found that, in addition to the variety of challenges they face, many children in foster care have serious and complex physical and mental health issues – the majority of which are rooted in their history of childhood trauma. Sadly, foster children develop physical health issues at rates higher than the national average (for…

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