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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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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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Preserving a Mother's Relationship with Her Children

One of Boston CASA’s values is doing our part to bring greater justice to a system that can at times be unjust. We were recently involved in a case in which it was being reported by the Department of Children and Families (DCF) that a mother was consistently late for visits with her children and…

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Meet Sarah and Mary

Sarah is an 18 year old youth whose upbringing was turbulent and unstable. She was often bounced from house to house and family to family, and started to exhibit unhealthy behaviors in response to her challenging circumstances. As a result, Sarah’s judge decided to assign a CASA to her case last spring. Sarah needed guidance…

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VOLUNTEER SPOTLIGHT

Our volunteers are truly the heart of Boston CASA. The time, care, and attention they put towards our kids is invaluable and transforms lives. Jim Milke completed our Spring 2016 training and accepted his first case with 14-year-old “V” after that. Read about his experience as a CASA below… 1) Why did you decide to become…

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VOLUNTEER SPOTLIGHT

Our volunteers are truly the heart of Boston CASA. The time, care, and attention they put towards our kids is invaluable and transforms lives. Gail completed our Fall 2016 training and is currently on a case with sisters, ages 9 and 10, who are living in foster care. Read about her experience as a CASA…

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BOSTON CASA STAFF SPOTLIGHT

At the heart of Boston CASA are the exceptional people who dedicate their time, energy and resources towards ensuring a higher quality of care for Boston’s most vulnerable children. #fostercare #awareness Meet Anne Silver – she joined Boston CASA as a volunteer in Spring 2013 and became an Advocate Supervisor on Boston CASA’s staff in February 2017.…

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THIS WEEK AT BOSTON CASA

Seventeen year old “M” was recently removed from her foster placement of two years. The teen and foster parents had been struggling with communication and curfew issues for several months. M was placed in a temporary respite foster placement and was really struggling. The respite foster parent would not allow her to unpack her stuff…

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The Hope Tree

This is a beautiful piece of art we call “The Hope Tree”. It was created for and featured at our Gala last year and, today, was installed permanently in our office. “Hope” plays a critical role in the advocacy work we do on behalf of the vulnerable children in our community. Abuse, neglect, trauma and…

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VOLUNTEER SPOTLIGHT

Our volunteers are truly the heart of Boston CASA. The time, care, and attention they put towards our kids is invaluable and transforms lives. Emily Hodge is a longtime volunteer (8 years!!) and board member for Boston CASA. Read about her experience as a CASA below… **We also want to take this opportunity to extend…

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