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2020 Standards for Local CASA/GAL Programs Adopted

2020 Standards for Local CASA/GAL Programs Adopted

The National CASA/GAL Board of Trustees has adopted the 2020 Standards for Local CASA/GAL Programs as the standards that will direct local program governance, management, operations and practice. Thanks to all of you who gave your time and leadership to revise these standards. This work represents the culmination of several years involving numerous individuals across the network, and marks a significant milestone. The revision of the standards reflects one of the building blocks in our focus ...

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October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month

October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month

When hearts and homes are filled with love, there is no room for violence. Take a stand against domestic violence... "Clothes Line Project 96792"

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Aloha Chili Night

Aloha Chili Night

The CASA staff and volunteers delivered Zippy’s chili and ohana package dinners to the children and families assigned to the program on Friday, October 2, 2020. Through the Friends of CASA-Hawaii, we were able to share a little bit of Aloha to 85 homes, serving 469 individuals, including our emergency shelters at Ho’omalu and Hale Kipa. We all recognize the harsh realities during these trying times, and this small act, done with great humility and gratitude, is intended to acknowledge the c...

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Violet & Vivian Special Fund

Violet & Vivian Special Fund

On behalf of the Violet and Vivian Special Fund, I'd like to invite you and your GALs and CASAs to apply for financial support to fund a specific expense for a youth or child in the child welfare system. Each application may request up to $3,000. The Violet & Vivian Special Fund (VVSF) provides assistance to individuals and families who are experiencing or have experienced child abuse or neglect, are at high-risk for child abuse or neglect, or are in situations with a significant connecti...

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Kids Count

Kids Count

The latest statistics on kids, youth and families from Casey's KIDS COUNT Data Center. In 2019, 12 million U.S. kids were living in poverty . The number and percentage of kids without health insurance jumped prior to coronavirus crisis . Many women still receive little or no prenatal care before giving birth. In eight states, immunization rates for 2-year-olds were under 70% in 2018. Before pandemic, high school graduation rates moved in the right direction.

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Over 2 million Foster Youth Impacted Since 2006

Over 2 million Foster Youth Impacted Since 2006

Ticket to Dream Foundation Impact on Children in Foster Care Ticket to Dream has impacted over 2 million foster youth nationwide since 2006 thanks to your donations and support! And thanks to the participation of so many of you, Ticket to Dream's Couch Classic raised $600,000 this month which will continue to improve the lives of so many children in foster care. Your support allows foster children to heal and grow to reach their full potential. So from all of us at Ticket to Dream, thank you fo...

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