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"Souper Bowl of Caring" at Holy Rosary Church

"Souper Bowl of Caring" at Holy Rosary Church - CASA NewsroomChild Advocacy Services is proud to recognize Holy Rosary Catholic Church Youth Ministry for their generous donation of funds gathered through the church’s “Souper Bowl of Caring” celebration of giving and serving.  The Souper Bowl campaign is a nationwide movement that takes place around the time of the Super Bowl and it is aimed at fighting hunger and poverty in the community.  The monies collected will aide in supporting the mission of Child Advocacy Services to give voice, healing, and security to children.  Pictured left to right are:  Beth Bourgeois (CASA Advocate Supervisor), Krisy McAdams (CASA Recruiter), Tammy Vidrine (Youth Ministry Coordinator), and Whitney Delmore (CASA Intern).



Gonzales Regional Office Receives Donation

Gonzales Regional Office Receives Donation - CASA NewsroomA Grassmann Company, LLC (AGC) recently made a donation to Child Advocacy Services.  AGC is an industrial sales and service company for the oic, gas, and chemical industry.  Our sincere thanks and appreciation to this company for their continued support for our mission to provide voice, healing, and security to children.  

Shown left to right are Advocate Supervisor Beth Bourgeois, CASA volunteer Amy Grassmann, AmeriCorps Vista Candace Thorn, and Advocate Supervisor Rachel Hester.

LA CASA Meets with Congresswoman Landrieu

LA CASA Meets with Congresswoman Landrieu - CASA NewsroomChild Advocacy Services CASA and other CASA Program representatives across Louisiana met with Congresswoman Mary Landrieu to discuss her continued leadership for our children.

Senator David Vitter Learns About CASA

Senator David Vitter Learns About CASA - CASA NewsroomThe National CASA Association Conference was recently held in Washington, D.C.  Attending from Child Advocacy Services were CEO Rob Carlisle, CASA Recruiter Connie Stein, and Advocate Supervisor Beth Bourgeois.  They attended many workshops and had an opportunity to meet with state legislators.  Shown here are CEO Rob Carlisle, Senator David Vitter, LA CASA Executive Director John Wyble, and LA CASA Executive Assistant Amanda Rasmussen.  They were discussing the importance of the CASA program in Louisiana.

Ascension CASA Volunteers Receive Award

Congratulations to the CASA Volunteers and Advisory Committee of Ascension Parish!!!  On Tuesday, April 17, 2011, the Ascension CASA Volunteers were honored as Volunteer Ascension's Volunteers of the Year 2011 at their awards event held at the Clarion Inn Gonzales.  Nominations were submitted from the community for those individuals or groups with outstanding volunteer service in 2011. The featured categories included "Youth" (Individual or Group), "Education/Community (Group), "Education/Youth Services (Individual) and "Community Service" (Individual). For the individual whose service spans over 10 years or longer, the category is "Lifetime Volunteer".

Volunteer Ascension, where Volunteers are Changing Lives, is a local not-for-profit service organization that strives to positively impact the needs of Ascension Parish by promoting and developing volunteerism. Through its volunteer based programs such as Community Services, ConnecTeens, Make A Difference Day, School Tools and School Uniforms, the organization provides nearly $500,000 in services and supplies to those in need in Ascension Parish. Patron Level Funders are Parish of Ascension, Atmos Energy Corporation, EATEL, St. Elizabeth Hospital, Grainger and Whitney Bank. Volunteer Ascension is a member of the Points of Light Institute/Hands on Network, and receives funding from the community and local private sector.

CASA Volunteers in Ascension Parish are Frances Bayham, Jody Boudreaux, Barbara Bourgeois, Mary Bourgeois, Paula Bremer, Yvette Brunson, Jamie Carpenter, Debbie Cray, Jody Delatte, Diana Edens, Herbert Edwards, Debbie Elkins, Sandi Gaudin, Pat Golembiewski, Linda Hebert, Kimberly Jones, Linda Lanoux, Kirsti Lavigne, Courtney Medlock, Gary Miller, Marie Montalbano, Tiffany Murphy, Connie Payne, Sandra Ricard, Melinda Robert, Cindy Schexnaydre, Regina Shoriak, Donald Songy, Kerry Songy, Martha Spiess, Donna St. Pierre, Nodgela Thompson, Janet Tomeny, Beverly Weselak, Sebrena Coleman, Ashley Arceneaux, Joe Mistretta, Rachelle Calvit, Gloria Gray, Linda Lewis, Chantill Thomas, Rocky Ray, Joy Johnson, Jane Robert, Marlon Parker, Lorena Colina, and Shannon Guidry.  Members of the Advisory Committee are Jada Mayon, Faye Williams, and Jan Heath.  These volunteers give tirelessly of their time and resources to insure that the children of Ascension Parish that are in foster care are provided a safe and permanent home.  I know that they invite you to join them and become a voice for children.

Our sincere congratulations, and a huge THANK YOU, to the amazing CASA Volunteers in Ascension Parish for this well-deserved award!!!

St. Amant Primary School Makes Donation

St. Amant Primary School Makes Donation - CASA NewsroomSt. Amant Primary School had a dress down day on January 26, 2012 and raised $565 for CASA.  They wanted to help raise awareness about child abuse and neglect and promote the need for more CASA volunteers.  In the picture from left to right are CASA Advocate Supervisor Beth Bourgeois, CASA Lead Advocate Supervisor Stephanie Breeden, and Christie Crooks, Principal at St. Amant Primary School.

School Supplies Donated for CASA

School Supplies Donated for CASA - CASA NewsroomGem Drugs Pharmacy located in Gramercy, LA recently donated school supplies to the CASA program in Ascension Parish.  Shown at right is new CASA Volunteer Felicia Freeman, representing Gem Drugs Pharmacy and Beth Bourgeois, CASA Advocate Supervisor.

Child Advocacy Services CASA in the News

Click on the articles below to see Child Advocacy Services CASA in the news.

CASA and Darkness to Light in Amite April 2011
CASA Regional News April 2011
St. John Back to School/Community Health Fair August 2011

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