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How Wonderful

A very kind woman made an anonymous donation to our organization today. She donated much-needed supplies and the impact those supplies will have, to the work that we do, I cannot fully express. For many, this time of year is a time of giving. For us today, it is a time to give thanks to […]

November

The month of November is National Adoption Month, National Homeless Youth Awareness Month, as well as National Runaway Prevention Month. These topics are very important to the work that we do. Our volunteers advocate for children to have safe permanent homes. Sometimes this cannot be with the birth family and the child is able to […]

More Ways to Give

Court Appointed Special Advocates of Washington County is always looking for more ways to help the community. Our generous advocates already give so much of their time and hearts to help the most vulnerable in our community: children who have been abused and neglected, yet they still donated caned goods and clothing this month to […]

Bags of Hope

Thirty-one hosted their first annual Bags of Hope event. Thirty-one’s slogan, more than just a bag, definitely holds true for the children we serve. These children have been removed from their homes due to abuse and neglect. Often times the only receptacle available for transporting the children’s belongings is a trash bag. Court Appointed Special […]

Safe Place Krimes Against Kids Child Abuse Summit

Staff and volunteers from our organization went to the Safe Place Krimes Against Kids Child Abuse Summit. The first speaker was Mr. Dominic Carter, a well know TV journalist from New York. He spoke about the abuse he suffered as a child and the people that he credits with saving his life. Among those people […]

Mid-Atlantic Conference on Child Abuse and Neglect

Staff from our organization had the wonderful opportunity of attending the annual Mid-Atlantic Conference of Child Abuse and Neglect. The conference was filled with diverse, educated, and informative speakers hosting workshops on a variety of topics. Some of the topics included LGBTQ youth, victims of sexual assault, recent legislation, failure to thrive medical diagnosis, human […]

Brett Wilson

Maryland State Delegate Brett Wilson came to talk to our volunteer advocates about current legislation,¬†Anayah’s Law, and future initiatives that would impact child welfare. Mr. Wilson spoke about his time working with Safe Place as a state prosecutor and his role in prosecuting the perpetrators of child abuse. He spoke about his interpretation of Anayah’s […]

Western Sizzlin Fundraiser

Court Appointed Special Advocates had a fundraiser held at Western Sizzlin on Tuesday, October 22nd. Thank you to everyone who came out to the event to support our organization and thank you to the staff at Western Sizzlin for hosting the fundraiser and partnering with us in the mission to end child abuse and neglect. […]

Donate Bags

CASA will be taking part in the First Annual Bags of Hope Event on November 17th. Guest are being asked to donate new or lightly used 31 produced to attend (any bags will be accepted). Please visit our Facebook page to see the flier with more info on the event. We will be using the […]

Thank you New Advocates!

This morning’s Herald Mail¬†featured an article highlighting the six new volunteers sworn in to advocate for children who have abused or neglected. Our organization is very excited to welcome these new volunteers coming out of our first ever summer training session! These passionate people are now working with children as a stable and caring adult […]