Statement on Events at the U.S. Capitol

January 11, 2021

As a program of the YWCA Clark County we adopt this statement from YWCA USA regarding events occurring at the U.S. Capitol on January 6th 2021. In light of the violence that took place at the U.S. Capitol on January 6, 2021, Alejandra Y. Castillo, CEO, YWCA USA released the following statement: “The scene that… Read More »

CASA Volunteer Nominated for Silver Citizen Award

December 29, 2020

Clark County Commission on Aging recognizes that older adults are valuable contributors to our community and have created a program to recognize those of whom go above and beyond in their service. Our very own Jan Ratzman was nominated for the work she does to improve the lives of children in foster care as a… Read More »

CASA Information Sessions

December 28, 2020

Clark County CASA (Court Appointed Special Advocate) is hosting multiple 1-hour informational webinar for interested volunteers or community members who want to learn more about the program. Wednesday, December 30th at 12:00pm – Register Here Saturday, January 9th at 6:00 pm – Register Here Saturday, January 16th at 12:00pm – Register Here Wednesday, January 20th… Read More »

Meet An Everyday Hero, Yolanda

December 21, 2020

“Checking in with the kids I advocate for is always a bright spot in my day.” Even after three years as a CASA volunteer, Yolanda continues to be inspired by the foster youth she works with. She describes their resiliency and enthusiasm for life as simply – amazing.  The relationship that she provides them as… Read More »

Community Partner Shout Out

November 28, 2020

In a time when our economy has been hit hard by what seems to be a never ending pandemic we know that small businesses need our support now more than ever. That’s why we want to recognize the local small businesses that have stepped up to support our mission to provide quality advocacy for foster… Read More »

The Common Good – Part One

November 20, 2020

Our fearless Program Director, Sheryl Thierry and rock star Volunteer Mentor, Dawn Montgomery were recently welcomed on KXRW’s The Common Good, in which they showcase the collective achievements that contribute to a positive and well informed community. Host Joe Clemens started by introducing our program as “a volunteer powered network of people from all walks… Read More »

Meet Our Everyday Hero, Cyd

November 13, 2020

“My greatest joy is when the kids to whom I am assigned proudly call me “my CASA,” and the way their faces light up when I see them.  I know from experience how important that is.” Cyd has been a volunteer advocate with our program for two years but her roots are deep within the… Read More »

Meet An Everyday Hero

September 28, 2020

“If you want to make a difference and really feel like you are making a difference, CASA work might be just the thing for you.”- Kelly Crain Meet an everyday superhero, Kelly. Kelly has been advocating for foster youth with our program for just over a year; but when he originally sought out to give… Read More »

Introducing CASA Volunteer Kristin Finley!

July 21, 2020

Often times we find inspiration from those closest to us. In this instance, our volunteer witnessed the impact her mother had as a guardian ad litem for foster youth. That was nearly 40 years ago but resonated so deeply with her that she knew she wanted to make a difference in the lives of children… Read More »

We Support Racial Equity

July 2, 2020

As a program of the YWCA Clark County, CASA adopts this statement regarding George Floyd as our own. Eliminating racism represents a core value in YWCA’s quest for equity YWCA Clark County condemns the murder of George Floyd, an unarmed black man, by Minneapolis Police. YWCA supports racial equity and, as such, we applaud the… Read More »