News/Events

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 »

CASA Information Sessions

November 23, 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. Tuesday, November 24th at 6:00 pm – Register Here Wednesday, December 2nd at 6:00pm – Register Here Saturday, December 12th at 12:00pm – Register Here Saturday, December 19th at 6:00pm –… 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 »

Meet A CASA Introduces Carla!

June 25, 2020

Have you considered volunteering but weren’t sure how you would juggle it along with other obligations? This CASA volunteer has relied on the support of her program specialist to ensure she has a positive volunteer experience that doesn’t impact her ability to work full-time OR train for Hood to Coast Relays! We’re excited for you… Read More »

CASA Car Parade Reaches National Attention

June 8, 2020

It All Started When… Since April 10th Clark County CASA has been parading by foster homes.  Our goal?  To connect with the children we represent in court. COVID-19 and stay-home orders had prevented us from engaging in our typically monthly visits with these children. We knew that children were already experiencing such a trying time… Read More »

Meet A CASA Introduces Mechele!

May 27, 2020

Have you ever wondered who becomes a CASA Volunteer? Let us introduce you to this hard-working, marathon running woman who is out to be a positive force in our community. Say hello to Mechele Knable. When asked to tell us more about how she decided to become a CASA volunteer the first sentence she responded… Read More »