News/Events

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 »

CASA Information Sessions

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, October 7th at 6:00 pm – Register Here Saturday, October 17th at 12:00 noon – Register Here Saturday, October 24th at 6:00 pm – Register Here Friday, October 30th at… 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 »

Keeping #EyesOnKids During COVID-19

May 5, 2020

In this time of social distancing, we must all work to remain socially close to children. Child abuse and neglect is likely on the rise in the face of this pandemic, as families are put under more financial and emotional stress, but reporting may be down. Children are no longer in the public eye—they are… Read More »

Thank You For Your Generosity!!

April 22, 2020

Thank you so much for your gifts supporting vulnerable children in our community! You are making a difference by making sure they continue to receive the care and attention needed during a very traumatic time in their lives. Each pinwheel bouquet represents a generous gift, ensuring staff and volunteers are able to continue visits with… Read More »

Information for Volunteers During COVID-19

April 8, 2020

See below for updates, tips, FAQs and other useful information related to working with children during the COVID-19 pandemic.  Please check back often for new material. DCYF Resources and Guidance BRS Providers – Tips for Remote Visitations Caregivers – Tips for Remote Visitations Conducting Effective Remote Hearings DCYF Staff – Tips for Remote Visitations Family… Read More »