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    Eat and Give at Farm!

    Please join us on June 13th at Farm! When you call to make reservations, please let them know it’s for the Eat and Give event for... read more

    2017 Statistics – As of 4/30/17

    Number of children who had a CASA – 359 Number of children waiting for a CASA – 116 Total children assigned to the CASA program this year – 569 Number of volunteers – 117 read more

    The 2017 Safe Homes, Safe Kids Quilt Story

    The 2017 Safe Homes, Safe Kids Quilt Story  – By Pat Surra Cracked Pots designed by Carrie Nelson of Miss Rosie’s Quilt Company As I searched last year for an idea for the 2017 CASA raffle quilt, I came upon this pattern.  It is called “Cracked Pots” which intrigued me.  The quilt is made with log cabin blocks in the center and houses all around the “square,” just like in a village.  So here is the story behind the name: An elderly Chinese woman had two large pots, each of which hung on the ends of a pole she carried across her neck.  One of the pots had a crack in it while the other pot was perfect and always delivered a full portion of water.  At the end of the long walk from the stream to the house, the cracked pot arrived only half full. For a full two years this went on daily, with the woman bringing home only one and a half pots of water. Of course, the perfect pot was proud of its accomplishments.  But the poor cracked pot was ashamed of its own imperfection and miserable that it could only do half of what it had been made to do. After 2 years of what it perceived to be bitter failure, it spoke to the woman one day by the stream. “I am ashamed of myself, because this crack in my side causes water to leak out all the way back to your house.” The old woman smiled and asked, “Did you notice that there are flowers on your side of the path but... read more

    Join Us for Coffee with CASA!

    Join us for Coffee with CASA on April 19th any time between 7:30 – 9 a.m. at the Monroe County CASA office (201 N. Morton).  Monroe County CASA (Court Appointed Special Advocates) provides advocacy for children that are involved in abuse or neglect cases in the Monroe County court system.  If you’ve ever considered becoming a CASA, now is the time! More than 100 children in our community are waiting for an advocate.  Join us over coffee and bagels to ask questions, talk to current CASA volunteers and learn more about what it’s like to advocate for a child.  For more information call 812-333-CASA or email Amber... read more

    Go Online Shopping and Support CASA

    Monroe County CASA has an AmazonSmile page which can be found here.  AmazonSmile is a simple and automatic way for you to support your favorite charitable organization every time you shop, at no cost to you. When you shop at smile.amazon.com, you’ll find the exact same low prices, vast selection and convenient shopping experience as Amazon.com, with the added bonus that Amazon will donate a portion of the purchase price to Monroe County CASA. If you do a lot of shopping on Amazon, please remember to go to our Amazon Smile page first! To learn more about AmazonSmile, click... read more

    Support CASA Every Time You Shop at Kroger

    Bloomington Kroger has partnered with Monroe County CASA so that you can help donate every time you shop! All you need to do is set up your Kroger card online (if you haven’t already), which will allow you access to great coupons and offers. To register, click  here.  Be sure to have your Kroger Plus card handy. Click SIGN UP TODAY in the New Customer box. Sign up for a Kroger Rewards Account by entering zip code, clicking on favorite store, entering your email address and creating a password, agreeing to the terms and conditions. You will then get a message to check your email inbox and click on the link within the body of the email. Click on My Account and use your email address and password to proceed to the next step. Once you have an online account set up and you are logged in, just click on “Community” at the top, then “Community Rewards” and follow the prompts to enter in the required information. When asked to either enter CASA’s number of part of the name, you can enter 55077 for our number. That’s it! Kroger will now donate a portion of your shopping to CASA. If you have any questions about registration, e-mail... read more
    Safe Home, Safe Kids 2016 Quilt Tickets Now Available

    Safe Home, Safe Kids 2016 Quilt Tickets Now Available

    Monroe County CASA is pleased to announce the third annual “Safe Homes, Safe Kids” quilt raffle.  Tickets are now available, but the quilt, made by Pat Surra, will be raffled off at the Fourth Street Arts Festival on September 4th 2016. The quilt design was created by Edyta Sitar of Laundry Basket Quilts and then the design was modified by Surra.  The quilt is titled “Homestead” and features houses made of different fabrics in different colors that represent the uniqueness of families in real homes in a community.  “To me, quilts are more than a lot of pieces of fabric sewn together.  They are kind of like life – a lot of very different pieces put together in the right way can become something beautiful,” Surra said after completing this quilt for CASA.  Surra hopes this quilt will raise awareness and much needed funds for CASA. Raffle tickets are $5 each or five tickets for $20.  Tickets can be purchased at Bloomington Hardware, the Monroe County CASA office or by calling 812-333-CASA. *event exempt on file                                                                                                        ... read more
    Monroe County CASA Receives Quarterly Award from 100+ Women Who Care

    Monroe County CASA Receives Quarterly Award from 100+ Women Who Care

    Monroe County Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA) is delighted to announce donations totaling $18,000 from the Monroe County 100+ Women Who Care group. At their February 2016 meeting, the 100+ Women Who Care group selected CASA as the recipient for their quarterly award.  CASA will also receive a $10,000 match from other community donors.  To date, the 100+ Women Who Care group has contributed nearly $450,000 to different not-for-profits in Monroe County since the group was founded in November 2011. Monroe County CASA is a volunteer-powered program which provides representation in juvenile court for child victims of physical abuse, sexual abuse, and neglect.  The program recruits, screens, trains, and supervises adult community members who volunteer their time to serve as Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASAs), with full legal authority set forth by the State of Indiana.  CASAs provide advocacy to child victims to ensure that they remain at the forefront of the court proceedings and find a safe, permanent home as quickly as possible.  For more information about Monroe County CASA, visit monroecountycasa.org or call 812-333-CASA. 100+ Women Who Care is open to all women who want to make a difference in Monroe County, and who agree to contribute $100 at each quarterly meeting.  Each member also makes an annual commitment donation of $100 to the Community Foundation of Bloomington and Monroe County, for a total annual commitment of $500. Women aged 35 and younger are invited to join at a reduced donation level – $50 annually to the CFBMC and $50 each quarter to the agency chosen at the group meeting, for a total annual commitment of $250.... read more