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State CASA Conference Information

Attention CASAs! If you are attending this year's state conference in Fort Wayne, some important information is below. If you have any questions, please call the CASA office or contact your Case Coordinator directly. conference-program-2018 CityParkingMap2016_102416_54d4788c-a408-42a4-b4fb-f79e2580002c

Concert for CASA August 19th

STAGE UP Productions and Harley Davidson of Bloomington present a “Concert for CASA”, a free event featuring Blue Earth, on August 19th from 2-5 p.m. at Harley Davidson. Blue Earth is a rhythm and blues band from the Bloomington area featuring CASA’s own Lara Weaver. The event is open to all ages and is free to the public, but donations are welcome. Pili’s Party Taco and Hoosier Mama’s Tasty Treats will be on hand starting at 2 p.m. with the concert starting at 3 p.m. If you cannot attend, but would still like to support this event, please click here.

CASA Thanks City of Bloomington Jack Hopkins Social Services Funding Committee

Monroe County CASA would like to thank the City of Bloomington Jack Hopkins Social Services Funding Committee for selecting CASA to receive the 2018 Jack Hopkins grant. With these funds, CASA has been able to upgrade existing technology and purchase new equipment for our growing team. Monroe County CASA currently has 13 staff members, over 150 volunteers, and has been assigned to advocate for over 600 children this year. Monroe County CASA is a volunteer-powered program that provides representation in juvenile court for child victims of physical abuse, sexual abuse, and neglect. The program recruits, screens, trains, and supervises adult community ...

Coffee with CASA – July 25th

Join us July 25th at the Monroe County CASA office for Coffee with CASA! If you've ever considered becoming a CASA Volunteer or Child Visit Monitor, now is the time! The CASA program has been assigned to nearly 600 children in our community this year, and 2018 is only half over. Stop in for coffee and a snack to ask questions, talk to current volunteers and learn more about what it's like to advocate for a child. For more information call 812-333-CASA and ask for Amber. We would love to see you there!

Monroe County CASA Announces New Volunteer Opportunity

Monroe County CASA is in need of Child Visit Monitors, a new position created to help observe the situation of children on CASA’s waitlist. Due to an influx of abuse and neglect cases in our community, over 100 children are currently without an advocate. This new volunteer position will help to monitor the children through monthly visits until a CASA advocate is available. The Child Visit Monitor will visit a child or sibling group each month in the current placement location. Community members interested in becoming a Child Visit Monitor must be 21 years of age or older, have access ...

Quilt Raffle to Benefit Monroe County CASA

(From the Herald Times - June 2nd, 2017) Monroe County CASA is pleased to announce the 2017 “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 3rd, 2017. The quilt design was created by Carrie Nelson of Miss Rosie’s Quilt Company and then was modified by Surra. The quilt is titled “Cracked Pots” and features log cabin blocks in the center and houses all around the square, just like a village. “The story behind the quilt reminds us that each of us ...

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 ...