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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 ...

Monroe County CASA is Partnering with Story Corps

Do you have a story to tell? Is there someone you've always wanted to interview? Story Corps is coming to Bloomington and wants to hear from you! For more information or to sign up, email .

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 ...