1. Gaining Independence as a Foster Youth

    When a CASA was requested for Dylan, a 17 year-old, the Guardian ad Litem warned that he would be difficult to engage and this would be a tough case for a CASA. She described Dylan as being completely checked out, disinterested in school, friends, and other activities. Ashley was undeterred.  When …Read More

  2. Nurturing Families by Empowering Parents

    Last fall, the Harmony House case management team began piloting a new service-- a parent education program called Nurturing Skills for Families. The purpose of the program is to help families flourish by providing them skills and knowledge to help them parent more successfully. Parents work one-on-…Read More

  3. Finding a Family for a 12 year-old

    Johnny* entered foster care when he was three years old, after both of his parents were incarcerated. He was adopted by his grandma but reentered the system at 12 years old when she passed away. After several placements over only six months, Johnny was sent to a residential treatment center. Because…Read More

  4. The Missing Link

    Jamie was nervous about becoming a CASA volunteer. She didn't have a background in Human Services or lots of experience with kids, but she wanted to help. Would she really be able to make a difference for the children on her case? She didn't have to wait long to find out. Jamie was assigned to a cas…Read More

  5. Advocating Beyond the Courtroom

    When substance abuse and domestic violence made their home unsafe, two sisters (ages 12 and 7) were removed and placed with their grandparents. Their grandparents were in very poor health and unable to drive, which made managing the trauma and transition extra challenging for the children. The 12 ye…Read More

  6. Harmony House Upgrades

    Over the past two years, the leadership at CASA of Larimer County has dedicated time and effort to provide maintenance and repairs to the Harmony House.  “We want to be intentional that we are using this property to its fullest and maintaining it in a way that creates a welcoming home environment…Read More

  7. New team members!

    Have you noticed? We're growing and serving more children!  As of April 30th, we had served as many children in 2019 as we did in all of 2017 and by the first week of August, we had served as many children as all of 2018.  With over 50 children on the waitlist, we have more room to grow.  Our new…Read More

  8. Quality Time in a Safe Environment

    After criminal charges for her substance abuse, Angie was referred to Harmony House for supervised visitations with her children. She had several pending trials and was just getting sober. She and the children's father did not get along and were constantly in court fighting over custody. Visitations…Read More

  9. Ryan’s Inaugural Fore The Kids Golf Tournament

    On Saturday, July 27th, Ryan's Sports Grill in Fort Collins held an inaugural Fore the Kids golf tournament to benefit CASA of Larimer County.  Over 122 golfers showed up at South Ridge Golf Course to enjoy a beautiful and perfectly partly cloudy day. The benefit raised over $11,500 with a silent a…Read More

  10. From Listening to Advocating

    Glenda is a CASA volunteer serving on her third case.  "There is a saying, 'Be who you needed when you were younger.' That's why I advocate," says Glenda. Like many of our CASA volunteers, she has been a fierce advocate and in this month's mission moment, we share her story that exemplifies what it…Read More

  11. How One CASA Made a Difference

    When Mary first met her CASA child she wondered immediately how she would be able to make a difference as twelve-year-old Holly was severely autistic, non-verbal and not toilet trained.  But Mary got right to work, reading books about autism, contacting experts and reaching out to community special…Read More

  12. Bike to Work Day

    June 26th was the 32nd annual Bike to Work Day in Fort Collins.  Each year on the fourth Wednesday in June, FC Bikes hosts its signature Bike Month event: Bike to Work Day.  Fort Collins Bike to Work Day is a biannual event to encourage people to bicycle for transportation, experience the benefits…Read More