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    Stepping Up for Siblings

    It’s undeniable that the sibling relationship is a special and often formative relationship within families. Whether that bond is close or complicated, the shared history, points of reference, and stories of growing up make the sibling bond precious. There can be an ache in children and youth who …Read More

  2. Light of Hope Reimagined and Resilient

    CASA of Larimer County’s (CLC's) annual Light of Hope virtual fundraiser was an incredible success! This year's event celebrated the outstanding work of our organization, recognized key people in our community, and raised money for vulnerable children. We heard a powerful statement from Aubrey abo…Read More

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    Safety for the Whole Family

    Many families accessing services with Family Connections have histories of domestic violence. Often in those cases, the children have witnessed traumatizing altercations between their parents, but still love them both and want to spend time with each parent safely. Part of the work for our Case Mana…Read More

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    Together While Apart

    Advocating for a child's best interest inside and outside of the court is a tremendous responsibility, but it's just one part of what makes a CASA volunteer so incredible. At the most basic level, what a CASA provides for a child who has experienced the trauma of abuse or neglect is showing up, seei…Read More

  5. A father and daughter look at each other while decorating for Christmas

    Rekindling Connections

    Connection is a powerful thing, and families access our Family Connections services at a variety of different points along their journeys. Some families begin visitation or exchange services due to new conflicts at home, some begin services during a time of recovery from past trauma. Several years a…Read More

  6. Best Birthday Ever!

    “Best birthday ever,” Leianna squealed after her adoption was finalized by Judge Susan Blanco on her 11th birthday two Fridays ago. This day was 3 ½ years in the making, and quite a journey for Leianna and her two siblings, 6-year-old Matthew, and 8-year-old Dominaya. The trio of siblings were …Read More

  7. The Road to Emancipation

    Kyle* is a teenage boy who has been in foster care for many years. Like so many older youth in the system, he will likely “age out” of foster care. Without additional resources, he will officially emancipate as an adult when he turns 18. Unfortunately, that new freedom will come with all the cha…Read More

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    Making Connections, Preserving Memories

    When we reflect on what makes our visitation and exchange program special, one of the first things that comes to mind is our Harmony House property. The historic farmhouse has been well lived-in and well-loved across its life, and is a big part of what sets our program apart. Families visiting here …Read More

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    CASA Spotlight: Erin

    Here at CASA of Larimer County, we’re constantly amazed by the creativity and commitment of our volunteers. We know that for many children and youth in the foster care system, their CASA volunteer is the one stable adult in their life. We also know that the connection those kiddos feel to their CA…Read More

  10. Working Together Works

    Across both of our child-serving programs, positive outcomes for children and youth who have experienced abuse and neglect is paramount. Over the past year, we've implemented new strategies within our programs to better support the kids we serve, and build better supports for their families, the vol…Read More

  11. A Hopeful Future for Youth

    “It’s cases like this that are the reason CASA exists,” says CASA Case Supervisor, DeAnn Zamora. She’s talking about a Dependency & Neglect case involving two teenage girls. The case had been open for years and involved a myriad of issues, including drugs, violence, and suspected traffic…Read More

  12. Visiting Virtually from Harmony House

    One of the girls who had regularly been visiting with her Dad at Harmony House was missing her special time with him. Dad and daughter had tried to host virtual visits to see each other during the period of mandated social distancing, but couldn't due to connection issues with their Zoom visits from…Read More