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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

  2. 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

  3. 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

  4. 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

  5. Rebuilding Broken Bonds

    After not seeing her dad for several months, a young child was nervous about doing a supervised visit with him. When it came time for the visit, she decided she wasn't ready and choose to not see her dad. Her brother did the supervised visit and had a really fun time. The following week the little g…Read More

  6. 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

  7. 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

  8. 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

  9. 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

  10. 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

  11. 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

  12. 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