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CASA hosts 7th annual Light of Hope fundraiser in Helena

CASA hosts 7th annual Light of Hope fundraiser in Helena

March 16, 2018

HELENA – Hundreds gathered in Helena to support and raise money for court appointed special advocates for children, known as CASA. CASA hosted the seventh annual Light of Hope event at the Raddison Colonial Hotel on Friday evening. The fundraiser featured a silent and live auction to raise money for the program. CASA provides volunteer guardians to work on behalf of abused and neglecte

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CASA celebrating 20 years of helping Helena-area kids in the court system

CASA celebrating 20 years of helping Helena-area kids in the court system

March 15, 2018

Court Appointed Special Advocates for children, or CASAs, are a major component of court cases involving children who have been removed from their homes for safety purposes. CASAs are responsible for determining what is best for the child: Should the child actually be removed from the home? Are the parents the bad actors they appear to be? Is the child damaged irreparably? Those hard questions

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CASA Honors Volunteers

CASA Honors Volunteers

June 16, 2017

CASA recently hosted the 6th Annual Light of Hope Benefit in April as part of Child Abuse Prevention Month. Light of Hope celebrates the service of CASA volunteers and partners working to give hope to abused and neglected children.

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New Advocates Sworn in

New Advocates Sworn in

July 8, 2016

Helena, Montana. On Thursday June 30th, 2016 the Honorable Judge Reynolds swore in 7 new volunteers as CASA volunteers—court-appointed special advocates for abused and neglected children. Family and friends gathered in the courthouse to watch the volunteers take an oath promising to advocate for the best interest of the child. The newly appointed CASA volunteers join 50 other dedicated co

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Children in Crisis: Missoula, state rapple with increasing child abuse cases

Children in Crisis

May 21, 2016

There's a sense of helplessness surrounding the rise in child abuse and neglect cases in Missoula and across the state.

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Helenans Honored by CASA of Montana

CASA of Montana Awards

May 16, 2016

Every year, CASA of Montana recognizes outstanding people...

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 Making Your Mark: Ben and Lena Havron honored as Foster Parents of the Year

Foster Parents of the Year

April 23, 2016

Ben and Lena Havron were the surprised recipients of a co-Foster Parents of the Year Award...

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Rise in child abuse cases alarms Montana officials

March 9, 2016

Child abuse and neglect cases in Montana's district courts have more than doubled since 2010, prompting renewed alarm from court officials and children's advocates.

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Making Your Mark: Volunteer speaks up for children in broken families

John Weida may be doing some of his most meaningful work now that he’s retired...

November 15, 2015

HELENA — John Weida may be doing some of his most meaningful work now that he’s retired. In his 71 years, he’s spent 17 of them working in a chemical dependency unit at the Montana State Hospital in Galen. He gave another 13 years to the state Department of Labor and Industry where he focused his attention on injured workers and insurance companies. But since 1991, before

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