Wishing a very happy retirement to our Development Director, Paula McKay! Paula is retiring today after 18 years at Tulsa CASA and she will be greatly missed in our agency. Congratulations Paula!
The Need for Male CASA’s
CASA volunteers (Court Appointed Special Advocate) have proven to be so important in the lives of my children over the last six years. Sometimes they are the longest lasting mentor that these children have while in foster care. They love, they care, they help, they mentor & they speak up for what is in the best interest of each child during such a confusing & scary time. But often, they stay in that child’s life long after their “job” is over because they become part of their ‘family’ or support system.
Our sweet baby boy got a new CASA advocate last week. Out of so many CASA’s, this is the first time EVER over the last six years to have a male CASA!
It got me thinking about percentages, so I reached out to find that about 80% of CASA’s are women & only 20% are men. Understandably so, but wouldn’t it be cool to have more men who could be strong mentors & role models to fill the gap for boys in foster care? I am so thankful that this man chose to fill the gap for this child & be a strong, positive male influence in his life!
Men! If you have the time, the energy & the passion for kids in foster care—I ask that you look into becoming a child advocate. Look into changing children’s lives & growing that 20%. Become the voice for children who don’t often feel like they have one.
Post shared from: www.facebook.com/RealLifeFosterMom
It has been 3 weeks since Tulsa CASA officially suspended in-person visits to children and families. Some of our volunteers haven’t seen their CASA kiddos in a month or more! While social distancing is hard, our advocates have not missed a beat. They’ve even gotten quite creative in their virtual contacts with families, using apps and games over FaceTime to keep in contact and maintain connection. We just want to say THANK YOU to our amazing volunteers. Many of them are juggling work, “homeschooling”, family life, and CASA. We are so proud of the commitment and dedication they give to the families they work with everyday.
Happy Boss’s Day to our very own “World’s Best Boss” Elizabeth Fisher! A fun fact about our office: we love ‘The Office’. Here’s 3 fun facts about our Executive Director!
1. Liz has two birthdays
2. She’s the youngest of 5 siblings
3. Her whole family drives Jeep Wranglers
TU Kappa Alpha Theta’s Visit Tulsa CASA
Kappa Alpha Theta at The University of Tulsa started off their work week at Tulsa CASA this morning! Nationally, Theta chapters around the country have supported CASA for over 25 years. Since 2012, the Theta’s at TU have raised more than $60,000 for our organization through on-campus fundraising! They also help with CASA Casino and our Holiday Party each year. We’re thankful to have their support and wish them a great week in recruitment! #TulsaCASAlovesTulsaTheta