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VOLUNTEER SPOTLIGHT

Our volunteers are truly the heart of Boston CASA. The time, care, and attention they put towards our kids is invaluable and transforms lives. Jim Milke completed our Spring 2016 training and accepted his first case with 14-year-old "V" after that. Read about his experience as a CASA below... 1) Why...

VOLUNTEER SPOTLIGHT

Our volunteers are truly the heart of Boston CASA. The time, care, and attention they put towards our kids is invaluable and transforms lives. Gail completed our Fall 2016 training and is currently on a case with sisters, ages 9 and 10, who are living in foster care. Read about...

BOSTON CASA STAFF SPOTLIGHT

At the heart of Boston CASA are the exceptional people who dedicate their time, energy and resources towards ensuring a higher quality of care for Boston's most vulnerable children. #fostercare #awareness Meet Anne Silver - she joined Boston CASA as a volunteer in Spring 2013 and became an Advocate Supervisor on Boston...

THIS WEEK AT BOSTON CASA

Seventeen year old "M" was recently removed from her foster placement of two years. The teen and foster parents had been struggling with communication and curfew issues for several months. M was placed in a temporary respite foster placement and was really struggling. The respite foster parent would not allow...

The Hope Tree

This is a beautiful piece of art we call "The Hope Tree". It was created for and featured at our Gala last year and, today, was installed permanently in our office. "Hope" plays a critical role in the advocacy work we do on behalf of the vulnerable children in our...

VOLUNTEER SPOTLIGHT

Our volunteers are truly the heart of Boston CASA. The time, care, and attention they put towards our kids is invaluable and transforms lives. Emily Hodge is a longtime volunteer (8 years!!) and board member for Boston CASA. Read about her experience as a CASA below... **We also want to...

Meet Alfonso and Gregory

When I first met these brothers, they were 13 and 11. The older brother was very protective of his younger sibling. They were always clean, well spoken; very serious about school and sports. The older brother did almost all the talking as the younger one always looked on and occasionally...

Meet JJ and Chris

I first met JJ when he was four years old. He was in his second foster home since separation from his Mother about seven months before. He would be moved again to two additional foster homes over the next year. He was developmentally delayed and legally blind. He did not...

Meet Holly and Julian

At five-and-half-months-old, Julian was hospitalized with multiple broken bones in different stages of healing. His young parents reported that they didn’t know what had happened. Julian was diagnosed with non-accidental trauma and taken into the custody of the Department of Children and Families (DCF). Julian was placed with a foster...

Meet Alex and Shera

Shera entered foster care at age 15 due to a pattern of physical abuse at home. Her young parents were separated and both having difficulty coping appropriately with Shera’s risky behavior, which included disciplinary difficulties in school, an older boyfriend, drug use, and running away. One day she arrived at...