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CASA and WCCB Collaborate for Child Abuse Prevention Month

April 14, 2015

WCCB (Westmoreland County Children’s Bureau) and CASA of Westmoreland (Court Appointed Special Advocates) are teaming up to raise awareness of child abuse prevention during the month of April....More

Essentials for Childhood

April 9, 2015

As a complementary protective factors framework, CDC’s Essentials for Childhood provides a step-by-step approach that community partnerships can take to support families and prevent child maltreatment....More

Child Abuse Prevention Month

April 1, 2015

At CASA of Westmoreland Inc., we help abused and neglected children heal so they can live happier, safer lives. Our CASA volunteers – Court Appointed Special Advocates – make sure kids don’t get lost in the overburdened legal and social service systems or languish in foster care. CASA volunteers stay with children until their court case is closed and the child is placed in a safe, permanent home....More

Volunteer Spotlight

March 23, 2015

Ron is recently retired from public education after 38 years in the field of Special Education. He served as the Director of Special Education in the Franklin Regional School District and currently works as a Special Education Consultant for multiple school districts....More

Success Story

March 13, 2015

Mary Jo and Chris Bearley began fostering children several years ago and have welcomed 10 children into their home. After adopting three children, they decided that they would still foster one child at a time, but did not wish to adopt anymore - until the phone rang one fateful day. ...More

Volunteer Spotlight

March 2, 2015

Volunteer Spotlight: Jeanne Cerce. Jeanne has been a CASA volunteer since May 2008 and has had 6 cases with 16 children! In addition, Jeanne never hesitates to help us in the office or at special events....More

Volunteer Spotlight

February 24, 2015

Mary Lou Hugus has been a CASA volunteer since May 2008 and has had 6 cases with 7 children. Not only is Mary Lou a great advocate for children, she also is a great help in the office and at special events! ...More

Westmoreland County Children's Bureau Foster Parent Program

February 6, 2015

The goal of foster care is to provide for the physical, emotional and social needs of children and youths in the “substitute family setting” until the natural family can be reunited, or a permanent placement through adoption can be arranged. It is intended that through temporary placement of children in a foster home, regular visitation, and social work services, that troubled families can be reun...More

Volunteer Spotlight

February 2, 2015

Jessica Rafferty, Esq. is an attorney with Quatrini Rafferty and concentrates her practice in the areas of plaintiff personal injury litigation, family law and civil litigation. Jessica has been a CASA volunteer since December 2010 and is currently on her second case. ...More

A Little Boy and His Big Dream

January 14, 2015

My mother was a drug abuser—coke, heroine, crack. She had six kids with four different men. I was her third child, the result of a quick fling with a man who had just gotten out of the Navy. I didn’t meet him until I was 25 years old....More

Pennsylvania Updates Child Abuse Laws

January 6, 2015

Following the Jerry Sandusky scandal, Pennsylvania modified and updated child abuse laws including who is required to report child abuse (mandated reporters) and the manner in which child abuse is reported. ...More

Norwin Cheerleaders Donate Gifts to CASA Children

December 19, 2014

Abused and neglected children have something extra to smile about this holiday season thanks to the Norwin cheerleaders. On Monday, December 15th the Norwin cheerleaders had their annual holiday party and each member of the squad brought a gift for a child served by CASA of Westmoreland (Court Appointed Special Advocates). This is the sixth year that the Norwin cheerleaders have been donating ...More

Standard Charitable Foundation Awards $2,500 to CASA of Westmoreland

December 19, 2014

Standard Charitable Foundation has awarded a $2,500 grant to CASA (Court Appointed Special Advocates) of Westmoreland, Inc. to support their 'Expanding Advocacy' initiative, which is growing their capacity to serve more children in need. ...More

Share the Love with CASA of Westmoreland

November 25, 2014

CASA of Westmoreland, Inc. is teaming up with Sendell Subaru for their Subaru “Share the Love” event from November 20, 2014 until January 2, 2015. During this time, customers who buy or lease a new Subaru will be able to designate a non-profit organization of their choice to receive a $250 donation. Sendell Subaru chose their local hometown charity to be CASA of Westmoreland, Inc. ...More

Holiday Shopping with Amazon Smile

November 6, 2014

Do your Holiday shopping through Amazon Smile and CASA will receive a percentage of your total order! It’s a quick and easy way to help support abused and neglected children in your area. ...More

2014 Volunteer Appreciation

October 23, 2014

CASA of Westmoreland, Inc. held their annual Volunteer Appreciation at Quatrini Rafferty in Latrobe on October 2, 2014. DeLallo’s once again graciously sponsored food for the event. In addition to appreciating all of the volunteers, CASA handed out a few spotlight awards and the prestigious Chip Funari Volunteer of the Year Award. ...More

CASA Superhero 5K / Kids 1K Fun Run

September 12, 2014

CASA held its first Superhero 5K and Kids’ 1K Fun Run on Saturday, September 6th at Hempfield Park & Athletic Complex. This event was in partnership with Hempfield Community Days....More

Superhero 5K / Kids 1K Fun Run

August 13, 2014

CASA of Westmoreland is holding a Superhero 5K and Kids’ 1K Fun Run on Saturday, September 6th at Hempfield Park & Athletic Complex. This event is in partnership with Hempfield Community Days. The race starts at 10:30am so that runners and supporters can stay and enjoy all the festivities of Hempfield Community Days. This event supports the program’s mission of providing advocacy to abused and ...More