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Henrico Monthly

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  Please take time to read the latest issues of our newsletter and annual report!

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August 2014

August 2013

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CHEERS TO TWENTY YEARS!

Celebrating Our Volunteers

To view more photographs of this event click here!

It was a very special evening on Thursday, November 6, 2014, as Henrico CASA celebrated twenty years of providing passionate advocacy and a voice for abused and neglected children.

Held at the lovely Jefferson Lakeside Country Club, the evening included a cocktail hour, dinner, special awards, and a special song about CASA’s work performed by Melissa O’Neill, CASA’s Program Coordinator for all CASA programs across the Commonwealth.

We are glad so many of you came out to celebrate with us.  We also would not have been able to host such a lovely event without the support from the following, so a very special thank you to: 

  • Rhonda Abell, Jefferson Lakeside Country Club
  • Delegate Jennifer McClellan and Legislative Aide Abbey Philips
  • Melissa O'Neill
  • Justin Wilck
  • John Herzog Photography
  • Crown Trophy
  • Cakes by Graham
  • The Buttercream Bee
  • The Mixing Bowl Bakery
  • Sugar Shack Donuts
  • Thinking of You Creations

A very special thank you to all of our volunteers and board members.  Without you, implementing our mission would be impossible.

An Evening with Author K.L Randis

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On Tuesday, August 26, 2014, Henrico County CASA was pleased to host best-selling author K.L Randis.  Ms. Randis traveled from Pennsylvania to share her personal story of child abuse to the Greater Richmond community.  Held at the Belmont Recreation Center, Ms. Randis spoke about growing up in an abusive home, her experience with the child welfare system, and the importance of having an advocate throughout her court case.  Ms. Randis’ inspirational story was followed by a book signing where members of the audience had the opportunity to speak to her individually.  

Henrico CASA was thrilled and honored that Ms. Randis traveled to Virginia to join Henrico County CASA for a special community education event and to celebrate Henrico County CASA’s twenty-year anniversary!

Henrico CASA Wins Governor's Award 

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To celebrate the amazing volunteers who are the foundation of our work, Henrico CASA volunteers were nominated for the Governor's Volunteerism and Community Service Awards.

On June 6, 2013 at an awards ceremony held at Hunton & Williams LLP, Governor Bob McDonnell announced the nine winners of the 2013 Governor's Volunteerism and Community Service Awards recognizing individuals and organizations for their extraordinary volunteer efforts that contribute to the life and welfare of citizens throughout the Commonwealth.  

Henrico CASA was the recipient in the category of Outstanding Community Organization.  

"It's important that we celebrate the positive impact individuals, families, businesses and non-profits make in their communities through volunteerism each year," said Governor McDonnell. "The honorees recognized here today are agents of change and inspire all Virginians to engage in their communities."  

"Volunteerism strengthens outcomes for individuals and families throughout the Commonwealth," said Margaret Ross Schultze, Commissioner, Virginia Department of Social Services (VDSS). "We're honored to acknowledge these contributions which have helped those in need live safer, more fulfilling lives."  

The award ceremony was sponsored by Hunton and Williams, LLP with support from Genworth Financial in collaboration with VDSS' Office on Volunteerism and Community Service and the Governor's Advisory Board on Volunteering and National and Community Service. 

A warm congratulations and sincere appreciation to all of our volunteers for their ongoing commitment to keeping children in our community safe from abuse and neglect.

    Strong leadership and finances continue to support our work...

Strategic Plan

 Strategic Plan Document

 History and Projections

2013-2014 Financial Documents

Since Henrico CASA began accepting cases in 1994, we have helped promote safe homes for nearly 2,200 children.  During the past fiscal year, 126 CASA volunteers provided a voice in court for 316 children.  Click below to view our most recent annual report, audit and 990 tax form for July 2013 to June 2014 that details how we accomplished this.

Audit

990 Tax Form

Annual Report

Henrico CASA is dedicated to bringing the best possible advocacy to the children we serve. As a 501(c) 3 nonprofit organization, we rely on funding from corporate giving programs as well as foundations and individual donors who want to make a difference in the lives of children. 

2013-2014 Survey Report

At the end of each fiscal year, Henrico CASA requests that caregivers, children and Henrico County Juvenile and Domestic Relations District Court Judges fill out an end-of-the-year evaluation survey regarding the Henrico CASA program.  Every other year, an end-of-the-year evaluation survey is also sent to professionals and volunteers.  To view the 2013-2014 evaluation survey report, click here.