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Foster care is one family’s legacy

Caring for kids in foster care is a part of Lizzie Allen’s family heritage. Lizzie’s grandmother, Marguerite “Peggy” Terbrack, always wanted 12 kids but only had nine. So, she and her husband decided to become foster parents in 1973. She … Read more

The Invisible Struggle of Kids in Crisis

Any given day in McLennan County around 700 children are in foster care. Out of those, CASA has an advocate working with around 240 of them. CASA stands for “Court Appointed Special Advocate.” The court assigns CASAs to advocate for … Read more

Volunteer Spotlight – Anthony Green

Anthony Green’s CASA Supervisor says “Anthony is incredibly dedicated to help his four CASA siblings (elementary age to teenagers) secure a safe and permanent home all together with a family member.  Anthony goes above and beyond in encouraging the caregivers’ … Read more

Volunteer Spotlight – Molly Winn

Molly Winn, our CASA volunteer spotlight for August 2018, has gone above and beyond to change the life of a foster youth.  Self described as under-qualified and extremely qualified at the same time, her CASA Supervisor notes that she loves … Read more

Volunteer Spotlight – Melissa Urteaga

Melissa Urteaga is a true go-getter. When she is not busy interning for CASA, she also holds down a full time job with the City of Waco and stays active in her daughter’s life – in 15 years of softball for her … Read more

Volunteer Spotlight – Cindy McAtee

A busy wife, mom and grandmother of 4, Cindy McAtee will celebrate her 13th year as a CASA Volunteer on June 14th. Cindy is deeply devoted to her work as a CASA volunteer. Having worked 6 cases during her time … Read more