CASA Superhero Run/Walk
CASA Superhero Run/Walk
CASA (Court Appointed Special Advocates) of Tarrant County is an organization of volunteer advocates who stand up on behalf of abused and neglected children because they want them to have a future brighter, more hopeful than their past. 500 abused and neglected children in Tarrant County are currently waiting on the critical voice of a volunteer advocate. Learn More.
Become a CASA volunteer this summer! Learn how you can make a positive impact in a child’s life at an upcoming Information Session.
500 children are waiting on the powerful voice of a CASA volunteer. We need your help! Make a donation today.
Don’s miss the TCU Theta 5K on Sunday, September 29th, 2019 at 8:30 a.m. beginning at Frog Fountain in the TCU Commons
Register for The Garage Men’s Grooming Golf Tournament benefiting CASA of Tarrant County. September 21 at Hidden Creek Golf Course
Severe physical abuse. Brothers searching for a safe home.
“Based on all their bruises, I’m worried about these kids,” an anonymous reporter told Child Protective Services in 2016. When CPS investigated the home of Jack and Nolan, they found hungry children too small for their age. Jack and Nolan were bound to constant nightmares and burdened with anxiety and psychological scars. Having been brought up in a home environment riddled with evil, they never understood what a healthy relationship looks like. They fought tirelessly to stay connected as brothers. With so many needs in an overburdened child welfare system, they needed a CASA.
Husband and wife team, CASA volunteers Jim and Patricia, made it their mission to keep these siblings connected and began their journey towards a stable life. Trained by CASA in trauma and its effects, they knew their brotherly bond was essential to their growth and recovery. CASAs Jim and Patricia worked with CPS to find the right families who could take the children and continue their path towards healing: “one of the kid’s biggest fear is that they’d keep getting moved again and again” said Jim.
Although they were adopted separately, Jack and Nolan were able to play a part in choosing their forever home. Their families frequently gathered to celebrate birthdays, share dinners, and get togethers – connecting two families forever. “Jack was shy…once you got to know him, he opened up and was so friendly. He opened up even more once he was in his adoptive home,” said CASA Jim. When it came time for the adoptions on National Adoption Day, the CASAs not only became their voice, but part of their family.
“The beauty of this story is the kids went to the right place. The boys went to two fantastic families who are connected to each other and are willing to keep that connection,” Jaime Hernandez, CASA Supervisor.