We believe meaningful partnerships are essential in
providing abused and neglected children with the
resources and support that they need.

They Are Worthy (January)

“They Are Worthy” is a social media recruitment program on Facebook. We partnered with DHHS, Guardian Light Family Services (GLFS), St. Francis Ministries, and NFAPA (Nebraska Foster and Adoptive Parent Association). This partnership program strives to recruit foster families and CASA volunteers for our area. Our main goal is recruitment, but we are also informing people about our services and making them aware of the reality kiddos in out-of-home placements experience when there aren’t foster care options in their home communities.

Dignity to Go (March)

We dropped off rolling suitcases, hygiene kits, backpacks with items for toddlers, and diaper bags with items for babies. These will be used for children removed from their homes due to abuse or neglect or for those who experience a change in placement. This was made possible through VOCA funding and through some of our United Way of Western Nebraska funding to provide direct support to the children we serve. Thankful for our supporters that make projects like this possible. Hoping it helps children going through challenging situations know they are worthy of love and that there is hope.

Social Worker Appreciation (March)

In recognition of Social Worker Appreciation Month we dropped off our cuddly CASA bear, “Case Manager” Hershey Bars, and note cards. We are thankful for the DHHS Caseworkers and Supervisors that work so hard to keep children in our community safe. We appreciate their work with CASA and their efforts to work towards reunification and finding children safe and stable homes. 

Through it All (April)

We partnered with DOVES and with the Panhandle Humane Society to raise awareness about the correlation between child abuse and neglect, animal abuse, and domestic violence. We did a social media campaign for two weeks which included fun, interactive posts, emotional statistics and videos, and a photo contest to be entered in a drawing to win prizes! We also featured animals from PHSS that were ready to be adopted!

Volunteer Appreciation (April)

We got to show some love to our volunteers during our April Volunteer Meeting and our April Board Meeting! Good food, an interactive game for volunteers, and plenty of sweets! WE ARE SO THANKFUL FOR ALL THAT YOU ARE AND ALL THAT YOU DO!

CASA Anniversary (July)

This year we are celebrating 25 years of serving children! Join us on 7/29/2021 at Hotel 21 in Gering to help us celebrate! In 1993, Judge Glenn Camerer, County Court Judge for Scotts Bluff County, began the process to establish a CASA Program in Scotts Bluff County. Shelly Fales, the local Foster Care Review Board Director, worked with Judge Camerer in start-up procedures. The first director of CASA of Scotts Bluff County was Cindy Howard who took over in December of 1995. The first training was held in September of 1996 with ten volunteers. 

National Night Out (August)

In the past, we have been part of National Night Out, but that was canceled in 2020 due to COVID-19. We are in the planning stages for 2021!

Light of Hope (September)

We collaborate with the CAPstone Child Advocacy Center to host our annual Light of Hope fundraiser. This past year we hosted a “No Show” Light of Hope event due to community health restrictions from COVID-19. Our event was incredibly successful, and we appreciate all of the support and encouragement we received from our area. We are in the planning stages for our 2021 event and look forward to having our CASA Champion, Nicole Abbott, be the speaker!

Through it All – Part 2! (October)

Stay tuned! We are in the planning stages for Part 2 of our Through it All event that took place in April!

adult affection baby casual

Adoption Day (November)

A partnership with DHHS where we send lists of requested gifts to our Volunteers and Board Members. Our Board Members and Volunteers purchase gifts for children in foster care, and then we wrap the presents our team purchases.

wrapped gift boxes with ribbons on table

Foster Care Ornaments (December)

A partnership with DHHS where we send lists of requested gifts to our Volunteers and Board Members. Our Board Members and Volunteers purchase gifts for children in foster care, and then we wrap the presents our team purchases.