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FY2017 ANNUAL REPORT CASA Volunteer Dorothy McGraw with Kaylynn and Melaney Photo by Josh Huskin

The mission of Child Advocates San Antonio (CASA) is to recruit, train, and supervise court-appointed volunteer Advocates who provide constancy for abused and neglected children and youth while advocating for services and placement in safe and permanent homes.

CASA Youth Tanner and Tristan Photo by Megan Bowling

CASA Youth Elizabeth with siblings

Photo by Ismael Rodriguez

Dear Friends, What an amazing year it has been! As the new CEO, I am proud to join a team of caring staff and volunteers, dedicated to advocating for abused and neglected children of Bexar County. I am also pleased to share that as our agency continues to grow, we have become more efficient and impactful in serving our community. To date, we remain the only agency in town providing direct and constant advocacy for abused and neglected children. Because of your charitable support during our last fiscal year, 538 active volunteers from our community served 2,282 children in the foster care system. By working closely with our staff, these amazing volunteers bridged the gap between social services and the court system, ensuring that the needs of each CASA child were met. Today, we remain dedicated to our mission and strive to meet the ever-growing needs within our community. Our volunteers continue to work each day to ensure that children have access to medical care, social services, and educational support they need. We remain committed to our role as an essential agency serving victims of child abuse and neglect. On behalf of the CASA children in Bexar County, thank you for your generous and caring contribution. I look forward to furthering our mission with your continued support. Together, we can positively impact the lives of our most vulnerable children. Sincerely, Marina J. Gonzales, J.D. President & CEO

HISTORY OF CASA In 1977, Judge David Soukup, declared he would no longer make ten-minute decisions that would aect a child’s life forever. He founded Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA) in Seattle, Washington to train volunteers to advise the court. He realized that there was no one whose only job was to provide a voice for the children in juvenile court. After retiring from the bench Judge Soukup became a volunteer for the organization he founded. In 1984, The National Council of Jewish Women in San Antonio founded Child Advocates San Antonio (CASA). They realized the children of Bexar County needed community volunteers to speak for their best interest. Over the last 34 years, many judges, attorneys, case workers, donors and volunteers have supported CASA and allowed it to grow into the thriving organization it is today.

CASA Volunteer Sherrill Unger with Javi

Photos by Joe Vega





In FY17 538 Volunteers actively served

In FY17 2,282 Children were served by

on a case.

an Active Volunteer.



largest program in the nation for number of volunteers

largest program in the nation for number of children served






largest program in the state

*According to National CASA statistics 2017

CASA Volunteer Mirna Cuellar with Vinnie and Amberlynn

Photos by Jessica Mewborne

One-year-old Vinnie was removed from his mother because of drug use, domestic violence, and neglect. His mother was pregnant and had mental health issues. Vinnie’s father was on parole and not working. I advocated for Vinnie to be placed with his paternal grandparents. They expressed concerns about Vinnie’s developmental delays. In court I advocated in support of the grandparent’s wish to transfer him to a better daycare, and the need for additional medical services. He learned to walk and eat solid food. He received referrals for an MRI and cardiology appointments for a heart murmur. During this time, the mother gave birth to Amberlynn, who was also placed with the grandparents. Ultimately, the parents did not complete their court-ordered services, and their rights were terminated. Both Vinnie and Amberlynn are together, happy, and loved by their grandparents. I made a difference in Vinnie and Amberlynn’s lives. I am Mirna Cuellar, CASA Advocate.

FINANCIAL REPORT Fiscal Year 2017 July 2016 - June 2017



• Net assets at end of fiscal year: $2,086,020 • Complete audited financial statements are available on our website:

PROGRAM SERVICES ........... $3,393,329 - 82.64% SUPPORT SERVICES ..................$353,598 - 8.61% COMMUNITY OUTREACH ........... $359,219 - 8.75%

REVENUE & SUPPORT TOTAL $4,243,719 IN-KIND GIFTS ...................................... $1,411,526 - 33.26% GOVERNMENT SUPPORT ......................... $1,259,971 - 29.69% FOUNDATIONS & GRANTS .......................... $496,383 - 11.70% PRIVATE CONTRIBUTIONS .......................... $759,466 - 17.90% UNITED WAY .............................................. $249,583 - 5.88% INVESTMENT INCOME .................................... $66,790 - 1.57%

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CASA Volunteer Brissa Ytuarte with Tanner and Tristan

Photos by Megan Bowling

Tanner and Tristan were removed from their home due to suspected abuse. The boys were timid and would stare at me instead of interacting. Tanner’s night terrors became more frequent and Tristan was delayed in his walking. Tanner and Tristan were lovingly cared for by their aunt and uncle throughout the case. The children thrived in the familiar home setting and quickly became attached to their aunt and cousin. After several visits, Tanner and Tristan opened up to me, talking and allowing hugs. Their parents worked hard on their services and eventually the family was reunited. I am grateful to have been the voice in court for the boys and as a part of a happy ending for the entire family. I made a dierence in Tanner and Tristan’s lives. I am Brissa Ytuarte, CASA Advocate.

CHAMPIONS OF HOPE SOCIETY Dr. Gregg T. Anders Hilda Baker Michael Belisle Carolyn Biedenharn Wayne Blasingame Vicky Boyce Robert Bracken Brain & Karen Brady Mark & Lynn Bradshaw Deborah Brodie Jeffrey Carver Susan Clement Richard Cooke Margaret Cowen Brandy & Jeff Czar Monica & Neal Dalrymple Tony Davila Gayle & Walter Embrey Julie Faulkner Flato Realty Advisors David & Jamie Fox Carmen Gellhausen Pamela Goble Sandra Gonzalez William R Griffin II Maryanne Guido Tanya Haug Rita & Kevin Holguin Scott House Kevin & Mel Johnson David Jones Mark Jones Jeffrey Kuhn Reby & William Lawler Christina & Steve Lecholop II Betsy & Michael Lennane Dr. Kathleen Light Jim Lube Nancy & Bill Maloy Jonathan Marek Johanna Mendez Larry Mendez Denise & Kevin Moore Dr. Amy & Michael Mulholland Susan & Gary Patterson Fernando Peralta Terry Plum Juanita Pelaez-Prada

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CASA Volunteer Courtney Graham with Grayson

Photos by Hilmy

At six weeks of age, Grayson was abandoned. He was severely neglected, very dirty, and still wearing a hospital bracelet. His birth mother suffered from mental health issues and severe drug abuse. She denied having children and refused to claim Grayson. His father was unknown. Though he was placed with a loving foster family quickly, Grayson had trouble bonding and suffered from physical development delays. Physical therapy sessions helped. Eventually Grayson was active and affectionate and by the end of the case he had a sparkle in his eye. Grayson’s birth mother was not active during the case, as a result I advocated for her parental rights to be terminated. I attended Grayson’s adoption ceremony; it was amazing to see the start of his beautiful life with his forever family. I made a difference in Grayson’s life. I am Courtney Graham, CASA Advocate.

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