2011 Annual Report - Child Advocacy Services


2011 Annual Report - Child Advocacy Services
Child Advocacy Services
Top 11 in 2011
PNew partnerships with Lallie Kemp, North Oaks, and
St. Elizabeth Hospitals to distribute SBS:101!™ Don’t
Shake Take A Break™.
P Passed Louisiana Senate Resolution No. 29
designating May 26, 2011 “Shaken Baby Syndrome
Prevention Day” in honor of Rey by Senator Amedee.
PTrained 477 adults through Darkness to Light’s
Stewards of Children™ to prevent child sexual abuse.
P Trained 22 new facilitators in Louisiana to offer
Darkness to Light’s Stewards of Children™ trainings.
P Staff named Children’s Advocacy Center of LA Staff
of the Year.
P Staff honored by Louisiana Foundation on Sexual
Assault 1st Annual Martha Angelette Award.
Proudly serving Ascension, Assumption, East and West Feliciana, Livingston, St. Charles, St. Helena, St. James, St. John and Tangipahoa Parishes.
P.O. Box 1321
Luling, LA
(985) 785-5226
P.O. Box 751
Napoleonville, LA
(985) 369-2502
P.O. Box 280
LaPlace, LA
(985) 652-8384
P.O. Box 1568
Gonzales, LA
(225) 647-2005
Denham Springs
P.O. Box 1455
Denham Springs, LA
(225) 791-3136
P Obtained over 1760 hours of professional
development; resulting in over 70 hours per staff in one
Child Advocacy Services Staff
P.O. Box 46
Jackson, LA
(225) 634-2225
303 E. Oak Street
Amite, LA
(985) 747-0868
1504 W. Church Street
Hammond, LA
(985) 902-9583
P Since 2006, increased services to children and
families through the CAC by 55% and CASA by 54%.
Child Advocacy Services
“One determined person can make a significant difference, but a small group of determined
people can change the course of history.”
- Sonia Johnson
Tracy Dahmer-Farris • Sherry Beall • Alexis Ducorbier • Elsbet Smith
Dr. Chris Wroten • Lisa Casas • Mary Pirosko • Ronald St. Pierre
Randall Jackson • Paige Moody • John Harmon • Mike Williams
2011 CAS Board of Directors
• Served 476 children with 238 advocates
• Trained 59 volunteers
• Placed 168 children in permanent homes
• Welcomed Veronica London, Advocate Supervisor
for the Felicianas, Susan Beth Bourgeois as Advocate
Supervisor for Ascension/St. James, Rachel Hester as
Advocate Supervisor for Ascension/Napoleonville
• Attended National CASA Conference, Chicago
(March 19-22)
• Michael Piraino, CEO of National CASA visited CAS
and participated in the Forgotten Children Campaign in
Baton Rouge (May 26th) at the Capital.
• Conducted 507 forensic interviews.
• Provided 1701 hours of counseling to 235 individuals.
• Provided 345 hours of prevention to 4923 individuals.
• Welcomed Sara Gazzo and Jessica Oddo as the
Clinical Services Coordinators in St. Charles and St.
John parishes.
• Partnered with 21st JDC Tri-Parish Rape Crisis Center
and Louisiana Foundation Against Sexual Assault to
provide additional clinical services.
• Hosted MDT training with DA’s office in Livingston.
• Partnered with St. Elizabeth’s Hospital to distribute
SBS:101 resource.
• Introduced prevention education in 23rd JDC.
CASA Program 2011 Highlights
CAC Program 2011 Highlights
Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA) are
trained volunteers who serve as powerful voices for
abused and neglected children. A CASA stands beside a
child with the primary goal of helping them reach a safe
and permanent home.
Children’s Advocacy Center (CAC) conducts forensic
interviews for children in a safe environment who have
disclosed sexual or severe physical abuse. Additional
advocacy, clinical services, and prevention education
services are offered.
P Invested 4867 hours in volunteer support to our local
communities saving over $103,959.00!
P Honored Wal-Mart Foundation with the 2011 Mary
Ellen Award.
CAC chalk board in outdoor
play therapy center
CASA Volunteers swearing
in St. Charles Parish
Joelle Henderson receives
CACLA Staff of the Year
CASA Volunteer swearing in Tangipahoa Parish
CASA Volunteers
swearing in
Livingston Parish
Learn more 800-798-1575 / www.childadv.net
East Ascension Rotary Mardi Gras Ball benefiting CAS
1st Annual Sundresses and Shrimp Boots and winners of custom boots
Child Advocacy Services (CAS) kicked off our 3rd annual
Cottages for CASA Playhouse Raffle last summer with a
preview party revealing the playhouse design to sponsors
and local community leaders in Tangipahoa, St. Charles
and Ascension Parishes. Local builders donated their
time and labor to build 2 custom playhouses designed by
Holly and Smith Architects. Our 2011 Cottages for CASA
Raffle winners were John Guerin and Judy Brewer.
Glen Alack
Malcolm Fitzhugh
Darrell Amar, Jr.
Zachry Industrial
Our appreciation
Gabriel Building Supply
Home Depot
John Holmes
J. William, LLC
Landry Lumber
Sherwin Williams Paint
Helm Paint
CAS staff and Partners Sundresses and
Shrimp Boots at Frenier Landing
Thanks to the community members
that helped with the delivery of the
East Ascension Rotary joins
Cottages for CASA as a sponsor
• Darren Bennett of Bennett’s Towing
and Recovery
• Gordon Anderson of the 7th Ward
Marshal’s Office
• Gus O’Krepke, Don’t Fuss, call Gus
The project would not have been
possible without the support from
our sponsors, partners and our
River Parishes Hospital Partner as a
sponsor for Cottages for CASA
April Turns BLUE to Prevent
Child Abuse and Neglect
2011 Winners of
Blue Run
Forgotten Children day
at the Capital
Winner 2011 Calendar art contest
from Napoleonville Elementary
Become a powerful voice for Children!
Learn the Facts:
70% of all reported sexual assaults occur to children
ages 17 and under.
80% of incidents of abuse occur as a result of one to one
contact with children.
90% of children who are sexually abused know their abusers.
100% of adults are responsible for protecting our children.
Our Partners and Powerful Voices for Children
• Anonymous
• Berryland Campers & Motors
• Central Primary
• City of Hammond
• Committee to Elect Chris Broadwater
• Cypress Pointe Surgical
• Exxon Mobile Foundation
• Florida Parishes Bank
• Hammond Fraternal Order of Police
• Hammond Union of Police
• Gonzales Primary School
• Grace Memorial Episcopal Church
• Hammond Blues & BBQ
• Honeywell Hometown Solutions
• Jim Carey Distributing
• Mr. & Mrs. Chris Moody
• Mr. & Mrs. Robert Randal
• Rotary Club of East Ascension
• Alexis Ducorbier, State Farm Insurance
• Darrel Amar, Jr.
• Ballard Petroleum
• Bill Hood Auto Group
• Bond Eye Clinic, Inc.
• Pamela Bonura
• Lisa Casas
• Catholic Daughter of the America
• City of Hammond
• John and Shirley Creel
• Brett Duncan
• Exxon Mobil Foundation
• Tracy and Patrick Farris
• Northshore Community Foundation
• First Guaranty Bank
• Florida Parishes Bank
• Fr. Clement Ladies Auxiliary
• G.W. Carver Primary
• Gonzales Primary School
• Hammond Knights
• Hammond Rotary Club
• Hammond-Ponchatoula Sunriser
Rotary Club
• John and Annie Harmon
In-Kind Support
• Anonymous
• J&K Office Supply and Printing
• Visually Speaking
• Holly and Smith
• Northshore Broadcasting
• Daily Star
• Gonzales Weekly Citizen
• Alack Refrigeration
• Amar Oil
• Farm Bureau Insurance
• Lamar Outdoor Advertising
• Crapanzano Brothers
• Sherman Williams Paint
• Boh Brothers
• Gabriel Building Supply
• Helm Paint
• Spoga Fitness Studio
• Speedway Printing
• LaCarreta
• Mike and Emily Williams, Subway
• Pierre Part Store
• Shell Chemical
• Wal-Mart Hammond
• Sunshine Pages
• Holy Ghost
• ATMOS Energy
• Kids Stuff Magazine
Child Sponsorships
A donation of $1,541 provides an entire year of services for one
child through CAS’s Child Sponsorship Plan. Services include:
Take A Stand!
• Holy Rosary Roman Catholic
Church Congregation
• Kiwanis Club of Ponchatoula, Inc.
• Mr. and Mrs. Billy Knott
• LeBlanc’s Food Stores
• La Carreta, Inc.
• Mr. and Mrs Jimmy Maurin
• Mrs. Lillie Maurin
• Ms. Blair McMorris
• Moody & Johnson Attorneys at Law
• David and Anne Moyer
• Dr. and Mrs. Claude Nesser
• North Oaks Health System
• Dr. and Mrs. Robert Peltier
• Phil’s Grill
• Mrs. Mary Pirosko
• Mr. Stephen Pirosko
• Ponchatoula Lions Club
• Ms. Helen Putman
• Mrs. Beryle Ramsey
• Mrs. Jane Robert
• Mr. and Mrs. William Rose
• Rotary Club of St. Charles Parish
• S & W Wholesale Foods Inc.
• Shell Chemical LP
• Ms. Elsbet Smith
• Ms. Jan Songy
• St. Charles Women’s Club
• St. Paul Lutheran Church
• Sumner High School
• TCC Rentals
• Mr. Alex Theriot, Jr.
• Theta XI Fraternity
• Tim B. Elkins, Sr. State Farm
• Mrs. Debora Tremont
• Judge Zorraine Waguespack
• Wal-Mart Foundation
• Beverly Wilson
• Women for a Better Louisiana
• Mr. and Mrs. Van Lambert
• Mr. and Mrs. James R. Wooley
• Dr. and Mrs. Chris Wroten
Display a Blue Ribbon
Talk About “It”!
Become a CASA
Make a donation!
Learn more at www.childadv.net
800-798-1575 / www.childadv.net
First Guaranty Bank awards
a Child Sponsorship
P Volunteer Advocacy
20 g in
P Forensic Interviewing
P Individual and Family Counseling 12!!
P Prevention and Community Education
P Awareness of Child Abuse or Neglect Needs
Child Sponsorship
These sponsors are passionate about helping improve the quality
of life for children in our community!
2011 Revenue
• United Way $154,250
• Grants and Contracts $1,068,401
• Contributors $124,711
• Other $70,325
Senator Amedee and Senator
Nevers sponsor senate resolution
Blue Run 2011
St. John Parish CASA Volunteer
Appreciation Brunch
Ribbon cutting at new CAS office in Denham Springs
“Child abuse is an unspeakable tragedy that must be spoken
of. Children must always have a voice and someone to
speak to in our communities. CAS is that voice, that ear to
listen, that shoulder to cry on, that safe haven to turn to for
help, and that opportunity to begin healing. CAS is a tireless
advocate for the elimination of child abuse altogether. Our
Board, our staff, and our volunteers enthusiastically embrace
the challenges this mission presents, and continue to work
diligently on behalf of children everywhere. Your continued
commitment to give voice, healing, and security to our
children is greatly appreciated!”
– Dr. Chris Wroten, Board President
2011 Expense
• Program Activities $1,233,932
• Management and General $96,094
• Fundraising $17,825
Our Proud Partners