Mission & Vision

Our mission is to provide trained independent volunteers who promote and advocate for the best interests of abused and neglected children in the justice system of Kittitas County. Our vision is a community that is aware of and committed to the efforts of Court Advocates to secure safe, permanent, and loving homes for abused and […]

#GivingTuesdayNow

On May 5, 2020 we come together as a global community… To give. To help. To thank. To heal. GivingTuesdayNow is a global day of generosity and unity, a day to come together and give back in response to the unprecedented need caused byCOVID-19, no matter who or where we are. We’re bringing together our […]

Proclamation on National Volunteer Week, 2020

Civic engagement and volunteer service strengthens the fabric of our Nation and reflects the true heart, spirit, and goodness of America.  National Volunteer Week is an opportunity to recognize and honor the countless individuals who selflessly invest in the lives of others.  These ordinary citizens make extraordinary contributions to individuals, families, neighborhoods, communities, and our […]

Siblings reunited through advocacy and family support

October 9, 2019 When three siblings whose mother struggled with addiction were removed from their home, the oldest sister was split up from her younger siblings. Rachel, the 15-year-old, had been her siblings’ primary caretaker for many years. Rachel was placed in an institution for youth with behavioral issues; she was depressed and sometimes suicidal, […]

CASA Needs Your Support

Ellensburg, Washington (February 4, 2020) – Through best-interest advocacy, Court Advocates for Children and our volunteers make a life-changing difference for Kittitas County’s most vulnerable children. Kittitas County’s CASA program, Court Advocates for Children began in 1985 under the leadership of Kittitas County Superior Court Judge JoAnne Alumbaugh.  For over 35 years the program has been […]

Virtual Visits With CASA Kids

Here are a couple ideas on how you might have virtual visits with your CASA kiddos. Create a vision board: The CASA or the caregiver can provide the child with pictures from a magazine that reflect the child’s feelings or future aspirations. Then the CASA and their case child can assemble it together via FaceTime […]

Have you heard?

Court Advocates for Children is looking to hire an Executive Director. After over twenty years, Carol Pidduck has announced her retirement as Executive Director to take place June 30, 2020. The board expresses its tremendous gratitude to Mrs. Pidduck for her years of service, vision and leadership.  “Carol has dedicated 20 years to Court Advocates […]

KITTITAS COUNTY YOUTH AWARDS

Kittitas County Youth Award Nomination Period Morgan Middle School teacher Mike McCloskey and his committee of volunteers are calling for nominations of young people deserving of recognition. Nominations are due by 5 p.m. on Friday, Feb. 14. Eligible youth include those aged five to 19 by December 31, 2019, or a group of youngsters within that age group. […]

Volunteer of the Year Awards

The Judge Alumbaugh Volunteer of the Year Award Each year, through the Judge Alumbaugh Volunteer of the Year Award, we honor an individual that inspires us to become better, and to do better, on behalf of the children we all serve. Volunteers are the cornerstone of our organization and are vital in advocating for the […]

2020 Annual Business Awards Nominations

Court Advocates for Children is pleased to be nominated for Non-Profit of the Year.   It has always been our vision that as a community, Kittitas County would be aware and committed to the efforts of Court Advocates to secure safe, permanent, and loving home for abused and neglected children in Kittitas County.  To be nominated […]

Celebration of Hope – 2019

Ellensburg, Washington (January 10, 2020) – December 3, 2019, Court Advocates for Children hosted its 34th Annual Auction and Dinner, Celebration of Hope, at Sue Lombard Hall. This event is a celebration of Court Advocates’ work in the community advocating for abused and neglected children. “Celebration of Hope is an inspiring and fun-filled evening to honor […]

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