Speaking with confidence and grace, Jewel Arledge stood before a roomful of people Wednesday night at the Silverthorne Pavilion and recounted the hell that was her childhood. Now 20, Arledge works two jobs as she takes classes full-time at Red Rocks Community College. She’ll soon transfer to Metropolitan State University of Denver, where she’ll pursue a double major, and she has designs on chasing a doctorate degree in corporate law after that.

“I’m not slowing down anytime soon,” she said.

Arledge was one of several guest speakers Wednesday night as CASA of the Continental Divide celebrated its 20th birthday, thanked its donors and honored two of its success stories.

Date posted: February 21, 2019 | Author: | No Comments »

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A Big Thank You to Slifer, Smith and Frampton!


For their kind feature of CASA of the Continental Divide in their most recent

Local’s Perspective Newsletter.


Your Support Means the World!

Charity Spotlight: CASA – Court Appointed Special Advocates

Slifer Smith & Frampton is proud to support our local charities through our SSF Foundation. This month’s featured charity is CASA – Court Appointed Special Advocates. CASA is a nonprofit organization that trains and supervises volunteers to represent the best interests of victims of child abuse, neglect, and severe domestic conflict. CASA volunteers are appointed by judges to be a voice for these children in court and in the community. The desired result is that children be placed in safe, loving homes where they can thrive.

CASA is a national organization with branches all over the country. Our local branch, CASA of the Continental Divide, covers Summit, Eagle, Lake and Clear Creek counties. It is run by 65 child advocate volunteers who work hard making sure that the child they serve is being well cared for and receiving loving support through a difficult process. Last year the CASA of the Continental Divide volunteers and board members donated over 5,000+ hours of their time and drove over 45,000 miles on behalf of CASA and the children they serve.

CASA’s goal is to have volunteers serving 100% of child welfare and truancy cases throughout the district. To learn more about becoming a volunteer visit the “Volunteer Training” section of the website. Also, be on the lookout for their annual charity golf tournament in June of 2019.


Date posted: January 25, 2019 | Author: | No Comments »

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Follow Liam’s Journey as he ages out of the foster care system. Richard Wisker stars in this exclusive web series, charting his quest for fame and fortune. Written by Matt Evans.

Date posted: September 6, 2017 | Author: | No Comments »

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