481 Main Street, Suite 203
Hazard, Kentucky 41701
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News & Events

From photos to news to everything in between, here’s what we’ve been doing to advocate on behalf of youth in our community. CASA is proud to make a difference in the lives of children who need a safe place to live. Check out some of our pictures from past events.

Recent CASA News

  • We welcomed our newest hire Sarah Moorefield as our new Community Engagement and Development Specialist. 
  • New Board Members: We welcomed on three new Board Members in March: Patrick Hall, Kristie Goff, and Kendra Johnson. We are excited for them to be apart of our CASA team and look forward to their help in making this organization everything it can be.
  • Paint & Picnic: To welcome in the Spring Season, we hosted a Paint and Picnic fundraiser. With the help of Kenna's Creative Canvas we had a huge turnout to the event and everyone painted the most beautiful flower boxes. Thank you to everyone for your support.
  • Coffee Sleeves: During the month of April, we partnered with the Hazard Coffee Company to help raise awareness of child abuse and neglect. We partnered with local elementary schools in the region to help color white coffee sleeves with the depiction of, "What makes home special?" 
  • Young Visionaries Art Gala: With the kickoff of Child Abuse Prevention month in April, we hosted an Art Gala celebrating the talents of young artists in Eastern Kentucky. With the help of local High School children, they created various forms of art with the depiction of, "What does home mean to you?" Our Gala was a huge success and congratulations to our top winners! 1st place was Saigen Holliday. 2nd place was Niko Fugate and 3rd place was Lacyn Hylton. Thank you to the Appalachian Arts Alliance for allowing us to host our event at your beautiful office space, and thank you to our generous donors for donating prizes for our winners. The Printery in Floyd County donated an art supply basket, The Artisan Center donated free classes to their workshop and Texas Road House donated free dinner vouchers. 
  • Out of this world exercise Dance Party was held on May 11th at the Challenger Learning Center in Hazard. 
  • Mayfest 2024 kicked off on Saturday, May 11th in Downtown Whitesburg. The event kicked off with a performance by Kyle McCowan, Johnny Pop Day and Cory Michael Harris. There were lots of booths, crafts and food! Join us next year at Mayfest 2025
  • Kentucky Bar Foundation Award "The Kentucky Bar Foundation’s mission is to further the public’s understanding of the judicial system and the legal profession through programs and philanthropic partnerships that help those in need. One of the ways that the Foundation serves this mission is by awarding annual grants to law-related organizations and projects". CASA of the Appalachian Mountains was awarded the Kentucky Bar Foundation award in May 2024 for $1,140 to help support our Optima program through Evinto Solutions for the upcoming fiscal year. Evinto Solutions supports the work of CASA programs throughout the country by providing software to track and recruit volunteers, case management, retrieve customizable reports and so much more. By receiving this award from the Kentucky Bar Foundation, CASA is able to further our mission of helping the abused and neglected children in the communities of Eastern Kentucky. 
  • Community Resource Fair was conducted at the campus of HCTC. CASA participated alongside numerous local organizations that provided residents information on resources in this area. 


Upcoming events

  • CASA 101 will be August 2nd @12pm at our Floyd County Office at 222 West Court Street Prestonsburg KY. Come out and learn more about who we are, what we do, and how you can help! 
  • Pre-Service Training for Pike, Floyd and Magoffin counties will begin August 13th - August 29th. 
  • Back to School Bash August 2nd @5pm in Archer Park
  • Pre-Service Training for Perry, Knott, Leslie and Letcher counties will begin October 8th - October 29th 
  • Volunteer Appreciation Cookout will be October 26th @ 12:30at the Laurel Shelter at Carrs Fork Marina 


Upcoming Festivals! 

  • Gingerbread Festival September 5th - 6th
  • Cornbread and Chaos September 13th 
  • Black Gold Festival September 19th - 20th
  • Mountain Heritage Festival September 26th - 27th 


  • Advance Auto Parts
  • Community Trust Bank
  • Electric Beach
  • Read Spotted Newt
  • Fugate Family Chiropractic
    Fugate Family Chiropractic
  • Peoples Bank and Trust
    Peoples Bank and Trust
  • Karma Spa and Salon
    Karma Spa and Salon
  • Harvey Performance
    Harvey Performance
  • We the People of Eastern Kentucky
    We the People of Eastern Kentucky
  • The Printery
    The Printery
  • Challenger Learning Center
    Challenger Learning Center
  • Appalachian Artisan Center
    Appalachian Artisan Center
  • Appalachian Arts Alliance
    Appalachian Arts Alliance
  • Texas Road House
    Texas Road House
  • Save a Lot
    Save a Lot
  • Food City
    Food City
  • Pepsi Bottling Company
    Pepsi Bottling Company
  • Walmart

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