The Advocate November 2013

Save the Date!

November 16, 2013
11:00~1:00 CST
Harmony House CASA
1005 Michigan Ave, LaPorte

We will be having officers from the La Porte County Police Dept and the City of La Porte Police Dept. here to meet, greet, and talk with the kids.

Many of the children involved in the system are afraid of police officers. We hope to teach the children that the Police are here to help! Bring your CASA children, foster children or any chil-dren, to our open house where they can learn about the good things the police do to help and protect us!

19th Annual Food & Wine Tasting

Our annual fundraiser was held on Oct 4, 2013 at the La Porte Civic Auditorium. A great time was had by all! Thanks to every-one who participated!

Thanks & Welcome to our 11 new CASA Volunteers!

On October 29, 2013, eleven new CASA Volun-teers were sworn in! Welcome Shari Miller, Joe Chapala, Yolanda Ruttledge, Ryan Bulger, Birgitta Nyman, China Miller, Michele Stowers, Sara Poffenberger, Alisha Stoewer, Cassondra Heric, & Kathy Albrecht!

Interested in becoming a CASA Volunteer? Need more information on what it means to be a CASA? ? Contact Laura Swanson at or 219-324-3385.

Our First CAYA Volunteers!

On October 30, 2013 our first ever CAYA Volunteers were sworn in! Thank you to Juanita Akins, Lisa Sharp, Peggy Rose, Mari Chapala, Joe Chapala, Cheryl Webster, Janet Catchings, Debra Strieter, and Karin Stark!

If you would more information about our CAYA Program contact Brenda Stellema at or call 219-324-3385.

A Big Thank You to the Kehoe Family!

Bruce, Tabatha, Zach, Nick, Jake, and Brianna Kehoe once again donated pumpkins to the children of Harmony House! Your kind donation was greatly appreciated!

Harmony House CASA Video!

If you have not seen our video you are missing out! It is an amazing video!


We have to give a HUGE thank you to Kirk and Wendy Steele and their wonderful family! The Steele family are the stars of our video!

Also a great big thank your to our CASA Volunteers in the video! Tim Franke, Juanita Akins, Lorriane Tighe, and Robert Krull.