CASA of Collin County celebrates 30th anniversary, facility renovation

CASA of Collin County debuted its renovated facility on Davis Street in downtown McKinney on Sept. 14. (Miranda Jaimes/Community Impact Newspaper)
CASA of Collin County debuted its renovated facility on Davis Street in downtown McKinney on Sept. 14. (Miranda Jaimes/Community Impact Newspaper)

CASA of Collin County debuted its renovated facility on Davis Street in downtown McKinney on Sept. 14. (Miranda Jaimes/Community Impact Newspaper)

Image description
A ribbon-cutting ceremony was held Sept. 14 to mark CASA of Collin County's 30th anniversary and renovated facility. (Miranda Jaimes/Community Impact Newspaper)
CASA of Collin County celebrated its 30th anniversary with a ribbon-cutting and proclamation ceremony Sept. 14. McKinney officials and Collin County representatives gathered at CASA of Collin County, located at 101 E. Davis St., McKinney, to honor the work CASA does for children in the community.

CASA, or Court Appointed Special Advocates, are assigned to children who have been removed from their homes due to abuse or neglect. These advocates act on behalf of children in court to place them into a permanent home that serves the best interest of the child.


Renovations began in 2019 to create a more open work environment with an expanded training space. The renovated area was set to be unveiled in 2020 but was delayed when the COVID-19 pandemic hit in March, officials said.

“We’re very happy that everyone is here today to celebrate with us this new space. It's a new renovation and a new us continuing to do the work that we do serving these children,” said Tricia Clifton, executive director of CASA of Collin County.

For more information on CASA of Collin County, visit www.casaofcollincounty.org or call 972-529-2272.
By Miranda Jaimes

Editor, Frisco & McKinney

Miranda joined Community Impact Newspaper as an editor in August 2017 with the Grapevine/Colleyville/Southlake edition. In 2019 she transitioned to editor for the McKinney edition. She began covering Frisco as well in 2020. Miranda covers local government, transportation, business and nonprofits in these communities. Prior to CI, Miranda served as managing editor for The Prosper Press, The Anna-Melissa Tribune and The Van Alstyne Leader, and before that reported and did design for The Herald Democrat, a daily newspaper in Grayson County. She graduated with a degree in journalism from Oklahoma Christian University in 2014.



MOST RECENT

North Central Texas Council of Governments is proposing new uses for high-occupancy vehicle lanes on US 75 and is asking the public to provide feedback on the plan. (Community Impact staff)
McKinney residents can comment on plan that would pay some drivers to use HOV lanes on US 75

A pilot project in the corridor between I-635 and SH 121 just south of McKinney will evaluate the effectiveness of allowing solo drivers to use the HOV lane while also providing an incentive to cars with more than one occupant.

After almost five years of business, Taco Crush in McKinney has closed. (Community Impact Newspaper file photo)
After nearly 5 years in McKinney, Taco Crush closes its doors

The restaurant is listed as “Permanently closed” on Google, and a sign posted to the front of the restaurant described the closure notice as well.

All Serendipity Labs feature natural light with areas for teams to meet that meet health requirements. Pictured is Serendipity Labs Madison/Middleton, Wisconsin. The Serendipity Labs at McKinney–Craig Ranch will meet these same brand standards. (Courtesy Serendipity Labs)
Serendipity Labs coworking space sets McKinney opening date

Serendipity Labs will provide flexible workspaces that include private offices, coworking, team rooms and meeting and event space.

Jo Alch (right), founder and executive director of Pajamas for Seniors, and volunteer Allison Byrd-Haley collect pajama donations at Teresa's House in McKinney. (Brooklynn Cooper/Community Impact Newspaper)
McKinney nonprofit spreads 'love' and 'dignity' to senior citizens through pajamas

Pajamas for Seniors delivers pajamas to low-income seniors in nursing homes and hospitals.

Kyodai Handroll & Sushi Bar features fatty salmon sashimi. (Courtesy Kyodai Handroll & Sushi Bar)
Kyodai Handroll & Sushi Bar opens in Fort Worth; Plano joins peanut butter drive and more DFW-area news

Read the latest business and community news from the Dallas-Fort Worth area.

Renovations are taking place at the Collin College McKinney campus. (Rendering courtesy Collin College)
Renovations, construction underway at Collin College McKinney campus

The new center will be about 40,000 square feet and serve as a hub for students’ needs, including academic counseling, class sign-ups and payments.

Hoots Wings offers five cooking options and 14 sauces and dry rubs to choose from. (Courtesy Leah Trice of Fishman Public Relations)
Hooters spinoff opens in Fort Worth; Worth the Pour liquor store now serving Castle Hills and more DFW-area news

Read the latest business and community news from the Dallas-Fort Worth area.

Collin County commissioners have adopted an annual budget for the next fiscal year, and residents are projected to pay more in property taxes despite a lower tax rate. (Courtesy Fotolia)
Collin County adopts $411M budget with new property tax rate

Collin County continues to see increasing revenue from property taxes due to rising property values.

OsteoStrong is coming to McKinney later this summer. (Courtesy OsteoStrong)
Wellness center OsteoStrong now open in McKinney

Sessions are personalized for members and can be catered toward athletes, those with osteoporosis or anyone wanting to improve bone health.

The Healthgrades award recognized superior performance in Medical City McKinney among national hospitals. (Courtesy Medical City McKinney)
Medical City McKinney awarded for excellency

This year, Medical City McKinney was honored for women’s care through the 2021 Women’s Care Awards by Healthgrades.

Plans have been filed to construct a new Chick-fil-A restaurant at 1201 W. Main St. in Lewisville. (Courtesy Chick-fil-A)
Chick-fil-A coming to Lewisville; holiday decor shop opens in Grapevine and more DFW-area news

Read the latest business and community news from the Dallas-Fort Worth area.