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November 30 - December 1, 2017


Thursday, November 30, 2017 at 9:30 AM CST
Friday, December 1, 2017 at 4:00 PM CST

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CASA Staff and Volunteers can attend at a significantly reduced rate of $25. To get the discount, contact your CASA program for the code before registering.

For all others, the registration fee is $125. (Still a great price! This 2 day session is typically $278.)

Registration deadline is November 17th!


Best Western Saddleback Conference Center 
4300 SW 3rd Street
Oklahoma City, OK 73108

Driving Directions 

Best Western Saddleback Inn and
Conference Center

(1 blk east of Meridian Avenue)
405-947-7000 or 1-800-228-3903

For hotel room reservations on Nov. 30th, tell them you are with CASA. King room $79.99 + tax, Two Bedded Room $84.99 + tax. Deadline for this rate is Nov. 10th!

Other nearby hotels:
Days Inn OKC West     405-942-8294
Quality Inn & Suites     405-429-5299
Comfort Suites            405-943-2700
Courtyard by Marriott   405-946-6500
Holiday Inn Express     405-948-3366
Hampton Inn               405-604-8000


Stacey Brooks 
Oklahoma CASA Association 

Oklahoma CASA Association is pleased to present Bridges Out of Poverty, with Jodi Pfarr. This two-day workshop provides both social service providers and community members with key lessons in connecting with individuals living in poverty. Topics include increasing awareness of the differences in economic cultures and how those differences affect opportunities for success. This workshop is designed for audiences of employers, community organizations, law enforcement, counselors, health care and social service providers. Registration deadline is November 15th!

November 30th

9:30 am Register (sign in and get name tag)
10:00 am Workshop begins
1:00 pm Lunch on your own (for those that purchase buffet tickets, lunch is inside the hotel)
2:00 pm Workshop continues
5:00 pm End of Day 1

December 1st

8:30 am Register (sign in and get name tag)
9:00 am Workshop begins
12:00 pm Lunch on your own (for those that purchase buffet tickets, lunch is inside the hotel)
1:00 pm Workshop continues
4:00 pm End of Workshop

Jodi Pfarr of Minneapolis, MN, brings to her audiences the knowledge gained from direct experience with not-for-profit organizations. Pfarr provides Bridges Out of Poverty workshops as well as serves as one of the consultants in the certified trainings for Bridges.

Pfarr served as Executive Director of Emma Norton Services providing housing to single women with low-income, mental illness, and/or chemical dependency issues. She worked for several years for Catholic Charities supervising low-income housing units for people with mental illness, chronic inebriation, and/or low-incomes. This followed her post of supervising special needs shelter for the Salvation Army. Pfarr holds a master of divinity degree and is formerly a certified critical debriefer and chaplain with the St. Paul Police Department.