Continuing with our "Inspiring CASA" series, we wanted to share the story of how CASA Kristin went above and beyond. Her case youth, "Destiny," has Graves Disease, an autoimmune disorder that causes an overactive thyroid. Check out this blog post to read how Kristin is supporting Destiny during an especially challenging time for someone who has a compromised immune system.
It comes as no surprise that the generous volunteers who serve as Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASAs) for local children in foster care are stepping up in extraordinary ways—even when facing uncertainty themselves. In the coming weeks, we’ll be sharing inspiring CASA stories, which we truly hope will uplift and encourage you. Here we share the story of CASA Kim and “Sarah.”
To aid our CASA volunteers in maintaining and even building relationships with their case children while they are unable to meet in person, we compiled a list of fun and productive activities they can enjoy with youth from a distance.
The COVID-19 and its potential impact on our community – including the children we serve, our volunteers, and our staff – is of great concern to us at Voices for Children, and we are closely monitoring the situation both locally and nationally. As the situation continues to develop, we will update this page with information that affects our volunteers, our operations, and, most important, our children.
Have you ever wondered what a typical month might look like for a Court Appointed Special Advocate (CASA)? Our CASA volunteers report spending an average of 10 to 15 hours per month on their role. In this blog post, read the notes of CASA Sherry as she breaks down her schedule.
The commercial sexual exploitation of children (CSEC) is one of the fastest growing epidemics in our country, with our most vulnerable children, foster children, often falling victim. Learn more about the warning signs of human trafficking in this blog post.
Most people will never see the inside of a Juvenile Dependency courtroom, but many children do. Read this post to learn more about the process of foster care and the various outcomes.
Permanent placement into a safe, secure, and healthy home is a huge milestone for our children, CASAs, and staff alike. In this post, staff members share some of their favorite adoption stories from over the years.
We picked the brains of a few of our Court Appointed Special Advocate (CASA) volunteers who are currently balancing work and volunteering about what a full-time employee can expect when they become a CASA volunteer.
With a Court Appointed Special Advocate (CASA) by their side, foster youth are more likely to pass all school courses and are significantly less likely to be expelled. Read the story of Kristina and how her CASA provided support to her educational journey.
On October 15, 2019, Voices for Children officially welcomed Kelly Capen Douglas, Esq., as our new President & CEO. We invite you to watch this short video to hear directly from Kelly about what drew her to Voices for Children and the message she wants to share with our CASAs and supporters.
In order to learn more about the organization and what it’s like for our volunteers to become CASAs, one of our newest staff members went through the CASA application process, from start to finish, and wrote about the experience.