Back-to-school season can be a tough time for children in foster care. Read more to see what two organizations did with the help of the community to provide relief to foster children as they start the school year.
As a biological mother, adoptive mother, and foster mother to 6 girls, Coryn’s life might be just what you call crazy. Dizzying schedules, healing from trauma, and making it work in a blended family is hard work. With a lot of unconditional love and patience, she makes it work. Read more on her experience in fostering, adopting, raising 6 girls, and working with CASA.
As a foster mom, Tiffany goes above and beyond for her children. Praised by case workers, teachers, and CASA volunteers, her passion shows in the amount of time and effort she spends in the children in her home. Her mantra is simple, plant a seed of hope in a child to help them realize their full potential. Read more on her experience as a foster mom, in working with CASA, and on her nonprofit Seeds 4 Hope.
We sat down with Janice Masokas, past CASA volunteer and current Prevention Coordinator at Guardian Angels, to talk about the recent documentaries on child sexual abuse. Learn more about the impact of “Abducted in Plain Sight”, “Surviving R. Kelly”, and “Leaving Neverland” and how speaking up can stop child abuse.
Alexis knew that she wanted to work with children but wanted to do more than teach. She changed her major to social work as a way to help children and families navigate their difficult environments. Now as an Advocate Supervisor, Alexis is guiding CASA volunteers on how to be the voice for a child. Read more on her reflections.
Kaleigh was inspired to become a social worker because of the impact her high school social worker had on her. As an intern she continues to be inspired by her mentors at CASA. Read more about her reflections.
Tessa was on track to becoming a lawyer. While working in a law firm she discovered her calling to social work. Read more about her reflections on social work and her CASA experience.
Next up on our social work intern reflections is Monique! Monique was a woman’s advocate, youth director, and CASA volunteer before she began her studies in social work. Read more about her reflections.
March is social worker appreciation month! This month we want to feature our social work CASA interns. Read more about our intern Laura Blum and her reflections on social work and CASA.
Couples who volunteer together, make a difference together. Since 2017, Tina and Dave Durbin have been changing the lives of children as CASA volunteers. Now as the owners of their own nonprofit, Angel Hooves Healing Hearts, Tina and Dave reflect on their CASA couple experience, and how their miniature horses have made a big difference.