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Volunteer Stories

The following is a collection of true stories from our CASA volunteers. Learn what inspired them to become a CASA volunteer, why they have continued on this journey, and a few of their joyous, rewarding, and sometimes difficult experiences along the way. 

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  • My CASA journey began at a dog adoption event where my wife and I were volunteering. One of the other volunteers had just taken a job as a Behavior Health Clinician with the County and I was asking her about her new position. She told me that the kids she was working with had life experiences just like many of the dogs at the shelter. They were abused, neglected, and even abandoned. She then described some of the emotional and even physical issues the kids were dealing with. I asked her what these kids needed most to help them get better. She gave me information about the CASA program. I figured if I could help dogs, I should be trying to help kids as well. So, I made the call. My work as a CASA has been an eye-opening experience that...

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  • My name is Anne Peaks.  I have been a CASA for 3 years.  During my time as a CASA I have had two cases – both very different from the other.  My first case was  for approximately a year and 1/4 with sisters, 4 and 6.  They were placed with a wonderful Foster Family when I first met them.  The youngest was quick to trust me but the oldest was leery of yet another unfamiliar adult in her life.  Over time, after seeing them each week and doing fun activities, such as pottery painting,  going to the library, making necklaces and bracelets, going to the park together, visiting the Tall Ships and attending the Nutcracker and The Little Mermaid, the oldest began to believe that I was there for them and would not disappear.  We developed a strong bond that...

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