Cole and Katie

Cole (6 months) and Katie (4 years old) came into foster care when police found drugs, paraphernalia, and excessive garbage in their home. It was not the first time the police had visited this home; in the past they had investigated methamphetamine sales, drive by shootings and disturbance calls.

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Sara, Aiden, Marcus & Andrew

FourSiblingsCASA volunteer Julia could hardly believe it. After years of denial, the mother on Julia’s case began realizing that she needed to change, acknowledging that she had been responsible for her children’s placement into foster care. She frequently called the family counselor for support on how to set boundaries appropriately. She lost significant weight that had once prevented her from climbing the stairs to supervise her children.

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David’s Story

David lived in constant fear. Every boyfriend that entered his mother’s life was abusive and controlling.  Under great stress, David began to suffer mental health issues.  At age five, he entered foster care and was assigned to Susan, a CASA volunteer.  Susan took the initiative to ensure that “team” meetings were held regularly and included all the people essential to a successful outcome: David’s counselor, attorney, foster parents, and DHS case worker, as well as David’s mother and her counselor. 

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Joshua & Caitlin’s Story

Siblings playingJoshua was brought into foster care at age two with bruises and broken bones. Joshua’s mother’s boyfriend, who used methamphetamines, had abused the young boy. Fortunately, the mother had a good family support system, and Joshua was placed into foster care with a relative. When his sister Caitlin was born a year later, she was also taken from her mother and put into foster care.

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Alma’s Volunteer Corner: A Quiet Week of Catching Up

Aug6Last week, I took a few days off work to spend time on the coast with family and next week I will visit with my CASA kid so it’s been quite these last few days. Compared to the excitement of getting shoes donated and the generosity of our community, this week is pretty mellow. But that’s a good thing.

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Hailey’s Story

Hailey, a 6 year old girl, is living in foster care after she disclosed sex abuse, and is on our waiting list for a CASA volunteer. The person she named as her abuser, however, passed a polygraph and no charges were filed.

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