April is Child Abuse Prevention Month and I wanted to do something to help vulnerable children in the community that I have called home during these last four years college. I chose to become an Advocate Supervisor and volunteer at Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA) of Brown County in order to make an impact in the life of at least one child. The joy I have felt being a part of this organization is unimaginable and has truly made me appreciate the opportunity to build relationships with some of the most resilient children I have ever met!
CASA of Brown County recruits, trains, and supports citizen volunteers to advocate for abused and neglected children under court protection until they are safe and thriving in permanent homes. CASA volunteers build special relationships with children under court protection and advocate exclusively on their behalf in monthly reports to the judge. These reports help the judge make important decisions about each child’s future.
Last year alone, 133 CASA volunteers advocated for 232 children in Brown County, making their lives safer and their futures brighter!
I was lucky enough to be 1 of the 133 amazing CASA volunteers and advocated for four children last year! I have seen the importance of showing up for my CASA children and the shift in their moods during our visits. We all want to feel loved and heard. Help me help more kids like mine!
Please take a moment to consider the impact of your donation through an encounter I had with my child: My CASA child is 9 years old and when asked, Where is your favorite place to be? her response was "With you."
Please consider making a donation today to help me reach my goal of $1,000! With your help, we will reach even more children who need an advocate during an extremely challenging and chaotic time in their lives. A child with a CASA volunteer is more likely to get help with other services, spend less time in foster care, find a safe, permanent home, and do better in school!
Thank you for joining me and being a CASA Champion!