Each of our CASA volunteers has a unique, powerful story to tell. That’s why they’re the heart of our agency. Every day, we are privileged to see the difference that CASA volunteers and staff make in the lives of abused and neglected children in Jackson County. Here are a few stories we can share:
CASA Volunteer Margie Carder helped two children reunite with their mother in October. The children came into care due to medical neglect, and Margie worked diligently with their mom, her boyfriend, and Children’s Division to create a safe home for the kids to return to.
CASA Volunteer Amber Simpson supported a five 5-year-old girl that who had been in state care twice due to her mom’s drug use. After her the mother was clean and able to care for her daughter, Amber helped them reunite.
Four siblings — ages 12, 8, 6 and 5 — found a safe, permanent home when they were adopted by their maternal grandparents. CASA Volunteer Ann Goodrich was very involved with the kids’ schools, therapists, and grandparents, and was able to sit at the table during the adoption.