Meet Volunteer Advocate Veronica Chambers

Jul 30 2014

By Callie Langford, Originally published in TODO Austin Magazine

After graduating high school, Veronica Chambers left her home town of Killeen to move to Austin where she studied to be a paralegal. She worked in the legal field for a few years before becoming a full-time mom to two boys, now ages 9 and 11.

Her sons are involved in boy scouts and baseball so she spends much of her time on their activities and helping her husband with his business. When the two of them find free time, they love to travel and are spending part of this summer in Europe.

Veronica became a CASA volunteer two years ago and has advocated for 6 children who’ve been through abuse or neglect. “My mother in law is a CASA in another county and I’ve gotten to listen to stories of kids she’s helped,” says Veronica.

She’s been dealing with complicated dynamics in her own family and decided that instead of being angry about a situation she couldn’t control, she would put her energy into CASA. For the children she works with, she says the difference CASA makes is that “they realize they’re not alone, they have someone.”

For anyone considering becoming a CASA volunteer, she simply asks, “What if it was your kid?”