• Candace and Natalia
  • Erica, Fiona and Sam
  • Jerry and Christopher

 

Bobby

Meet the Children

Bobby loves dump trucks, playing patty cake and strained peas. Bobby’s mother was addicted to drugs when he was born. CASA made sure Bobby had the appropriate care for his developmental and health needs. Now Bobby lives with his mother who overcame her addiction and loves him very much!

“I nearly lost my son because of my addiction – but with CASA’s help, I have a family!” - Bobby’s mother

Sierra & Laticia

Meet the Children

Laticia likes her red shoes, swimming, and singing the Alphabet Song. Laticia and her big sister, Sierra, lost their parents when their father’s domestic violence sent him to jail and their mother to the hospital where she died. CASA immediately got bunk beds so the girls could move in with relatives. CASA ensured the girls had regular counseling and checked in on their progress throughout the year to ensure the girls were healing from their loss. Laticia and her big sister live with their aunt and uncle and four cousins who tell them how much their mother loved them.

“We miss our mom a lot, but our CASA helped us move in with our aunt... and now Mom doesn’t feel so far away.” - Laticia

Adrian

Meet the Children

Adrian likes Cage the Elephant (that’s a rock band) and playing the drums. Ten years ago, when Adrian’s 1st grade teacher noticed bruises on his arms and legs, he was removed from his home and never went back. He’s lived at 10 foster homes or treatment centers. CASA took Adrian to get his driver’s license, helped him open a bank account, and showed him how to file income tax forms for the very first time. Adrian will graduate from high school in May, works at Sonic Drive-In, and plans to go to ACC and become a paralegal so he can help make the legal system better.

“I didn’t ever think I would graduate high school or go to college, but my CASA wouldn’t give up on me.” - Adrian

Yvonne & Eugenia

Meet the Children

Yvonne and Eugenia, whose parents are from Vietnam, like singing songs, playing chase, and spending time with their grandmother. When Yvonne was seriously injured in an accident while in the care of her babysitter, her parents couldn’t explain the situation since they spoke only Vietnamese. CASA found a Vietnamese speaker who helped the parents express their wish that the girls stay with their grandmother instead of a foster home. Eugenia and Yvonne’s parents addressed concerns and the children quickly returned back home.

“It was fun living at Grandmother’s house. But we’re really happy to be with Mom and Dad again—because that’s home.” - Eugenia

Jenny

Meet the Children

Jenny is 13-years old and likes Taylor Swift and Twilight books. When she was 8, she and her younger siblings were taken out of their home because of long-term neglect by her family. Her siblings were soon adopted but Jenny was angry and having serious problems at school. CASA built trust with Jenny and learned from her therapist how to best respond to Jenny’s emotional needs. When a potential adoptive family was identified, CASA went with Jenny to the first visits to help her transition to this new family. Now Jenny is happily living with them and will be adopted soon.

“I was angry at everybody and thought I’d always be alone. But my CASA helped me learn to trust people. Now I have a family who loves me!” – Jenny

Stories on this page are based on real life stories of CASA volunteers and youth, but names and key details have been changed to protect the confidentiality of our clients.

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