You can help make a difference
Q. Why do people volunteer for organizations like Dallas CASA (Court Appointed Special Advocates)?
A. Most of Dallas CASA’s 1,400 trained child advocates say something similar about their motivation: they heard a news story about child abuse and they weren’t content feeling helpless. They went looking for a way to make a difference instead of having to watch another heartbreaking news story. Our volunteers advocate in court for the best interests of children living in foster care because it’s not safe at home. For the children we serve, their Dallas CASA volunteer is often the only consistent adult during a frightening time in their lives. Feedback from our volunteers is they are benefiting right alongside the children they serve. If you ever need a reminder of the remarkable resiliency of children and the indomitable human spirit, try becoming a Dallas CASA volunteer.
Kathleen M. LaValle \ President and CEO \ Dallas CASA \ www.dallascasa.org