Saturday, Apr 30, 2022
April Volunteer of the Month
Linda became a CASA advocate in 2017, currently on her fourth case, and advocating for four children. The mother had been struggling with substance dependency, and the children were placed with family earlier this year. Linda has worked to gain the trust of the children, and learn what they are wanting as the case progresses.
“It’s important I’m making sure the children are safe, and that I’m getting to know the adults involved, and where they are coming from.”
Meanwhile, Linda has also helped the mother navigate the court process and understand what she needed to do to reunite her family, and helped her learn how to communicate effectively with the legal team. When she got frustrated, she would consult Linda on how to move forward.
Because the children have difference guardians involved, Linda has also been instrumental in facilitating communications among them and ensuring all options are explored for the children’s future placement. The mother has been following the necessary steps in her treatment plan, and recently regained custody of two of the children. Linda hopes with time, the entire family will be able to be reunited.
We thank Linda for her the advocacy she has provided for the children and families in our community. Congratulations for being our April Volunteer of the Month