My Nonprofit Reviews
Review for CASA of Sonoma County (Court Appointed Special Advocates of Sonoma County), Kenwood, CA, USA
Being a CASA not only enriches the life of a foster youth, it enriches the life of the CASA.
As a CASA, you have something wonderful to offer the youth... your presence and your acceptance of him or her "as is." You are not getting paid to be there; you want to be there.
I had the privilege of "being there" for a young teen, who is now a prospering young adult. It wasn't always easy; there were many bumps in the road. Yet today, she tells me that my presence in her life really made a difference. She says, "You were the only one who visited me in Juvenile Hall. I always knew that you cared about me. You were MY CASA. You never put me down. You held me in your heart and I will always hold you in mine."
CASA of Sonoma County has a wonderful support staff, excellent training and an extraordinary commitment to helping the most vulnerable members of our community, our "kids"!