“We are the grownups, and it falls to us, it is all of our responsibility” to protect children, said Dallas CASA CEO Kathleen LaValle.
Picture your own child or one you care about. Maybe a nephew, a friend’s daughter or a youngster in [...]
For Dallas CASA Volunteer, Representation Matters
For Dallas CASA volunteer Veronica Redmon, the journey to volunteering started with the example set by her grandmother. Today, she's setting an example herself by volunteering as a child advocate. She hopes the children she's serving see that and know how much they have to offer the world, too.
Would a Second Time in Foster Care Bring a Permanent Home for Jake and Josh?
Twins Josh and Jake were born early, addicted to illegal drugs and with lots of medical needs. After a year in a foster home, they were placed with a family member who quickly became overwhelmed by their medical needs. The boys' Dallas CASA volunteer Wathenia was there to recommend the boys be allowed to return to the home where they'd been for a year.
Protecting Children | Restoring Childhood
Juan prioritizes teaching each child the value of their uniqueness, heritage, and native language. He says being a bilingual advocate who can provide comfortable communication and understanding to their story and the pressures they face is invaluable. “I let them know they are valued, have a lot to offer, and have so many things to be proud of. It is so important to understand and value where you come from before you can be anything else.
This child has opened my heart wide open. He’s become part of who I am.
Dallas CASA Supporter
Wonderful organization doing absolutely fantastic things for the community.
I want to be a stabilizing influence for young men who need that. I tell them I won’t quit on them as long as they don’t quit on me.
Dallas CASA Supporter
Dallas CASA is an amazing organization that helps abused and neglected children all over the Dallas area. Thanks for all the great work y’all do!
Volunteering with Dallas CASA has taught me so much about the child welfare system and has helped me meet so many wonderful people. There is a reason advocates remain advocates for several years – they see a difference in children’s lives. I love hearing advocate testimonies. There are many different ways to get involved and directly or indirectly change a child’s life for the better! To change the world, you have to start with our future generation and CASA gives these kids a chance to be happy, loved, and have every opportunity for success in the future!
I’m proud to be a small part of a major influence to end the cycle of abuse and neglect and ensure every child finds a safe, permanent home in Dallas county. Dallas CASA has opened my eyes and my heart to the needs of those in protective care in Dallas county and I’m humbled to support their mission.
Being a CASA volunteer has expanded horizons for me. It has given me a better understanding of people.