Father and daughter Jim and Annie Urbanus signed up to become Dallas CASA volunteers a few weeks apart. When they discovered the shared interest, they decided to share cases as well. It's been a win-win for their relationship as well as for the children they serve. “I think I am the details person, while he’s the feelings guy,” said Annie. “I’ve got all the nuts and bolts, and he’s the relationship-builder. We make a great team.”
Caden's mother was unable to care for him due to severe mental illness, but lots of other people were willing to step up. For his Dallas CASA volunteer Megan, the question was "What was in Caden's best interest?"
David Roberson was inspired to become a Dallas CASA volunteer after he realized how few positive male role models young men in protective care have. "These guys need someone to talk to, someone they can relate to and someone who can understand them. I’m happy to do that for them."
For Danielle, foster care felt like a merry-go-round she could not get off. From the ages of 10 to 15, she moved 10 times. Each move meant a new home, new school, new therapist, new friends and new rules. Until, finally, one day she told her Dallas CASA volunteer Diane what she wanted.
First-grader Bonnie was scared to go to school, but Dallas CASA volunteers Linda and Kim helped her focus on her future.