Friends Celebrate Ten Years of Advocacy

Marian Glass and Stephanie Roberts were neighbors and friends who shared a love for children. As their own children began to leave home, they went through Dallas CASA training and decided to partner on cases. Ten years later, they’re still going strong, having worked 11 cases involving 42 children. Marian and Stephanie share their tips on successful advocacy on Dallas CASA’s blog.


Ryleah Had Never Eaten Dinner at a Table

When Ryleah and her six younger siblings came into foster care, they expected to eat their meals on the floor. They were used to sleeping in one bed together, and when they were in stores they shoplifted, filling their pockets as they’d learned to do. Their CASA volunteer Linda spent the next year advocating for safe, permanent homes for the children. The children told Linda they loved foster care because they had clean clothes, food and their own beds, but Linda wanted more for the children. She wanted them to know love.

Teenage Brothers Needed a Forever Family

The Morris brothers spent three years in foster care and had begun making plans to age out of foster care. But their Dallas CASA volunteer advocate Chris wouldn’t give up on the dream of a permanent family for the Morris boys.


Dallas CASA Volunteer Goes the Extra Mile

Dallas CASA volunteer Mark Barbaree recently went the extra mile – or miles – for a teenager he’s advocating for. The child was on runaway status from a foster home, and Mark traveled to East Texas and spent hours looking for the teenager. For Mark, this was all in a day’s work.