Chris Leonard

Chris Leonard

Why Did you become a CASA Advocate? Growing up I was incredibly fortunate to have a supportive and nurturing family. Many children are in special circumstances where they need outside advocates to ensure they too enjoy an environment that is equally supportive and nurturing.

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Jean Beddow

Jean Beddow

Why did you become a CASA advocate? I started as a CASA because my political and personal leanings demand I contribute and ‘do something’ to make a difference.

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Lynne Acheson

Lynne Acheson

Why Did you become a CASA Advocate? I became a CASA Advocate because I was concerned for children who live in unsafe homes/environments. They do not have control of their situation or the ability to take care of themselves. They need responsible adults to see that they don't continue to be abused or neglected.

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Kelli Huwer

Kelli Huwer

Why Did you become a CASA Advocate? I became a CASA because I feel it is an excellent way to help foster kiddos through a very rough period in their lives. When all the commotion is going on around them and they are struggling to be seen and heard, I want to look them straight in the eye and let them know someone is truly in their corner with them.

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Alison Chau

Alison Chau

Why Did you become a CASA Advocate? I became a CASA Advocate because I wanted to be able to make a difference in my community. I am inspired by the stories my parents tell of all the people who selflessly helped them when they came to America as refugees.

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Wanda Hariri

Wanda Hariri

Why Did you become a CASA Advocate? I believe that no matter what the circumstances are Foster care is one of the most frightening happenings for a child, in a moment they lose so much. They leave their home, their family, and extended family. What’s worse, they feel as if they have lost their voice. I want to be their voice, I want them to be heard!

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Darwin Blume

Darwin Blume

Why Did you become a CASA Advocate? For me, it’s a simple matter of payback: for having had the luxury of a loving, nurturing and safe home environment that I enjoyed so much as a child.

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Diane Bauch

Diane Bauch

Why Did you become a CASA Advocate? My childhood was idyllic. Not until I was involved as a young woman in a mentoring program did I realize how fortunate I was. It is my way of honoring my parents and paying it forward.

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