It takes a dedicated commitment by many individuals to provide a second chance at childhood for children in foster care. I would like to share a note I received from a Court Appointed Special Advocate (CASA) working with one of our youth.
“Your staff rose to the occasion and worked tirelessly to try to get him on the right path.” – CASA Worker
The note went on to use language such as "incredible patience ... caring approach ... gentle sternness," and "informative and helpful" when describing BCC's employees.
I truly am blessed to have now and in the past a dedicated staff who follow our mantra of children first. Another characteristic of the agency that I am proud of is that our staff will go the extra mile in trying to turn around a resident's attitude towards themselves and others.
This CASA worker has volunteered their time and energy to help one of our youngsters. Can we now count on you to help this upcoming holiday season?
Blessings to you and your family. Have a wonderful Thanksgiving.
Thomas L. Curcio
What is a CASA worker?
"Court Appointed Special Advocate"
- Over 77,000 CASA volunteers nationally
- Get to know the foster care child by talking with everyone in that child's life.
- They then use that knowledge to inform judges and others of what the child needs and what will be the best permanent home for them
- Trained to advocate for the best interests of abused and neglected children in courtrooms and communities.
- Source: www.casaforchildren.org