Advocate Spotlight: Lori

I became a CASA volunteer after deciding I wanted to contribute more directly to my community. CASA gives me the opportunity to help some of the most vulnerable children using skills from my career and then learning so much more.

Becoming a CASA has been a win-win as I feel I have gotten as much or more than I give. One of my best days so far involved crying tears of joy after a positive medical report for one of my kids who was severely injured as a baby. After a few months, our FaceTime calls are now her caregiver running behind her with the phone so I can see her while she careens all over the house smiling and hugging everyone she passes. I was nervous about taking on this responsibility and having the skills to help but I’ve learned that consistently showing up for the child is often more than they have gotten from others. And the CASA team is always ready and willing to help and support me. So I show up and

“Try to be a rainbow in someone else’s cloud.” -Maya Angelou