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Advocate Spotlight: Stuart

I have been a CASA volunteer since September 2018. After I retired and my youngest child went off to college, I wanted to use the extra spare time to serve the youth in the community. I found out about CASA through a newspaper advertisement and discovered it was a great way to help children who really need… Read more »

Advocate Spotlight: Lori

I became a CASA in Spring 2016 with my husband and children’s support. Though I am the official CASA volunteer, this is a family effort. My then college-age daughter attended my swearing-in and has since joined the staff (Kasey Warren) at CASA of Galveston County My youngest Emily (who was adopted through CPS) has helped me wrap and… Read more »

Volunteer Appreciation: Suzanne White

Suzanne White Innovative Advocate of the Year! Creativity and thinking outside the box is always appreciated by our kiddos, but especially as we navigated our advocacy through a pandemic. Suzanne White – thank you for your innovation in a most challenging year! Suzanne downloaded the GenoPro Software and created a Genogram based on the initial… Read more »

Volunteer Appreciation: Kristin Limke

Kristin Limke Rookie of the Year It’s hard to be the new kid on the block….the first few weeks and months as a CASA are exciting, educational, and at times overwhelming! But this rookie took it all in stride and went above and beyond! Congratulations to Kristin Limke, our Rookie of the Year! Kristin jumped… Read more »

Volunteer Appreciation: Chris Spiller

Chris Spiller Medical Advocate of the Year Chris Spiller has visited the child in the hospital during regular blood transfusions, been extensively involved in keeping up with his medical care through several changes in foster homes and continues to follow up with his care team every week.   Chris has kept an extraordinarily detailed list of the… Read more »

Volunteer Appreciation: Louise Sawyer

Louise Sawyer Education Advocate of the Year Louise Sawyer has gone above and beyond regarding educational advocacy multiple times. When the youth was required to return to in-person school with health issues that made it unsafe for her to, she worked with the school to come up with safer solutions. Louise also found resources to… Read more »

Volunteer Appreciation: Mark Knox

Mark Knox Advocate of the Year! Mark Knox has never been shy to take on new cases. He has worked extensively with parents and children to build a rapport and help families to be successful. He goes out of his way to spend time at each visit playing games with children on his cases and visits for… Read more »

Advocate Spotlight: Nancy

My name is Nancy Sims and I am a CASA. As a devout Catholic, I was inspired to reach out to CASA by the words and example of Pope Francis – “It is not enough to say we are Christians. We must live the faith, not only with our words, but with our actions.” I attended… Read more »

Advocate Spotlight: Louise

Three years after retiring, I found that I yearned for continued learning opportunities, along with meaningful personal growth. After reading about CASA in a community newsletter, and then attending a short information session; I was confident that volunteerism was my answer. Through CASA of Galveston County, I have learned so much about the foster care… Read more »

Advocate Spotlight: Jane

I first learned of CASA while I was still working at Mainland Medical Center, and upon my retirement in 2012, I became a CASA Volunteer. After my husband’s death in 2016, I took a break but returned to CASA just as Covid hit in early 2020. My favorite CASA experiences were the two joyous adoptions of three of my CASA kids. There have been some… Read more »