For Lydia Deegan, being a mother to two young kids is not a reason to shy away from volunteering as a CASA. Instead, she views it as motivation to step up and provide a voice for some of the community's most vulnerable children.
Lydia recently shared, "As a parent of two small children, I know how difficult parenting is, and that's with a supportive spouse and family to help me. Many parents aren't as fortunate, and their children ultimately suffer. I had previously been volunteering at a children's residential facility but was going through the motions and not making the kind of impact I knew I had in me to make. I felt a strong pull to help children who don't have anyone in their corner. With a suggestion from a friend, I was led to CASA. It was the perfect fit right from the start. Although going to court can sometimes feel intimidating, it's fulfilling to see my hard work come to fruition and these children have a chance at a better future. That is ultimately what CASA is here for. I know that I can make an impact on a child's life. Even if it's not an impact that will be seen for years, I will continue to fight for them."
Interested in learning about becoming a CASA? Watch our CASA 101 informational video or contact Eugina Scoggins, Director of Recruitment & Training at firstname.lastname@example.org to learn more.