"When I became a grandmother for the first time, I was aware of how much love and how many resources my granddaughter would receive from our families. Having been a social worker and a minister for over thirty years I was also aware that there are children (through no fault of their own) who have access to neither love nor resources. I see CASA as one way to bridge that gap...between those children who need an advocate... and those of us who want to provide it". Margaret Anne Fohl
Judge R. Michael McKenney stated that "Northern Neck CASA is an invaluable resource for the court in addressing issues affecting children. The devoted volunteers who serve as advocates for children are well trained and experienced. These volunteers share their time and talents to ensure that the concerns of children before the court are addressed. Thanks to CASA, children of the Northern Neck have a friend in court."
"I became involved with the CASA program in the hopes of improving the life of even one child." Dave Cordes
Northern Neck CASA P. O. Box 695, 8876 Mary Ball Road, Lancaster, VA 22503 804-462-0881
"There is absolutely no greater reward than helping a child. It's not about money, not really about time...it takes so little. We are all so busy with things that really don't matter...it's about being that voice for a little one who has no voice, about saying"yes you can, when everyone else is saying no you can't" Be that person that says let's do this together.." Liz Failmezger
Advocating for the basic needs of children who do not have a voice helps support the kind of safe and productive community we want to live in going forward. As Gandhi said" you must be the change you wish to see in the world" Patti Sutton
Judge J. Maston Davis stated " CASA over the years, was most helpful to the court in gathering up all the facts in a particular case and very professionally reporting same to the court."
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"To give a child a CASA is to give them a voice. To give them a voice is to give them hope. and to give them hope is to give them the world." (quote from a former CASA child when she testified before a legislative committee.).
"Me being an advocate continues the CASA philosophy of caring for the well being of ALL children.." Frances Harvey
"I am a CASA because I have a passion for helping children, one by one, to have a better childhood and a better opportunity to grow up into healthier, wiser and happier adults.". Susan Stallings
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"Serving as a CASA is the most rewarding volunteer experience I have ever had. I'm thankful for the opportunity." Julie Strock