CASA and Stepping Stones

August 31st, 2011

8-30-11What a powerful visit to a facility which houses four agencies under one roof. Becky McIntire Goff, Bridget Howland, and Brooke Larson helped to better understand all the various services these agencies provide.
Court Appointed Special Advocates, or CASA, has been in existence since 1977 and uses community volunteers to advocate for abused and neglected children. There are over 900 CASA programs nationwide with over 70,000 advocates. Over one million children have been helped since its inception. The local Riley county Sunflower CASA project now serves children in three surrounding counties. It is based on the principle that each child deserves a safe, permanent, nurturing home where they can thrive.
Stepping Stones is a Child Advocacy Agency with a group of professionals who are dedicated to providing child-sensitive interviews and compassionate services to children and their families.
Traveling the country it is so good to see so many dedicated individuals with a passion for helping children in need. The passion the 3 women today had for helping children is incredible.
Today’s high of 104 degrees limited my riding to early morning hours. A couple more days of this type of heat are predicted until, hopefully, summer loses its grip.

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