Introducing CASA Volunteer Kristin Finley!

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Often times we find inspiration from those closest to us. In this instance, our volunteer witnessed the impact her mother had as a guardian ad litem for foster youth. That was nearly 40 years ago but resonated so deeply with her that she knew she wanted to make a difference in the lives of children who needed it most.

Join us in celebrating Kristin!

Kristin has been an advocate with our program for nearly two years and fairly recently experienced the most rewarding aspect within her role as a CASA; witnessing a child celebrate her long awaited adoption. Seeing the child’s immense joy and knowing that she played a part in that happy ending was most rewarding for Kristin. She acknowledges that there is still so much need for CASA volunteers and encourages anyone considering the role to be the difference in the life of a child.

But it’s not just about the end result. This compassionate woman explains that simply knowing the kiddos she supports understand she will be available to listen and to be their voice in ensuring their best interests are represented is what drives her. She’s also encouraged by her fellow volunteers and our staff members. As a new volunteer she felt supported by the thorough training and as a veteran she recognizes that the staff “are committed to making sure their volunteers have everything they need to be the best advocate possible.”

If you’ve been inspired by Kristin’s role as a CASA volunteer we invite you to join us Saturday July 25th at 12:00 noon, for our next virtual Informational Session. You are also welcome to contact our Volunteer Specialist, Cheryl White, at cwhite@ywcaclarkcounty.org.