This amazing story sheds light on the impact a CASA advocate and the right foster parent (now adoptive parent) can have on the life of a child. We are honored to have Eva and Dianne share their journey and Jo-Ann Vanin, their CASA, share the critical role a CASA can have. We hope you will take…

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Kathie Stewart and her husband Richard

When the perfectly coiffed CASA volunteer walked into the Friends of Children conference room, it lit up! Her smile, eagerness, and warmth made talking with her so easy—even when the topics were anything but easy to discuss. Kathie Stewart volunteered with the Hampshire/Franklin Court Appointed Special Advocate (CASA)  Program at Friends of Children for over…

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