Dear Friend,
As our world continues to be be consumed by all things COVID-19, we'd like to infuse your day with some positivity. Check out these heartwarming stories of how our CASA's continue to keep  #eyesonkids , and how they make a difference in their CASA children's lives. KUDOS to these amazing volunteers! 
Kudos to CASA Donna for her close attention to her CASA teen girl who suffers from depression. Donna has been in frequent contact with her CASA girl during this pandemic when the girl’s routines have been altered and when her mood has been low. Donna consistently rallies her girls’ team of case-worker, caregiver and school social worker to make sure the girl’s needs are being met. She’s always a listening ear for her CASA girl and always offers encouragement and advice when she calls. 
Kudos to CASA Ginni who has a complicated case with two siblings residing in different locations. Ginni has kept in contact with both girls during this uncertain time. Ginni uses texts and video chats to stay in touch with the girls. She has even used video chat to read books with the youngest girl, who has been confined to a small room with her mom. Additionally, when the mother and youngest girl were in need of food, Ginni dropped off donated food for the family. Ginni continues to embody what it means to be a CASA.
Kudos to CASA Michael who has four CASA children in three separate placements located hours away from each other. Logistically, sibling visits have been difficult to execute, so visits between the brothers have been very inconsistent. After obtaining approval from the caseworker, Michael agreed to facilitate regular Zoom visits with the four boys. The visits have been a huge hit with the children!
Kudos to CASA Laura who is sending her CASA child a postcard every few days about a strong female role model. Then when they talk each week, they will talk about that person. Laura asked her CASA child to do research on them. It has been a great way to add some positivity and hope to a difficult situation.
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CASA Lake County is a nonprofit organization that advocates for the best interests of abused and neglected children within the juvenile court system. Based on the belief that every child is entitled to a safe and permanent home, thoroughly trained CASA volunteers work in collaboration with key agencies, legal counsel and community resources to serve as the child's advocate and represent the child's best interest in juvenile court.
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