The current crisis has made all of our lives more challenging and stressful. Thankfully, our CASA Volunteers continue to look beyond their own needs to ensure that their CASA families are safe and healthy, and they have blown us away with their selflessness in these trying times.
One pair of CASA advocates amazed us this week as they supported the children in their case.
The family was facing concerns about getting food for the seven children, as well as getting the kids set up for e-learning.
The mom is unemployed and the family didn't have access to a computer or reliable transportation.
The advocates researched open local food pantries and even offered to pick up and deliver food since the mom had car problems. The advocates also contacted the school to inquire about getting a laptop for the family or getting work for the children to do offline. Lastly, they obtained a car battery charger and left it outside the home for the mother to use, giving her the ability to finally start her car. Finally, she is able to go get groceries!
Thanks to these CASAs, the family now has access to food, and the children can continue their schoolwork