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Volunteer Spotlight: Cindi Moore

Name: Cindi Moore Years with CASA: 5 # of cases: 3 Favorite music: 70’s Favorite ice cream: Dulce de Leche Tell us about a moment working with CASA that you remember making a difference: On several occasions, I have been asked to accompany my kids to a private visit with the judge. I think I… Read more »

Volunteer Spotlight: Jose Muñiz

Name: Jose Muñiz Years with CASA: 3 ( I think) # of cases: 4 Favorite music: Reggaeton & Electronic Dance Music (EDM) Favorite ice cream: Strawberry Cheesecake (Ben and Jerry’s) Tell us about a moment working with CASA that you remember making a difference: My second CASA case was a sibling group of 4 boys…. Read more »

Foster care is one family’s legacy

Caring for kids in foster care is a part of Lizzie Allen’s family heritage. Lizzie’s grandmother, Marguerite “Peggy” Terbrack, always wanted 12 kids but only had nine. So, she and her husband decided to become foster parents in 1973. She continued fostering for two decades after her husband died in 1987, and only stopped fostering… Read more »

From Russia with Love: Baylor student advocates for foster children

Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASAs) all have their own story about how they became advocates. Not all of them start in Russia. Sasha Messer is a senior psychology major at Baylor University, but when she was 4 years old, she and her brother were adopted from Russia. She grew up in Dallas and says it… Read more »

Volunteer Spotlight – Anthony Green

Anthony Green’s CASA Supervisor says “Anthony is incredibly dedicated to help his four CASA siblings (elementary age to teenagers) secure a safe and permanent home all together with a family member.  Anthony goes above and beyond in encouraging the caregivers’ strengths, as well as finding solutions to their needs, and this shows how much he… Read more »

Volunteer Spotlight – Molly Winn

Molly Winn, our CASA volunteer spotlight for August 2018, has gone above and beyond to change the life of a foster youth.  Self described as under-qualified and extremely qualified at the same time, her CASA Supervisor notes that she loves big and gives big and she is really committed to making sure her CASA child’s… Read more »

Volunteer Spotlight – Melissa Urteaga

Melissa Urteaga is a true go-getter. When she is not busy interning for CASA, she also holds down a full time job with the City of Waco and stays active in her daughter’s life – in 15 years of softball for her daughter, Melissa has NEVER missed a game! She is a joy to have in the… Read more »

Volunteer Spotlight – Cindy McAtee

A busy wife, mom and grandmother of 4, Cindy McAtee will celebrate her 13th year as a CASA Volunteer on June 14th. Cindy is deeply devoted to her work as a CASA volunteer. Having worked 6 cases during her time at CASA, and pushing through some very difficult case scenarios, her CASA supervisor notes: “I… Read more »

Volunteer Spotlight: The Dynamic Duo of Paula and Ramona

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If you’ve been involved with CASA of McLennan County at any point during these last several years, chances are that you have, at some point, crossed paths with Ramona Cooper and Paula Hayward. The two, who are affectionately referred to as the “Dynamic Duo” by the CASA staff, aren’t shy about sharing their passion for… Read more »