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Amy’s Story

Amy Lombardi knows firsthand the struggles of being a teenager in the child welfare system. “Younger foster kids […], They’ll most likely get adopted out easier[but]—teenagers… not so much,” she says.  At age 15, Amy and her brother were placed in a residence program at Cumberland Family Services. Through all the change and instability, Amy… Read more »

Meet CASA Advocate, Kathy Ramsey

We interviewed CASA Advocate, Kathy Ramsey to learn more about her and her role as a CASA Advocate. Why did you first become a CASA? When I was a juvenile, we had a series of circumstances happen to our family that ultimately led to me being placed with a foster family and then sent to… Read more »

Meet CASA Volunteer Laura Miller

We asked laura about her experience being a casa, here’s what she said: Why did you become a CASA? When looking at social media or the news, one can easily see a lot of troubling happenings in our world.  While I can’t fix all the wrongs in the world, I wanted to do what I… Read more »

Meet CASA Volunteer Jeffrey Underwood

Jeffrey is a dedicated advocate and friend of CASA of Denton County! Here’s what he said about his experience as a CASA: Why did you become a CASA? I truly feel that I was called to CASA.  A friend who was a volunteer advocate told me about the organization at a time in my life… Read more »

Meet CASA Volunteer Rachel Yeatts, PhD

Rachel has been a dedicated CASA volunteer for over 5 years! We asked her to share about her experience as an Advocate. Why did you first become a CASA?   I became a CASA because I was looking for a volunteer activity that would help me transition from working full time to an active life not… Read more »