Since 2001, CASA for Clermont Kids has served 1,100 children through the dedication and hard work of 300 volunteers.  The pandemic has taken a terrible toll on the children we serve with great gaps in education, delays in mental health services and delays for physical needs.  Abuse was more difficult to detect and more severe once detected.  The children we serve continue to recover from these losses in addition to the loss of their homes of origin.

Our volunteers want you to know how rewarding it can be to walk alongside a child during these difficult times.

“My motivation for being a CASA volunteer is the belief that children should have as worry-free a childhood as possible.  Working as a CASA can be challenging and, at times, frustrating.  I am guided by the conviction that children’s rights should never be forgotten.” ~Ana

“CASA started out as a pro bono opportunity and turned out to be so much more.  I love working with the volunteers and supervisors.  More importantly, I love being part of the process that ensures abused and neglected children feel safe and have a better chance in this world.” ~Megan

“I love the quote from Mother Teresa which states- ‘Not all of us can do great things. But we can do small things with great love.’  When I see my child and they have a big smile and are anxious to see me is a great joy for me.  Service to others is my deepest joy and fulfillment in life.  I love this work and feel so honored to have an impact in these children’s lives.” ~Michelle

“I chose to become a CASA volunteer because I could have used a CASA myself as a child.  I want the children to know that I am here, I’m listening, and that they will be heard.” ~Meagan

“Many success stories have one thing in common: ‘Someone believed in me.’ I want to be that someone for a child in need!” ~Kris