The Voices for CASA Children Blog

Here you’ll get the scoop on all things CASA-related in efforts to build community and support our youth.

Meet the McConnells, Where Love Is Everything

Sean McConnell and his wife, Alex, embody the heart and hustle of raising their hand-picked family. With a heaping cup of compassion and the help of "The Village", the this family is evidence of the healing power of love in the lives of youth who need it most. 
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VOICES Staff Member Spotlight: Barrie Moler

Barrie Moler is the Accounting Specialist at Voices for CASA Children. Barrie is the heartbeat of all things relating to finances, spreadsheets, and orderly processes! Needless to say, she keeps the VOICES Team moving ahead in perfect form, and she's just a pleasure to be around any day of the week.
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VOICES Staff Member Spotlight: Christine Slomski

Christine Slomski is the Marketing & Fund Development Manager at Voices for CASA Children. She really enjoys working on brand and media strategy to promote the VOICES presence, and its programs, throughout Greater Phoenix. Read on to learn a little more about her professional and personal sides!
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VOICES Staff Member Spotlight: Diane Gardner

Diane Gardner is the Child Enrichment Specialist at Voices for CASA Children. Diane works hard to creatively corral the community in order to provide novel and memorable outings for CASA volunteers and the youth they serve. Here are some tidbits about Diane and her heart for CASA volunteers.
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VOICES Staff Member Spotlight: Rosie Ronnow

Rosie Ronnow is the Training & Program Manager at Voices for CASA Children. Daily, Rosie hustling with heart to ensure that CASA volunteers are supported with high caliber trainings and top quality retention events. Here are some of the lesser-known facts about Ms. Ronnow!
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What It Takes to Be a CASA Volunteer

Being a volunteer requires time and devotion. However, representing a child in the courtroom and ensuring he or she finds a safe and permanent home as a Court Appointed Special Advocate (CASA) calls for another level of dedication. Here’re some of the commitments CASAs make to their child.
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‘Be the Person You Needed When You Were Younger’

This is powerful quote from scientist, political commentator and author Ayesha Siddiqi has inspired many, including two Arizonans who felt compelled to help children who have been abused and neglected. Here, they share their powerful stories.
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7 Steps to Becoming a CASA Volunteer

What are some of the initial steps to becoming a Court Appointed Special Advocate (CASA)? Here are the first to-dos from the paperwork and interview to the pre-service training needed to be a voice for foster children.
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My First Year as a CASA

The first year of any experience can be informative as well as inspiring. A current CASA volunteer reflects on her first year as a CASA and the organization, discussing what was accomplished and what has yet to be achieved.
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Q&A: An Insider’s Perspective on Being a CASA Volunteer

Veteran volunteers with Voices for CASA children have a multitude of experiences to share. With this in-depth interview, a seasoned Court Appointed Special Advocate (CASA) volunteer discusses the impact cases have had on both a child in need and himself as a person.
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