CASA of HoCo MVP - January - March 2012
Meet Mrs. Becky K.
"CASA is not self serving. CASA is caring. CASA is love for children who find themselves in situations they did not create. CASA touches your heart like nothing else. I know that God smiles on CASA."
HOMETOWN - Titusville, Pennsylvania
I ended up in Houston County due to my husband’s military career. He was doing contracts with Robins, AFB.
I was a homemaker for majority of my life. I completed two of years of college and worked in reception areas, and as a switchboard operator part time. My children always came first. In my spare time I enjoy singing and it is my desire to rejoin my band in Florida called Sweet Adeline. I'm also an avid reader.
As a CASA I have advocated for one child, and I truly believe that I have made a difference, ONE child at a time. My little guy has been reunitied with his mother after spending a year in foster care.
The volunteer experience has been tremendous for me. Advocating for children who have no voice has become my new passion. I got started with CASA when the juvenile court judge presented information about CASA at one of our ladies meetings at church. I really wanted to get involved because domestic violence (in general) is personal for me, and if I can help turn some of the darkest moments into a postive for anyone, it is the least I can do.
"When I think of CASA, I will always first think of Velicia and Ida. They are my inspiration. CASA is not self serving. CASA is caring. CASA is love for children who find themselves in situations they did not create. CASA touches your heart like nothing else. I know that God smiles on CASA."
CASA’s training process was so much fun for me. I soaked up everything in sight and wanted to know more. The training was thorough but not overwhelming.
Since becoming a CASA Advocate, I have learned how truly blessed I am compared to so many. I have also learned that by being a CASA I can make a difference in the lives of children and families. The outcome may not always be what we anticipated but nothing is ever gained by not trying. I feel like being a CASA is my niche. It works for me on so many levels. The CASA experience in GA is one I will never forget and feel so grateful to have had. I thank God for placing me in the right place at the right time. I look forward to continuing here in FL.
There's not much that we can't say about Becky. When she took on her role a CASA, she jumped in with both feet. It was amazing to watch her encourage a young mother who felt hopeless. Becky applauded her with each success. She was also instrumental in advocating that the baby in her case be able to spend some quality time with his mother during the holidays. Her timely reports and court appearances were appreciated. We will definitely miss her and her "spunk" as she takes on new adventures in Florida. Without a doubt, our loss....is some new organization's gain!