CASA and the VCLF

THE MISSION OF CASA OF LOS Angeles is to improve the lives of children in the dependency system by pairing them with trained volunteer advocates. CASA seeks to reduce and reverse the effects of child abuse and neglect. Nowhere in the nation is the problem greater than in Los Angeles County,
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THEY THOUGHT THEY WERE just going to see a baseball game. But when six-year-old Jayden and his newly adoptive mother, Shellie, arrived at the minor-league Kane County Cougars’ ballpark in Geneva, Illinois over Labor Day weekend…
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FOUR YEARS AGO, DE’SHAN Jones, then 15, didn’t think much of school. “I don’t know how I graduated eighth grade, but I did,” he remembers. “Going into high school, my mindset was ‘I’m just going to push through, do the four years, get a diploma, and that’s it.’ …
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WHEN ROBERTA BLOOM met Miguel in foster care, he was somewhat unique: he had actually chosen to be there. Miguel had come out as gay and quickly found his home life too toxic…
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THIS STORY IS ABOUT A YOUNG WOMAN overcoming the odds—with the help of the wonderful advocates at CASA, a grant recipient of the VCLF—who has been able to find peace as she embarks on her next housing opportunity…
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