CASA for Kids, Inc.
Shelley has been a volunteer with CASA of Eaton County since December 2016. She became a CASA child advocate because she had many years of experience in the child welfare system and she wanted to participate in a different way. Shelley shares, “the children I’ve worked with have impacted my life greatly. They have certainly made me aware of the uncertainty that they face when they are removed from their parents’ care. It’s heart-wrenching to see that happen.” Shelley believes by advocating for the child she served, that child had permanency sooner than if CASA hadn’t been involved. “It’s rewarding to know that YOU CAN MAKE A DIFFERENCE in the life of a child by advocating for the right things to happen for them.”