Our volunteers are everyday heroes who choose to provide the consistency and stability that abused or neglected children need as they navigate the court system. They come from all backgrounds, all walks of life, to learn how to advocate for these children's specific needs. Here is an indepth look at one of our incredible advocates:
Meet Deb McGinnis, our Advocate of the Year in 2017!
Deb became a CASA in 2014 and has served five families with a total of 14 kids! Here is a little more about Deb:
Are you involved in any other organizations?:
I am also a volunteer with Beloit Regional Hospice.
What is your favorite part of being a CASA?:
Meeting wonderful people and knowing that you can help someone in need.
What is the most difficult part of your job as a CASA?
Knowing when someone is telling you the truth or not. I am a trusting person and sometimes that can get in the way.
Do you have any funny life experiences?
I captured a gopher in a live trap so I could take it out to the country. As I was driving my minivan down the road, it got out of the trap and ran across the dashboard. YIKES!
We train new advocates four times a year. For more information, call the Winnebago County CASA office at 815.319.6880.
Our volunteers come from all walks of life.