CASA volunteer helps boy find safe, permanent home

by Jared Paben

"I am for the child who needed a home and found that home with an uncle that truly loves him."

CASA volunteer helps boy find safe, permanent home

Greg Dalton is a volunteer through CASA (Court-Appointed Special Advocates) of Coos County.

Every day abused and neglected children are removed from their homes and placed into substitute care because their parents cannot or will not protect them. CASA volunteers work to help find these children safe permanent homes where they can thrive.

Here is a story from Greg's volunteer service:

I am for the child whose uncle wouldn't say no.

My CASA child needed a stable and safe home away from the drugs and violence his mother and father had exposed him to for the majority of his young life.

My child’s uncle, who had always provided respite home for his nephew, stepped up when given the chance and made sure this little boy would have a safe permanent home for the rest of his young life. He put the child first even in the face of having to keep other family members out of their lives.

We worked as a team with the child’s caseworker, the child’s family, and other loved ones to make sure this child had a place he felt safe, a place he could heal, and a place he could be a child.

I am for the child who needed a home and found that home with an uncle that truly loves him.

Thank you for your volunteer service, Greg!

Posted on January 14, 2014 in CASA.