Posts by Lisa Caissie

Meet CASA Meghan

Meghan joined Boston CASA in the Spring of 2019. Although a bit nervous about what to expect, Meghan chose to work with older teens.  Meghan began working with a young woman who was not able to attend school due to severe anxiety and depression. When Meghan first met her CASA youth, she had a hard…

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Meet CASA Irma

Irma is a recent CASA training graduate (winter 2020 class) who took her very first case this summer. The case is a CRA (Child Requiring Assistance) filing for a 15-year old girl with a history of trauma, including allegations of sexual abuse at the hands of her stepfather. Despite being a new CASA and a…

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Meet CASA Margie

Margie has been a dedicated CASA volunteer for the last six years, supporting children and youth on 5 separate cases! While each case has been very different, Margie’s approach and advocacy have not. Margie has consistently gone the extra mile on behalf of each young person, and if possible, their families, to build a relationship that is…

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Meet CASA Nancy

Nancy has been a CASA for almost 2 years. In these two years, Nancy has made a difference in the lives of the three kids she has supported. Nancy is attentive, committed, and determined. She gives her best at all times. Nancy focuses on building a bond with the children she supports. She spends time…

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Meet Jack and CASA Dawn

For a long time, Jack was hospitalized every other month and was stuck in a residential (group care) placement even though he was just 12. Every time he had a behavioral outburst, the mental health crisis team was called by the staff in the residential setting, paper work was produced, meds were added, and he…

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Kevin’s Story

Kevin is twelve years old and living at the Italian Home where he has been for the better part of five years. He was placed in two Intensive Foster Care homes in the last two years, both intended to be pre-adoptive, both unsuccessful. DCF continues to work to identify any possible family as well as looking for an…

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Ryan’s Story

Edith started working with her CASA kiddo Ryan at the beginning of the pandemic making it so that they could not meet in person. Edith started trying to think of ways to connect with Ryan, she talked with his foster mother, and sent a care package with a card, books, and a game for his brother to play. Ryan…

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CASA Volunteer Andy

Andy was assigned to a 13-year-old boy who is currently living in a residential placement. Andy has been able to connect collaterals that were not in communication prior to his involvement and has helped relay important information regarding placement opportunities for his CASA child. By communicating with the child’s attorney, he was able to put…

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Let’s Stay Connected

“She is doing well and came out of her room after having a chat with the CASA,” reported a father to the child’s Probation Officer. The father was talking about Yani, his 14-year-old daughter who is struggling with depression and who often stays in her room for days without any communication. Yani has never met…

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The Feeling of Hope

The quarantine has raised so many challenges for our CASA families, and CASA’s have gone to great lengths to continue to support their kids and families. Among these local heroes is one amazing CASA who has led 10 Zoom tutoring sessions with a 9th grade teenager who has an IEP and has been struggling in…

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