CASA of Kent County provides highly-trained volunteers to advocate in the best interest of abused and neglected children in family court proceedings.
CASA (Court Appointed Special Advocates) of Kent County is the only local volunteer organization that empowers everyday citizens to become appointed members of the Kent County court system in order to act on behalf of abused or neglected children as they pass through the family court system. There are several ways to get involved in creating real change and opportunity in a child’s life through CASA. We invite you to hear our stories, learn our mission, and join our cause...because sometimes the only difference between a life of pain and anguish and a life of joy and success is YOU.
by Teresa D. from Grand Rapids, MI
I am a 40 year old working mother, employed with H&H Enterprises. I am college degreed and have worked since I was 15 years old. I have beem married for nineteen years to a wonderful man. He is an Electrical Engineer with Century A&E.
We have two son's. Eian who is a college student with GVSU. Calen who is graduating from Kenowa Hills this year and will also be attending GVSU.
My husband and I contribute to United Way. We both are former Coaches. My husband was a football coach for Jenison Public Schools and then Kenowa Hills Public Schools for seven years.
I coached Floor and Ice Hockey at Soccer Zone and WIA for five years.
Now, I have alot of time on my hands and I have always wanted to become part of the Grand Rapids Community and give back.
I had lost my parents in 1981. They led a life of violence, drugs, child abuse and domestic abuse. I understand what that life is about, as I lived it. I however, was fortunate to decide my future and be what I am today.