“Heard, valued, empowered, supported, respected, normal…”

… these are a few of the words foster youth use to describe how their CASA volunteer makes them feel as highlighted in this excerpt from National CASA CEO Michael Piraino’s annual State of CASA address.  Michael shares thoughts about foster care reform and introduces a young man whose life was changed by his CASA volunteer.  

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Karen Hilborn: 24 Years of Outstanding Advocacy for Children

Karen Hilborn has been a compassionate advocate for children in Colorado Springs for 24 years, our longest-term volunteer. She has lifted the lives of more than 50 children as a CASA volunteer. Many of her cases would last three to five years. Despite the long hours and the commitment, Karen has never quit on a…

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