C.A.S.A., which stands for Court Appointed Special Advocates, recently doubled its volunteer base, meaning more space was needed to continue its mission. They moved from a space in downtown Bay St. Louis to a larger office off Highway 90. Volunteers in the program now have enough space to come and discuss their confidential cases with a supervisor to continue making a difference in the lives of hundreds of foster children in Hancock County.
Shelia Malley, a volunteer for C.A.S.A., says, “We advocate for two beautiful little girls under the age of seven, and we really feel like we’re making a good difference, a positive effect in these children’s lives, and it’s important for us to advocate for the children in court where they don’t necessary have the voice.”
C.A.S.A. says there are more than 450 children in the foster care system throughout Hancock County. They hope with a larger office, they can continue expanding their volunteer base to serve even more foster children in the future.