I grew up in an abusive home where violence was “normal”. I was
introduced to the welfare system at a young age but I was never removed from my
family, my home, my friends, or my life as I knew it. As bad as I thought I had
it, there were other kids who had it worse. There were kids out there who had
to move to a new school, had to make new friends, and who were constantly
getting something “new” to deal with. CASA and the Light of Hope Auxiliary
spoke to me because I wanted to make a difference to a child who felt that with
all these “new” changes in their lives, there could be one constant. A beacon
of hope to make each day a little easier knowing that someone is on their side
and only looking out for what is best for them. That is what Light of Hope and
CASA are all about. Shining a light of hope that these children are not alone
and together we can help stop the cycle of violence.
Light of Hope Auxiliary supports CASA in all their events, helps
fundraise, and recognizes their Advocates when they have tough assignments.
Light of Hope offers yearly memberships of $25 or Life Memberships for
$250. If helping abuse and neglected
children speaks to you, we would love to have anyone interested call the CASA
office at 806-373-2272 for more information on becoming a CASA volunteer or a
Light of Hope board member.
President, Light of Hope