Josh was placed in CPS custody when he was 11 years old. His mother had not been present in his life and his father was dealing with a drug addiction. Josh struggled with anxiety and very low self-esteem. With his father being an inconsistent role model in his life, Josh struggled in school and at his foster home.
Kathryn was assigned to be his CASA advocate. CASA (Court Appointed Special Advocates) of Denton County has a mission to provide trained community volunteers to advocate for the best interests of abused and neglected children. CASA advocates are specially trained volunteers who are appointed by the court to monitor a child's situation while in alternative or foster care and advocate for the best interest of the child.
Kathryn has worked hand in hand with Josh's therapist and foster family to help him navigate the difficulties of his situation. She makes sure that he is aware of and understands what is happening to him, his father and his case. Kathryn regularly meets (usually weekly) with Josh and makes sure that he has fun, light-hearted experiences in the midst of so many changes in his life.
Kathryn has been a source of consistency for Josh during a very confusing and trying time in his life. He has someone he can count on, someone who has his best interests in mind...something every child should have.
During the month of December, I am proud to give 10% of all sales proceeds to CASA of Denton County. All children deserve to be safe, to be treated with dignity, and to learn and grow in the security of a loving environment. Know that your purchase this month will help get us closer to that goal.
To get more information or to volunteer with this great organization, visit www.casadenton.org
All My Best,