In the world of advocacy, every opportunity to raise awareness and engage with the public is invaluable. That’s why we’re thrilled to share some exciting news – Dauphin County CASA invited Pennsylvania Court Appointed Special Advocates (PA CASA) to join them on a special segment of iHeartRadio’s Harrisburg-Lancaster station’s “Insight with Sylvia Maus” in September. This unique platform gave our organizations an opportunity to shine a light on the important work and the positive impact CASA volunteers make in the lives of children in the child welfare system.
During the interview, listeners had the opportunity to hear firsthand accounts of the impact these organizations and CASA volunteers have on the lives of children and families in our community. PA CASA President and CEO Jennifer DeBalko and Dauphin County CASA Executive Director Will Foster shared stories of resilience, determination, and hope. They discussed the challenges that children in the child welfare system face and the critical role that CASA volunteers play in advocating for their needs. It was a heartwarming and eye-opening conversation that left a lasting impression on all who tuned in.
Listen to the full conversation here.
DeBalko shared about the experience by saying “It’s an honor to collaborate with local programs to spread awareness for the court-appointed special advocate program. We appreciate the invitation from Dauphin County CASA to join them in this media opportunity.”
The iHeartRadio feature highlighted the urgency of the CASA mission and the immense impact that volunteers can have on the lives of vulnerable children. If you’re inspired by the work of PA CASA and local programs throughout the Commonwealth, like Dauphin County CASA, there are countless ways to get involved, from volunteering as an advocate to supporting our initiatives and fundraising efforts.
As we reflect on this exciting opportunity for PA CASA and Dauphin County CASA to share their stories, let’s remember that we all have the power to make a positive difference in the lives of children in need. By supporting these organizations and becoming advocates for children’s voices, we can help ensure that every child has the opportunity to thrive in a safe and loving environment.