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Combining Full-Time Work with Vital Volunteering for NH’s Children

For the past 12 years, Mike LaRoche has been changing the lives of New Hampshire’s abused and neglected children while working full-time as a busy sales representative. Mike is one of more than 600 Court Appointed Special Advocates across the state who volunteer to speak up for the best interests of victimized children in New […]

A Family’s Journey

In remarks he wrote to share with his mom and the court the day his case closed, Lucas had something he needed his mother Malina to know. “I never thought you’d be the mom I needed, but now you are.” They were words that at the onset of his case likely no one expected to […]

Meet Program Manager Jerry Larson

When CASA volunteer advocates graduate training, they are automatically assigned what is called a “Program Manager” in their region. Program managers are CASA staff members who provide supervision, support and ongoing training for volunteer advocates. Meet Jerry Larson, a program manager out of the Laconia office who supervises volunteers working in the Laconia, Ossipee and […]

Why a Peer Coordinator Makes a Difference

As a new CASA, accepting your first case can be daunting. CASA volunteer advocate Laurel Appleton walks us through how she found her comfort zone on her first day of court, and how it led her to apply to be a peer coordinator, a designated mentor for new volunteers. Laurel knew that she wanted to […]

Steve Friedman: CASA’s Energizing Committee Member, Friend and Donor!

Steve Friedman is a passionate, committed volunteer and friend to CASA. Between serving on the Snowfest committee, providing marketing opportunities through his position at The River 92.5 radio station, and networking on behalf of CASA near and far, he is truly a gift to the organization. Steve’s energy and dedication are quickly apparent. He readily […]

Donor Spotlight: Jaye and Charlie Goodwin

Charlie and Jaye Goodwin have been part of CASA’s community of friends and supporters for more than 15 years. Their commitment to transforming the lives of vulnerable children stems from an empathic understanding that there are those who have not benefitted from the same support system they experienced as children. They also recognize the importance […]

16 Years of Guiding CASA Volunteers and Staff Members

In 1996, Bernadette Melton-Plante was working full-time for Big Brother Big Sister in Nashua when she attended a community presentation about CASA of New Hampshire and the need for volunteer advocates. Intrigued by the program, she applied, and for the next 5½ years, she served as a volunteer advocate before becoming aware of a position […]

A Powerful Voice for New Hampshire’s Vulnerable Children

It was 1993 when Fred Hurwitz became aware of national statistics surrounding child abuse and neglect. Knowing he had to do something to support victimized children in his area, he began his search for a volunteer role where he could utilize his skills to make a substantial contribution. He came across a relatively new organization […]

The Gift of Giving: Gloria Proulx and GYK Antler

  Throughout her 33-year career at GYK Antler, Gloria Proulx has been dedicated to making a difference in her career and in the community. She has deftly balanced her professional life while also raising a family and volunteering for numerous causes. Throughout her career at GYK, she has worked as a production manager in various […]