Featured Business of the Month – Henry County CASA
Allma Miller is the new CASA Director
The mission of CASA in Henry County is to speak for the best interests of abused and neglected children in the courts. They promote and support quality volunteer representation for children to provide each child a safe, permanent, nurturing home.
Every year more than half a million abused and neglected children are in need of safe, permanent, nurturing homes. That’s where CASA steps in. CASA (Court Appointed Special Advocates) was created in 1977 to make sure the abuse and neglect these children originally suffered at home doesn’t continue as abuse and neglect at the hands of the system. As trained advocates, CASA volunteers are appointed by judges to be a voice for these children in court. The result is that a child is placed into a safe, loving home where he/she can thrive. It is the CASA vision to provide a volunteer for each and every abused and neglected child who needs one.
Henry County CASA has a new Director – welcome to Allma Miller! She takes over the spot filled so well by Pat Kryder, after Pat’s retirement. Miller holds an extreme passion for volunteer work and is using her extensive background as an attorney and advocate for children in her new position.
Miller is a past employee of First Call for Help and has been involved with Henry County CASA since 2008. She also has been a volunteer for Lucas County’s CASA since 2015.
Miller grew up in Napoleon and now resides in Wauseon with her husband and two children.
CASA is always in need of new volunteers willing to give of their time and energy. If you are interested in learning more about how you can help children in need, you can contact the office at (419) 592-4955 or stop in their office at 612 N. Perry in Napoleon.
CASA will also have a table at the upcoming Opiate Town Hall Meeting in Napoleon on April 20th. The organization has seen first hand the impact our struggles with opiates has had on children and families all over the country.
Learn more about Henry County CASA and track them daily on their FACEBOOK PAGE!