Making a difference in the lives of children is not new for CASA of Luzerne County volunteer Ann Brado.
Not only is she a positive influence in the lives of her own children and grandchildren, Ann worked for 40 years in the area of special education – which first introduced her to the CASA program through contact with advocates.
Once Ann and her husband retired, they moved to NEPA and she made the decision to become a CASA volunteer herself.
“After moving our entire lives with the military, it’s fabulous to find a way to feel part of the community,” Ann said. “CASA has brought community, new friends, and a feeling of purpose to my life.”
Ann graduated from CASA training at the end of 2017 and was sworn-in early this year. Since then, she’s been working tirelessly on behalf of the three children she advocates for. And those kids are making as much of an impact on Ann’s life as she on in theirs.
“Everyone can make a difference,” she said. “If you can’t work directly with families, there is always another way to make a difference.”
After spending some time with Ann, it’s easy to see how she believes that. She embodies the kinds of qualities that make her exactly the kind of advocate the children in Luzerne County need.
If you want to join Ann in making sure that every one of the abused and neglected children in the Luzerne County court system is safe, secure, and given the opportunity to thrive, we’d love to talk to you. Our next information session is scheduled for Monday, July 9 at noon. Please send us an email or give us a call at (570) 855-2247 so we can reserve your seat.