Advocates Who Inspire
CASA DuPage is pleased to introduce you to
one of our extraordinary Advocates
Brenda has been working with a CASA family since July, 2020. Before CASA was assigned, this family had 56 open DCFS investigations. Since assignment, another DCFS investigation and an Adult Protective Services investigation were initiated. Each family member has cognitive delays, yet none were receiving the resources they needed.
The family moved from hotel to hotel throughout the summer.
Brenda has worked tirelessly to connect this family to services that will help them manage their home, their disabilities and remain together as a family. Brenda has helped obtain and coordinate services from two schools, Catholic Charities emergency housing, Department of Humans Services, Public Aid, Adult Protective Services, and Intact services. With Brenda’s excellent communication and advocacy skills, she has connected with several agencies providing services for individual family members.
Despite the many challenges this family faces, Brenda continues to empower the family to learn, and help themselves so they can remain together. This family has extraordinary needs and Brenda is able to identify and locate resources for each of those needs. She continually follows up and communicates with family members to help them navigate services without becoming overwhelmed.
Thank you, Brenda, for being a CASA Volunteer Advocate who inspires us!