Senator Robert P. Casey Visits Community Action Southwest
Community Action Southwest received a very welcome visitor on August 21st. CAS has had the opportunity over the past 2 years to spend time with Senator Casey’s Regional Representative on various initiatives. He was so impressed with the work CAS does in the community that he shared those great things with the Senator. So, when Senator Casey had a scheduled meeting in Washington County, he made a point to extend his visit to include a tour of CAS Washington County Headquarters and agreed to hear a presentation of the services CAS provides.
Senator Casey toured four Head Start Centers, a WIC clinic, a Computer Learning Center, the case management operations, and the CAS administrative offices. He spoke at length with teachers, case workers, and a few clients who were in the building at the time. He was very impressed with the tenure of many CAS employees; two that he met have been with the agency 42 and 30 years respectively.
The presentation included a comprehensive look at all services and significant client outcomes. Following the presentation, Senator Casey engaged in lively dialogue with senior staff and our board about the challenges our clients face on a daily basis.
The Senator was very positive about his visit to CAS and gave the organization an “A+” upon his departure.