CASA Volunteer Spotlight: Meet Kris LivovichEmily Hoak
“I remain a volunteer because I believe that an extra pair of eyes is good for kids in difficult circumstances.”
Kris Livovich has been a CASA volunteer since December of 2019 and runs a wedding and event florist service.
Kris decided to volunteer for CASA because she enjoys children and wants to have a small part in making their lives better. She went on to say, “A good friend of mine became a CASA the year before I did and strongly recommended I look in to it. I did, and here we are!”
Kris said that her favorite part of being a CASA volunteer is “that the children I see think of me as a friend, as someone who is safe. They meet a lot of adults and have a lot of difficult meetings in their lives, they can often feel lost, but I am there only for them.”
When asked about why she continues to volunteer for CASA, she said, “I have only been a CASA for short while, but I can tell you that the good outweighs the bad. Since I have so few cases compared to a caseworker, I can laser focus on the needs of my particular child and offer suggestions and insights to them, rounding out the picture of the child’s family life. I remain a volunteer because I believe that an extra pair of eyes is good for kids in difficult circumstances.”
Kris encourages others to volunteer. She expressed, “You can be a CASA. It is hard work, but when your kid greets you with ‘Hi friend!’ you will be able to honestly answer back ‘Hi! I am your friend!’”
Thank you, Kris!
In honor of Rose Butler who was a CASA volunteer, and who further supported the mission of CASA as a staff member supervising and mentoring many of our volunteers, we are featuring one CASA volunteer each month who is making a difference in the lives of children in Porter County.