CASA Volunteer Spotlight: Meet Molly HealyEmily Hoak
“As my relationship grows with the child and family, my input is important and necessary to insure the well-being of the child.”
Molly Healy was sworn in as a CASA volunteer in June of 2019. She is registered nurse, but stopped working 20 years ago when her fourth child was born.
When asked what led her to volunteer, Molly said, “I had thought about being a CASA ever since my good friend, Sarah Fink, became a CASA years ago, but I did not feel the timing was quite right. It remained in the back of my mind and Sarah patiently encouraged me at different times, and finally a year ago, the timing was right. I was ready to get involved, embrace a child, and change his or her life for the better.”
Molly has enjoyed “using some nursing skills again, primarily with assessing growth and development of the child and interpreting medical information regarding the case.” She also expressed that she’s enjoyed “learning and participating in the legal system involved with the cases and working with a team approach that includes DCS and service providers.”
Regarding what motivates Molly to keep on volunteering, she said, “I remain a CASA volunteer because I am needed, and as my relationship grows with the child and family my input is important and necessary to insure the well-being of the child.”
“Being a CASA for me has been an on-going learning experience,” she added. “I am never sure what will happen from week to week, but with the guidance of my supervisor, I feel I am well equipped to handle the challenges that may arise. The result is always the health and safety of the child, and I cannot think of a better way to spend my time.”
Thank you, Molly!