CASA is looking for volunteers

Staff reports
Judge Alvin Turner Jr., Mary Bourgeois, Chantill Thomas, Jennifer Hue and Kassie Campbell were recently sworn in as new volunteers for Ascension Parish.

Child Advocacy Sevices CASA (Court Appointed Special Advocates) program is looking for volunteers to be the voice for children in the community who have been victims of abuse and/or neglect.

CASA depends on volunteers to make a difference in the lives of these innocent children. Currently there are three children in Ascension waiting for someone to be their voice and many more cases that have been unreported.

CASA training for Ascension Parish volunteers will begin at 6 p.m. on Monday, Feb. 7, at the Child Advocacy Services office located at 1026 E. Worthy Rd., Suite C, Gonzales.

If you are interested in participating in this training, contact the office at 225-647-2005 or email To learn more about the Child Advocacy Services CASA program, visit the website at

Documents are required to start the training process, so call today.

A reunion of CASA volunteers and CASA Advocate Supervisors serving Ascension Parish was held recently. Shown during the reunion are, from left, bottom row: Grace Landry, Jennifer Hue, Krisy McAdams, Mary Bourgeois and Rachel Hester; seated: Jada Mayon, Kassie Campbell, Jody Delatte, Sebrena Coleman, Debbie Elkins, Joy Johnson, Linda Lewis, Kerry Songy and Terica Gant; and standing: Cindy Schexnaydre, Linda Lanoux, Rob Carlisle, Faye Williams, Chantill Thomas, Pat Golembiewski, Bethany Mihalik, Rose Pasnik, Rita Earl, Stephanie Breeden, Linda Hebert, Jan Heath, Donna St. Pierre and Donald Songy.