New Advocates
March 2018

We are wrapping up the last day of our March training session for these new CASA advocates! March was a small but strong group of volunteers and we are so excited for them to get started on their cases! Call 918.584.2272 to find out how you can begin advocating for a child in foster care.

Volunteer Spotlight – Floyd Kirk

Meet Floyd!

Floyd Kirk was sworn in as a CASA advocate last fall, and although he has been a child advocate for just a few short months, he has made an enormous impact on the families he works with.

The foster parents of Floyd’s CASA children rave about how helpful he is — whether he is scheduling appointments, rocking the babies, or playing games with the older children on his case, they know that Floyd will be there week after week to assist in any way that he can.

Floyd is a retired educator who served as a teacher, coach, principal, AND superintendent! When he is not busy spending time with his 8 grandchildren and his 5 CASA kiddos, Floyd can be found serving his community in Glenpool through Church volunteerism, mentoring and tutoring elementary students, and serving on the Foundation board.

He also enjoys watching OSU sports, Thunder basketball, and Pro Baseball games. Floyd lives by a philosophy to “treat all children like they are your own child or grandchild” – and this is something that he consistently demonstrates on his CASA case.

If you see this advocate around town, please help us thank him for being such a dedicated volunteer…but be warned — he has an identical twin!

“Tulsa CASA provides a staff and volunteers that CARE about kids—they represent them at court and assist the foster parents; just being a ‘voice’ is huge for kids that need a CASA worker. Step up and volunteer wherever YOUR passion lies. Volunteers are needed everywhere.” – Floyd Kirk

A Note from his Advocate Manager

Floyd is a newer CASA who has jumped into his first case like a pro. He goes above and beyond on his case to make sure that his children’s best interests are heard by all involved.

He always has a huge smile on his face when he talks about his children, and it’s clear to anyone that he absolutely cares about them.

When I hear other professionals and foster parents brag about him and his hard work, I’m reminded that he’s a special CASA and I’m proud to be his supervisor. – Courtney Davis

New Advocates
February 2018

We had 7 new Volunteer Advocates swear in yesterday evening! Congratulations to our February class on completing their CASA training, we are so excited to assign their first cases!

If you missed our February training, the March session is right around the corner! Please RSVP for our Lunch and Learn on March 7th or call the office to find out more about advocating for a child in foster care. 918.584.2272

Volunteer Spotlight – Susan Oare

Meet Susan!

Susan Oare came to Tulsa CASA in June of 2015 after a 40-year career in public education.
Working as an elementary school teacher and also a principal, Susan had the opportunity to interact with CASA’s, DHS, and the foster care system.

Having seen the commitment and passion those parties offered to support children, she promised herself that she would get involved.

Since retiring in 2014, she has participated in many volunteer activities; aside from being a child advocate, Susan also volunteers at the Jenks Aquarium and is an adjunct teacher at Tulsa Technology Center.

When she’s not busy advocating for foster children she can be found reading, spending time at the lake, and traveling—though you probably won’t see her traveling to an amusement park any time soon, a little known fact about Susan is that she is really scared of the rides!

Susan also enjoys spending time with her friends and family, as well as their spoiled dog, Sassy. Susan describes herself as being very family-oriented, and she always puts her husband, Tom, and their two grown children, Mark and Amy, first.

This quality is something that she brings into her volunteer experiences as well. Susan’s compassion for others, respect for families, and dedication to her CASA cases could only be described as putting others first. We are lucky to have a volunteer who is so passionate about our program—thank you for all that you do!

“CASA’s provide the children of Tulsa with a voice and a positive future…I have discovered that when I am involved with a case, the children are always a part of my thoughts.” – Susan Oare

A Note from her Advocate Manager

Susan is an experienced CASA volunteer who brings so much to her work with our children and families.  She approaches each case with a can do attitude.  She is very driven to make a difference and she truly has!

Susan has the ability to turn even the most difficult situation around, which in the end truly benefits the children and families.

Susan is a trusted confidant, a caring support and a passionate advocate for those with whom she works.  Her very presence, warm smile and friendly greetings impact her work and make her highly effective as a CASA.

I can’t think of a case that could not benefit from Susan’s amazing talents and skills, she is one in a million and we are so grateful she is continuing her life’s work of child advocacy as a volunteer for CASA. – Julie Blake

New Advocates
January 2018

Last night was the Swearing-In Ceremony for our very first training class of 2018! We are so excited about this new group of Court Appointed Special Advocates and look forward to seeing the impact they make in the lives of children and families! Congratulations, January CASA’s!

New Advocates
November 2016

Thank you to these 7 people who are ready to take on the role of child advocate! Tulsa CASA is proud to have you!
Join them! Apply online or RSVP for our January lunch and learn!

New Advocates
September 2016

Thank you for taking the step to become a voice for a child.  You are an inspiration!

Thank you for choosing CASA!