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|CASA Moves in to New Home
|A Knox County organization that serves as an advocate for abused and neglected children is in a new home, one that its director says should help the organization help provide more help.
The Court Appointed Special Advocates of Knox County, or "CASA", held an open house Thursday at their new location in downtown Galesburg, across from the Red Cross office on East Main Street, moving there from its former home at Simmons and Cherry Streets.
CASA Executive Director Judy Guenseth tells WGIL the move to bigger and better digs was long overdue. "We had been in an eight-by-ten office for three years," Guenseth said. "It's kind of hard to manage an agency in that small of a space. Certainly we can't hire part-time help. So, our board decided to step out, and rent a bigger place. I wrote a grant, and we were able to get some funds, and so in a couple of month, we're going to hire a part-time staff person."
Guenseth says that part-time staffer will be, what she calls, an "advocate support person" essentially helping to keep the operation running. She says the new space will also allow CASA to hold meetings, training sessions, and in-service for all the volunteer advocates the agency has.
Guenseth says the national CASA organization provided the grant that helped them move to the new location, but says more public financial support, and volunteers, are always needed.
(Attendees mingle and enjoy refreshments at CASA's Open House Thursday.)
(A display in a window of CASA's Open House Thursday promotes their "Heart Walk," scheduled for February in Sandburg Mall. WGIL News Story and Photos by Will Stevenson.)
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