Meet Silvia Lara

“My passion is helping people, especially kids.”

At what point did you truly feel like a CASA?

When meeting my children and seeing a smile on their face. Meeting with my children is satisfying to me.

What has been the most rewarding moment of being a CASA?

Following up with the kids and just making sure, they are okay. My goal is to bring their family together. When I pick them up to take them to see their dad, the smile I see on their face just makes me feel so good. I know in those moments that I am getting closer with them. A lot of people in the system bombard and overwhelm my children and I’m just trying to make it easier for them. Make their life better.

What gets you through your hard moments?

The children. Sometimes if I feel overwhelmed I call my sister in California to talk and she reminds me, “Don’t forget those kids need you.” she says. I know they do, so I stay.

*CASA 2016-Current