19 Feb The Advocate Bulletin
Why CASA Matters | A Message from Board Chair Jim McCafferty
James “Jim” McCafferty is currently President of the CFACC Board and works for Wingspan care Group as a Project Manager on the Ohio Healthy Transitions Project; the Project is a five-year federal grant-funded through the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA). Jim is assisting the group as it works to create a System of Care for youth aged 16 to 25 with Mental Health issues and co-occurring Intellectual Disabilities who are transitioning into adulthood, and thus moving from the child-serving system to the adult-serving system.
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From the Executive Director’s Desk
Dear Friends and Stakeholders of CFACC:
On the pandemic front, we applaud Governor DeWine for prioritizing the vaccination of Ohio’s educators, intending to return all OH children to in-person, school-based learning by March 1. This in turn will increase the ability of our CASA volunteers to serve their case-assigned children and perhaps result in an influx of new case appointments as a wider variety of adults once again have regular contact with children at school.
As the pandemic recedes and children become more visible once again, CFACC will continue to use all means at our disposal to advocate for children at risk of abuse, neglect, and dependency here in Cuyahoga County. Thanks to your ongoing support, we can achieve an even greater realization of our child advocacy mission- making a difference for every child through education, advocacy, and collaborative alliances.
In Support of Every Child Served,
Patricia L. Kuivinen, MA, MNO, LSW
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