My name is Sulma Reyes. I have been a CASA of Terrebonne family member since October 2011 as an Advocate Supervisor. I maintained my position for over a year and then ventured on to other projects but maintained contact and became a Volunteer in 2013/2014. I am happy to report that my case ended in a very happy adoption. After having a break from working and being a full time mom of 3 funny, energetic, handsome boys, I came back to CASA, to a job that I loved. (I now have 5 energetic boys!)
I graduated in 2007 with a Bachelor’s degree in Psychology with a minor in addictive disorders. My background consists of working with the Justice system assuring that individuals have the services needed to maintain a safe and healthy life. Prior to moving to LA, we lived in CA where for over 9 years I advocated for victims of domestic violence, sexual assault, and violent crime. I have seen, experienced, and heard many things. I have seen thousands of victims come across my desk, feeling defeated, helpless, and unsure of their future. With a little encouragement and push in the right direction, some of them become survivors who are independent, self-sufficient, and hopeful for the future. When I think of CASA, that is what CASA volunteers do for our CASA children -- they plant that seed, they show they care, and help kids know that regardless of what their circumstances are someone has stepped up to be their voice, eyes, and ears. That is why I am proud to be part of the CASA team. Thank you from the bottom of my heart if you are involved in CASA and if you are not, what are you waiting for?? A child needs you more than ever!!