We’re so happy you found us. Our site is designed to give you some basic information about CASA for Kids, Inc. and our mission to provide Court Appointed Special Advocates for abused/neglected children in Sullivan and Hawkins County. You can learn about upcoming events/fundraisers, how CASA works, how to become a volunteer and so much more by calling us at 423-247-1161.
CASA For Kids, Inc.’s mission is to advocate for the best interest of the neglected / abused children appointed to us through the Juvenile Courts in Sullivan and Hawkins Counties. We will accomplish this by recruiting, training, and supervising dedicated community volunteers. These volunteers will be able to research and to relay accurate information to the court and monitor the child’s situation. This will help the court to facilitate placement of these children in safe, healthy, permanent homes in an expedient manner.
Mary Kilpatrick, a Kingsport resident who already served the agency as a volunteer, took on the director’s role effective Sept. 13. Kilpatrick, who earned a Juris Doctor cum laude at the Appalachian School of Law, brings a vast amount of knowledge, passion and opportunites to the CASA for Kids, Inc. Program.
Kilpatrick spent her first couple of months working alongside retiring Executive Director Connie Steere, who after 18 years of service retired Nov. 1. Kilpatrick joins a staff of eight. This past fiscal year, with the work of 100-plus active volunteers and the leadership of 18 board directors, CASA for Kids Inc. served 590 alleged abused and, or neglected children coming to the attention of the four juvenile courts in Sullivan and Hawkins counties. To see the full write up regarding Kilpatrick, check out the article from Bristol Herald Courier.