Child Advocates of Silicon Valley

Stories from the Work: Brianna and Angela

Tuesday, Nov 21, 2017

Stock Photo of Brianna

Brianna was having a rough time at her group home. She struggled to make friends and she had stopped going to class. At 15, Brianna had been forced to grow-up much too fast during a hard year in foster care.

When Angela met Brianna, she helped Brianna experience some of the everyday childhood activities she had missed. Angela took her to the beach for a day of sports and building sand castles; in return, Brianna taught Angela card tricks. The two volunteered at a food pantry during Brianna’s spring break and the next fall, Brianna enrolled in school again. During their activities together, Brianna began to share her hopes and concerns because she knew that her CASA Angela was there for her.

Brianna still has challenges ahead of her, but she knows her CASA Angela will be there for her every step of the way.

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