CASA Welcomes Laura Golomb
LANCASTER, PA (September 29, 2015) – Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA) of Lancaster County is pleased to welcome Laura Golomb to the staff as a full time Volunteer Manager.
Laura Golomb started with CASA of Lancaster County as a Master of Social Work Intern in August of 2014. She joined the staff as a part time Volunteer Manager at the end of her internship in June of 2015. CASA is pleased to now welcome her full time.
Laura Golomb oversees the Peer Coordinator model. Peer Coordinators are experienced CASAs that are trained to mentor their peers and guide them through the triumphs and challenges of a case. The Peer Coordinator system allows CASA to serve more children while utilizing the depth of experience from the pool of talented and committed volunteers. As a Volunteer Manager, Ms. Golomb supervises and guides Advocates and Peer Coordinators through the often difficult, but rewarding process of advocating for a child in foster care.
Originally from Berwick, Pennsylvania, Ms. Golomb moved to Lancaster County to attend Elizabethtown College, graduating with a Bachelor of Arts in Social Work in 2010. After working in children’s mental and behavioral health for two years, she began the Masters in Social Work program at Millersville University. Her area of interest is macro social work, which involves inciting change at the community level. Ms. Golomb states, "I am excited to be part of CASA as a Volunteer Manager. I enjoy getting to know my advocates and helping them work through the cases they take on. I’m always impressed by the dedication our volunteers have to our program and to the children they advocate for. I think every kid deserves the best possible chance at a bright future. CASA provides that chance to the most vulnerable children in Lancaster County.”
Jessica Laspino, Executive Director of CASA of Lancaster County says, "We are excited to welcome Ms. Golomb full time. With her experience and commitment to CASA, she will be a great asset to our team and to the children in foster care in Lancaster County.”
CASA of Lancaster County provides court appointed volunteer advocacy for children of abuse and neglect in the belief that every child deserves a safe, nurturing, and permanent home. CASA volunteers believe that growing up in a safe home is a fundamental human right.
For information about becoming involved with CASA, call 717-208-3280 or send an email to: casa@CASAlancaster.org or visit www.casalancaster.org.