CASA (Court Appointed Special Advocates) celebrated the completion of its new home Thursday morning with a ribbon cutting.


CASA (Court Appointed Special Advocates) celebrated the completion of its new home Thursday morning with a ribbon cutting.

CASA moved to its new location, 204 W. Central, at the beginning of this month, but just recently finished moving in.

Linda Sanders, CASA Board president, recognized Executive Director Janet Jacobs.

“She and her family have put in untold hours to make our office as beautiful as it is,” Sanders said.

In addition to all of the CASA supporters and volunteers gathered for the event, Janette Meis, state CASA director, and Paige Beard, national CASA regional program officer Mountain Plains Region, were on hand to cut the ribbon.

There were a number of reasons for the move, with one big reason being more space.

“But more importantly most of our volunteers are retired so the convenience of having ground floor access is important,” Sanders said.

Previously, they were located on the third floor of the county office building just a couple of doors down.

The new location also provides them more visibility in the community.

“We thought it was important the community knew we were here,” she said.

This location also allows an area for them to conduct business meetings and do volunteer training within their business, where before they had to use space on a different floor of the building.

“We are appreciative of the White Eagle Credit Union in helping us rent this space,” Sanders said.
The space includes a reception area, two offices, a kitchenette and storage area.

“We feel fortunate to do this,” she said of the relocation. “Right now we are expanding in terms of volunteers, so the additional space is invaluable.”