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MyWestTexas.com - CASA seeks Big Spring volunteers
Jones became a volunteer three years ago, but today, the need remains for more volunteers in Howard County, which has between six to 11 children more in care each month, said Tonya Eckert, volunteer coordinator for CASA of West Texas.
...CASA of West Texas
also serves Glasscock County, which currently does not have any children to serve, Eckert
"are the organization," Eckert
said."The thing about a CASA volunteer is you don't have to be a professional.You're a member of the community that has a loving heart towards children." Volunteers
can also develop a rapport with the children's families because of their interaction with the child, Eckert
...For more information about the sessions or to become a volunteer for Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA) of West Texas, contact Tonya Eckert, volunteer coordinator, at (432) 683-1114 or (877) 316-8346.
Tonya Eckert - Volunteer Coordinatortonyae@casawtx.orgTonya
came to CASA of West Texas in August 2005.As Volunteer Coordinator, Tonya's responsibilities include recruiting and training volunteers in the seven counties served by CASA of West Texas. Tonya grew up in Midland and graduated from Midland Christian School.She then graduated from Abilene Christian University with a Bachelor of Science degree in Social Work.Tonya
has always had a passion for the well-being of children.Tonya worked for Child Protective Services for 12 years before taking some time to be a "stay-at-home mom".Tonya
is excited by this new challenge with CASA, as it offers children who have been abused or neglected someone devoted to their best interests.Tonya
husband Ron, a local attorney and song writer, have two children, Lindsey, 5th grade, and Lauren, 1st grade.Tonya
enjoys spending time with her
family, sewing and gardening.
Odessa American Online: Serving the Permian Basin of West Texas
They currently work with 82 cases in seven counties, Tonya Eckert, volunteer coordinator for CASA of West Texas, said.
Tonya EckertVolunteer Coordinator
First Christian Church - Latest News
If you would like more information call the CASA volunteer coordinator, Tonya Eckert, at 683-1114 or browse the materials in Share's office.