Maggie Chandler: Advocate Spotlight

by | Jun 10, 2024 | CASA Blog, CASA Updates, Uncategorized

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Meet Maggie Chandler, a CASA (Court Appointed Special Advocate) for three years. Passionate about helping others and lending a hand where needed, Maggie has also volunteered for the YWCA and the Yellowstone Boys & Girls Ranch. Knowing that she wanted to contribute to helping the foster care crisis in her own community, Maggie became a CASA. The stories of displaced kids tugged at Maggie’s heart strings.  According to Maggie, “All kids need a few good role models in their lives.”

Maggie is currently assigned to a teenager who has grown up with no parents and has been in over a dozen foster care placements within the past several years. Maggie describes her as a “spitfire” who loves hanging out with other friends, reading, watching movies, working at her job, and shopping for the latest fashion trends. Maggie also loves hanging out with her and has built a lasting relationship.

Being a mother of 4 herself, Maggie relates easily with her CASA kids. Conversations about school issues, friend issues, and likes and dislikes make Maggie approachable and builds trust with her assigned cases. Maggie just wants to be a “light in their life far beyond their time as a foster care and CASA child.” She feels honored to be able to provide that hope, encouragement, and light to each of her kids.

CASA feels honored that Maggie has chosen to be a volunteer. She brings a world of joy and care to each of her cases. For her, being a supportive role model is one of the coolest things she could have imagined. She recognizes that not only kids, but kids moving into adulthood, also need a trustworthy adult in their lives to help them feel safe and loved. Someone they can depend on and who will advocate for their needs. Maggie exemplifies all of the above.

When Maggie isn’t volunteering, she keeps herself busy with her ducks, parrots, a Boston Terrier, and a house trained lop-eared rabbit. She enjoys arts and crafts, hiking, gardening, and landscaping. But mostly, she loves spending time with her family and animals. We thank Maggie for finding time to volunteer on behalf of CASA kids. 

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Court Appointed Special Advocates are community volunteers who speak up for the best interests of children in foster care. Volunteer CASAs work for the best interests of kids by advocating for their safety and permanency.

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