Thursday, August 1, 2013

Early Work Mercantile Update

We've turned another page on the calendar and that means it is time for new offerings on Early Work Mercantile!
Stacy Nash Design
Maggie Bononomi Design
Bird in the Hand Primitives Freebie Design!
These pieces have all been spoken for but please drop by EWM to see everything that is offered this month by the talented artists. You can tell by the offerings that many of us are really looking forward to fall! And btw, if you'd like to be included on my email list and get first peek at my offerings, please drop me an email and I'd be happy to add you.
Tomorrow I'll attend my first pre-trial conference as a CASA volunteer. I've known about the CASA program for quite awhile and finally this year decided I had to pursue this volunteering opportunity. Our group completed training in June and I was assigned to my first case two weeks ago. It involves a little boy who was born with serious medical issues and is living with his grandparents while Mom pulls it together. She missed a number of his doctor's appointments and the little boy was diagnosed with failure to thrive. We are still very early in the process--most cases last at least a year!--but Mom seems to want to do the right things and hopefully the family will eventually be reunited. I don't have a social work background so I feel like I'm learning a new language but my case supervisor has been very supportive and helpful.  It does take somewhat of a time commitment because you have to visit the children in placement at least once a month and file reports on the meetings and court sessions as well as the visits. But so far it has been very rewarding and the program overall seems to be very well run.


Karen said...

Hi Roberta,
What wonderful offerings...wish one of them for sure wasn't sold!!! It caught my eye.

Congratulations on being in the program...I wish you luck.

Raymond Homestead said...

Love your creations, especially the pumpkin pillow! Good for you for volunteering. Sounds like a great program.

Me and My Stitches said...

Love the new goodies posted, but really love that you are working with CASA. I have heard about the program and it is a wonderful one!

Carol Z said...

We've had perfect summer days here, so I'm putting off all thoughts of autumn. Look forward to hearing about your volunteer work. Good wishes!