Shoals CASA

Community Partners assisting our cause

Shoals CASA is always looking for ways to connect with our local community leaders and businesses to share in our passion and mission of helping local abused and neglected children navigate the court and child welfare systems.
Each year we work diligently to advocate for the best interest of local abused and neglected children within the Shoals area. It's due to our community partners that we are able to maintain a high level of care and consistency. Consider today ways that you can help bring awareness and support to local abused children today!

From Idea to Reality: The Evolution of Shoals CASA

CASA was established in Florence Alabama in February 2002 by Judge Larry Mac Smith. Since 2002 we have worked hard to stand up for local abused and neglected children, advocating for children to obtain safe and permanent homes. We proudly serve Lauderdale and Colbert Counties.

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Heather Begley LMSW Shoals CASA Executive Director

Heather was born and raised in Florence Alabama. Graduated magna cumme laude from the University of North Alabama with an undergraduate degree in Social Work. She received her graduate degree in social work from the University of Alabama's Advanced Standing Program. Heather worked for many years as an in-home intensive reunification and family preservation social worker. She has a passion for Shoals CASA, our mission, and community.

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Shoals CASA Board of Directors

Shoals CASA Board of Directors is comprised of a volunteer group of community members with a passion to help local abused and neglected children.

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Gloria Stokes Shoals CASA
Volunteer Coordinator

Glorias was born and raised in Alabama. She relocated to Connecticut where she pursed a career with the East Hartford Fire Department serving within many positions, including that of Fire Marshal. Gloria spent time lecturing part-time at a local Community College and established and coordinated a Juvenile Firesetter Intervention Program for troubled youths, as well as a Peer Support Team for firefighters in crisis. Gloria became a Shoals CASA Volunteer in 2018. She is tremendous support and a valuable asset to our Shoals CASA team.

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