CASA Volunteer since 2021
Sianna Fenstermacher was born and raised in Colton, Oregon. She and her Goldendoodle, Reese, moved to Clatsop County in 2021 when her husband who serves in the Coast Guard was transferred to the area. She loves being so close to the ocean while also having the beautiful forest nearby.
Sianna is a Registered Respitory Therapist at Columbia Memorial Hospital where she helps people breathe in emergencies and everyday situations. In her free time, she enjoys reading and learning new things. She also has a photography business.
After moving to the area Sianna had some extra time on her hands and wanted to get involved in the community and loved the idea of being able to help kids. She took the New Volunteer CASA training and was sworn in as a volunteer CASA in 2021. Sianna has had one case since becoming a CASA and says it has been wonderful to watch the child she is advocating for thrive and grow. Sianna shared that one of the challenges being a CASA is to have understanding and compassion for other family members when they make decisions or take actions with which you do not agree. This is where Sianna asks herself “Is it time to step in and advocate for something different for the sake of the child’s best interest? or do I just need to accept my personal differences with other’s choices”? These are tough decisions that every CASA has to make from time to time and Sianna manages them with grace and strength.
What has surprised Sianna the most about being a CASA is how much information there can be to learn about your CASA child and their situation.
When people ask Sianna about becoming a CASA, she always tells them that they should attend a CASA orientation and sign up for a training and if seems like a good fit for them then they should “go for it”!
Sianna has been a wonderful advocate and will be moving to the beautiful state of Alaska soon but will continue as a CASA for her youth until the case closes. Thank you, Sianna, for your commitment and care as you continue to advocate for the child in your case. We are proud to have you as part of the CASA family and will miss you but are confident you will make an impact in your new community.
Clatsop CASA Program, Inc.
818 Commercial St., Suite 401
Post Office Box 514
Astoria, OR 97103
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THANK YOU CLARK FOUNDATION! - The Clark Foundation awarded a 45,000 grant to Clatsop CASA this week! To be awarded at $15,000 over the next 3 years! We are grateful and we could not do this important work without their support.
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