Shelby County CASA/GAL

Shelby County CASA/GAL has expanded throughout the years! Starting in 2002, there were 5 volunteers and 1 staff member advocating for 34 children.

Fast forward to 2023, there were 32 active volunteers and 3 staff members that advocated for 154 abused, neglected, and dependent children in Shelby County.

Shelby County CASA/GAL receives funding through the juvenile court system, the Ohio Attorney General’s Office through VOCA & SVAA grants, the Ohio CASA Association, Shelby County United Way and the annual fundraiser-Dancing with Our Stars!

Core Values

  • Advocacy – respectfully providing good advice and counsel
  • Compassion – to understand and share the needs of those we serve
  • Dedication – committed to the task at hand
  • Hope – an expectation of good things to come
  • Quality – intentional excellence in all we do


    Board Members

    • Leah Shreves, Chair
    • Eileen Hix, Vice-Chair
    • Misty Drake
    • Colleen Gong
    • Mickey Hamer
    • Marti Phelan
    • Diann Rodrigues
    • Scott Roomes
    • Beth Winegardner