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Shelby Vaughn


Meet Everyday hero and CASA Advocate: Shelby Vaughn

Shelby has been a CASA for the past year and is currently serving on her second CASA case. She first heard about CASA through social media and knew she needed to get involved! Shelby is passionate about foster care and is currently working on her degree in Social Work, so this was a great fit to gain experience and give back! When thinking of how she has made a difference, Shelby shares “I would say I have been a shining light to my youth during dark times in their life. I have been their constant in a shaky world and loved on them when they needed love most.  I would also have to pose the question of how my youth has made a difference in my life. They have taught me to love unconditionally and always look for the good in every situation.” Shelby shares for anyone thinking about joining the CASA organization as a volunteer, to do it! She encourages people to jump feet first and be supported throughout by the amazing CASA staff. She says the CASA team helps you land feet first on your case and you learn not only to love others but learn how to love yourself and make a difference.

Shelby is a proud wife to Ethan Vaughn. Together they have 4 beautiful children, 3 girls and 1 sweet boy who range in age of 14 down to 3 years old. Outside of her immediate family, her mother and sister play huge roles in her life and play a big part in who she has become. Her family includes an amazing, supportive, and loving church family who are a huge part of her village in helping her through life and raising her 4 children. Shelby is currently a Junior at Southwest Baptist University. After Graduation, she plans to continue working with youth in foster care however that may look.

In her free time, she enjoys bible journaling, going to local boutiques and coffee shops while spending time with the ones she loves most. Coffee is a passion of hers, not just a hobby!

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