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Grants to provide two additional CASA workers

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 Through grant funds the CASA Program for Bullitt County has hired two additional staff members to work as Volunteers Coordinators. 

We welcome Laurie Dye and Victoria (Tori) Wildt, who will be working to assist in serving additional abused and neglected children in the court system, who are without an advocate.  

There are approximately 500 children in the Bullitt County Family Court System due to abuse and neglect.  CASA is currently serving on cases involving 140 of these children. 

If you are interested in learning more about how you can make a difference through CASA please contact us at the CASA office, (502) 543-4554.  

Laurie Dye moved from the New Haven area to Shepherdsville four years ago after selling her family farm.  

She has spent a number of years in management with long-term care and the marketing field, including owning her own bakery.

Laurie enjoys spending time with her two daughters and their families as well as cooking, which she claims is a stress reliever. 

She hopes to one day use her creative skills towards implementing a world-wide dessert distributorship through the soon to be open military family facility at Cedar Grove.

“My grandchildren keep me young at heart, I love the innocence and imagination of children, that is why working in a field to assist children in crisis is such a blessing for me,” said Dye.

Laurie attends St. Aloysius parish in Shepherdsville, where she also volunteers her time.     

Victoria (Tori) Wildt and her husband Gary have been married for 44 years, having four sons, three daughter-in-law and six grandchildren.  

Life experiences and training’s have led to both staff and volunteer opportunities with crisis pregnancies, an addiction program, and domestic violence.

Present volunteer endeavors include working with a team of women who are in the early planning stages of opening a residential home for women in crisis associated with addiction.  Tori’s hobbies include reading, walking, and some calligraphy, but by far her most favored thing is “quality time” with her husband, family and friends. 

Tori says one of her most surprisingly enjoyable experiences was when she got a Schnauzer puppy, bought a dog training video and was very pleased with her “well behaved” addition to her and Gary’s empty nest.