Attorney, Darcy Hoellwarth PLLC
Manager, Standards & Compliance, Intermountain Gas
Vice President & General Manager, Office Printers at HP
Activist & Social Work Student
Government Relations Consultant, Cygnet, LLC
CPA, Chigbrow, Ryan & Co., Chtd.
Family Physician, Trinity Mountain Family Medicine Clinic
Sr. Operations Manager, Citi
Program Manager & Nurse, St. Luke's
Lead Counsel, Idaho Power Company
VP-Sr. Financial Consultant, Charles Schwab
CASA Program Director
Donor Relations Manager
Family Strengthening Director
Community Engagement Manager
Director of Sustainability
Family Strengthening Intake & Case Manager
CASA Database & Case Intake Administrator
CASA Trainer & Attorney Coordinator
Super-Volunteer Database Manager
Family Strengthening Children & Volunteer Coordinator
Family Strengthening Parent & Volunteer Coordinator
New Volunteer & Advocate Supervisor
Family Advocates is a private, independent 501 (c)(3) non-profit agency founded in 1978 and serving Southwest Idaho. Our founders, two foster families (the Hogins and the Murphys), saw the great need to keep children out of the foster system and they established a long-term vision of seeing the end of child abuse in Idaho. Family Advocates was incorporated in Boise on September 28, 1978.
The CASA Program began late in 1980, when the Junior League, the Boise Bar Association, and Family Advocates received permission from the Honorable Richard Grant, Juvenile Magistrate, to initiate a pilot Guardian ad Litem program in Ada County. In 1982, the CASA Program officially accepted its first child protection referral and, in 1986, Family Advocates, including attorney Eric Haff, took an active role in working with legislators to revise the Child Protection Act to clearly define the role of a Guardian ad Litem (GAL). The CASA Program at Family Advocates serves children in the Fourth Judicial District (Ada, Boise, Elmore, and Valley Counties).
Keeping families healthy, stable, and preventing child abuse from ever happening, was the foundation of the Family Advocates’ mission. This vision of child abuse prevention has evolved from a volunteer-based Home Visiting Program to our current Family Strengthening Program. The Family Strengthening Program includes best practices and theories of modern day and has expanded out from Boise to include Caldwell, Mountain Home, and Garden City.