Matt Wadlinger, CASA of Orange County

Director, Outreach, Marketing and Family Connections

"So there is a theory that the apple doesn't fall far from the tree; that because a child's parent suffers from drug addiction, the child will wind up going the same route. But that's just not true. So many of our kids want to be the one who breaks out of the cycle." - Matt Wadlinger

Matt Wadlinger is Director of Outreach, Marketing and Family Connections at CASA of Orange County, which serves abused and neglected and abandoned children through the support of Court Appointed Special Advocates, or CASAs. Matt shares why he wants to change people’s expectations of foster youth and how anyone can make a difference in a child’s life.

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