Author with foster-care story meets with directors of Voices for Children

Voices for Children’s President’s Circle donors, Board of Directors, and Community Advisory Council gathered at the La Jolla home of Rochelle and Bill Bold last week for a festive evening that included a reading by Vanessa Diffenbaugh, author of the New York Times bestseller “The Language of Flowers.” The novel chronicles a foster child’s difficult transition to adulthood, a common issue addressed by Voices for Children and its volunteer Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASAs), who number more than 800 and work with foster children — from infants to teens — to ensure their needs are met in the courtroom, classroom, and community.