change a child’s story ™
Imagine what it feels like to be a child in foster care. They are waiting for a volunteer like you to help them find a permanent, forever home.
Our best interest advocacy work helps children as they grow to ensure they receive the services that will support their well-being.
become a volunteer
Volunteers can improve children’s well-being and help them reach a permanent home.
ways to give
There are many ways that you can help a child who has experienced abuse or neglect.
CASA volunteers are appointed by judges to advocate for children’s best interests. They stay with each case until it is closed and the child is in a safe, permanent home. We serve children from birth to eighteen years.
Volunteers work with legal and child welfare professionals, educators, and service providers to ensure that judges have all the information they need to make the most well-informed decisions for each child.
Our best-interest advocacy is driven by the guiding principle that children grow and develop best with their family of origin if that can be safely achieved. Most of the children we work with are in foster care, but some are with their families of origin. And, most children who leave foster care do so to return to their families.
We need your help…
Abuse and neglect can happen to a child at any age. Babies are at the highest risk as more than one quarter of victims are younger than three years old. Whether a three-year-old or a 15-year-old teenager, experiencing abuse or neglect has a lasting impact on a child.
Having a caring adult advocate for a child’s best interest can make a lasting difference for a child who’s been neglected or abused.
BRIGHTER FUTURES AND STRONGER COMMUNITIES
Children who have experienced abuse or neglect fare better with a CASA volunteer by their side. Studies have shown:
to find a safe, permanent home
to succeed in school
HALF AS LIKELY
to re-enter the foster care system.