MISSION IN ACTION
Introduces CASA to prospective volunteers and trains volunteers for child advocacy.
CASA strives to ensure current volunteers are providing quality advocacy services to all abused and neglected children we serve through supervision & continuing education.
A community-supported series of courses available to teens 14 to 18 years of age that will provide education on violence prevention, financial literacy and job readiness.
BE THE CHANGE.
CASA works towards fulfilling its vision of pairing an advocate with every child who needs one through several programs:
Michael, 5 & James, 3
Michael and his little brother are developmentally delayed. They were found locked in a hot room and it looked like they hadn’t been given a bath in weeks or more. Both mom and dad were not fit to care for them. Despite mom’s efforts to reunite with her sons, she could not give them the proper care and supervision they needed. But, after two placements, Michael & James have found a loving foster home.
Samantha was diabetic and was brought to the hospital near death three times because her mother didn’t understand how to properly administer insulin. The CASA volunteer has been integral into educating family and keeping all parties informed. Samantha is home and is receiving appropriate care.
Natalie has experienced physical & sexual abuse and experimented with drugs & alcohol. Witnessing her mother physically abused by a boyfriend and suffereing the loss of her father to a drug overdose, Natalie was overcome with anxiety and tried to commit suicide. Today, her CASA is a source of encouragement and has helped her go back to school after being absent for 11 months. She trusts her CASA and knows that she will always be there for her in times of need.
For 9 years, the CASA is the single constant in the life of William, now turning 18. Removed from his mother at age 4 because of gross neglect, he began a series of placements. He did poorly in school because of the behavioral issues. A CASA was appointed at this point. Today, William has graduated from high school and works at UPS. He plans to enroll in JCTC and is eligible for Independent Living under the Cabinet. None of this
would have happened for him without his CASA