Your support allows us to serve more children like Jennifer*, whom at age 17, has been in foster care most of her childhood. She painfully experienced sexual abuse, yet found hope upon reuniting with her father. Sadly, Jennifer was physically abused and neglected in that home. Jennifer was in long term foster care and remained in a group home until she found hope once again as she gained a foster family. This family invited Jennifer to become a forever member of their family. In addition, the CASA has observed Jennifer to be the happiest she ever has been since the CASA has known her. With the strong advocacy of both the CASA and Jennifer’s attorney in court, her forever home is within sight.
*Names altered for confidentiality
A CASA is a community member appointed by judges to watch over and advocate for abused children, to make sure they don’t get lost or languish in the overburdened legal and youth services system. For many abused children, their CASA volunteer will be the one constant adult presence in their lives. CASA volunteers become long term meaningful life connections for these children.
If you would like to volunteer and help children like Jennifer, pledge your volunteer hours on the Volunteer Hours Pledge Form.