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OUR PROGRAM

A CASA is the tireless and passionate protector of a child who has experienced abuse and neglect and is involved in the system. They are granted tremendous authority by the court, and are able to do what it takes to see that a child is not ignored, their best interests and critical needs are addressed, and that the presiding judge is able to understand the true facts of a child’s condition in an over-burdened child welfare system.

 

CASAs are in a unique position to work in the system without being of the system. Throughout the process, CASAs have permission to visit the children regularly, talk to a child’s parents, teachers, caseworkers, doctors and therapists in order to hear all perspectives and give an unbiased portrayal of the case to the judge. CASAs help kids through the system safely, quickly, and more effectively.

 

OUR VISION

 We imagine every child thriving in a permanent, safe, and nurturing family.

 

OUR MISSION

CASA for Children strives to improve outcomes for children in foster care by recruiting, training, and supporting community volunteers to advocate for the best interests of children who have experienced abuse and neglect. 

OUR VALUES STATEMENT

 We strive to uphold in every action and interaction:

compassion, commitment, integrity, inclusivity, justice, equity, and respect.

 

Read more about CASA For Children of Multnomah, Washington, Columbia & Tillamook Counties from our recent Annual Reports and Audited Financial Statements on our News & Publications page.

ABOUT CASA

When a child who has experienced abuse or neglect is going through the trauma of the court system, a CASA is tirelessly working to guide them through safely, quickly, and effectively.

DONATE NOW

Donate now online, it’s a safe and secure way to give. Your support will help children in our community who have experienced abuse or neglect find safe, permanent homes.

BECOME AN ADVOCATE

We need volunteers more than ever to help a child find a safe, permanent home. Become a CASA and make a lasting difference in the life of a child.

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