Casa of Lane County

Rating: 3.67 stars   3 reviews

Issues: Children & Youth, Crime & Law

Location: 174 Deadmond Ferry Rd Springfield OR 97477 USA

Mission: CASA of Lane County trains community volunteers to advocate for the best interest of abused or neglected children in juvenile dependency court.

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Rating: 5 stars  

CASA of Lane County is one of the most well run, strategic non-profits I have had the pleasure of being associated with. In the last seven years, I have served on various committees, the board of directors and I am a donor. My husband went through the training and served as a CASA on two cases prior to my involvement with the organization.

In my 15+ years of working for and volunteering with non-profits, I have seen few that match CASA in their strategic focus and emphasis on mission. The staff are professional and mission driven.

The biggest challenge for this organization is for the general public to know and understand their vital roll in ensuring the safety and security of our community's most vulnerable children. But, that is changing with the organizations consistent effort to raise awareness and tell their story. My life is richer for having served this organziation.

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Would you volunteer for this group again?

Definitely

For the time you spent, how much of an impact did you feel your work or activity had?

Life-changing

Did the organization use your time wisely?

Very Well

Would you recommend this group to a friend?

Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2013

Review from Guidestar
Rating: 5 stars  

I have worked with this agency for several years. I am extremely impressed by the quality of leadership exhibited by the board and the management team. Management has been innovative in developing a new model for the supervision of volunteers that is receiving national attention. The organization remains fiscally sound and dedicated to the mission. I serve as a CASA volunteer appointed by the court, as a member of the development committee, and on the legislative committee. This is a strong and excellent non-profit that accomplishes critical work with at risk children.

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Would you volunteer for this group again?

Definitely

For the time you spent, how much of an impact did you feel your work or activity had?

Life-changing

Did the organization use your time wisely?

Very Well

Would you recommend this group to a friend?

Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2013

Review from Guidestar
Rating: 1 stars  

12 people found this review helpful

I think this agency could do a really wonderful job if they had more qualified staff. I felt as if the supervisor and staff I encountered needed more professional training in social services. It seemed that many of the supervisors and staff were friends and that was the basis for their hire, not professional experience or training.

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If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

Get a professional to run the organization, hire better qualified staff.

What I've enjoyed the most about my experience with this nonprofit is...

Encountering the children who needed assistance. The people I met at the County DHS were terrific.

The kinds of staff and volunteers that I met were...

A bit disorganized.

If this organization had 10 million bucks, it could...

Hire more professional staff with the proper education and training.

Ways to make it better...

the staff were better qualified to provide guidance.

In my opinion, the biggest challenges facing this organization are...

One thing I'd also say is that...

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2008-1-01

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