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Causes: Children & Youth, Children & Youth Services

Mission: CASA of Contra Costa County is a 501c3, nonprofit organization formed in 1981 to provide highly trained community volunteers to advocate for the needs of abused and neglected children and assist the juvenile court in making timely and more informed decisions that are in the best interests of these children. Since 1981, CASA has served as a unique and cost-effective way to ensure that these children are not exposed to further domestic violence by providing access to needed health, education, and therapeutic services.

Target demographics: foster children and youth

Geographic areas served: Contra Costa County

Community Stories

9 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

Deborah174

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I have been volunteering as a Court-Appointed Special Advocate for the past 8 years. During that time I have advocated for three teen girls in the foster care system. Each was very different, and I was always able to get advice and support from the staff and other volunteers of CASA of Contra Costa County. While my volunteer work has been challenging at times, it is extremely rewarding as well. I know that I have made a positive difference in three lives.

Board Member

Rating: 5

I have been a volunteer for CASA of Contra Costa County for 6 years. We have never been more committed to helping abused and neglected foster youth. Everyone involved in CASA is committed to serving more and more kids but we need your help! Talk to us about how you can help us with our very worthwhile cause.

Donor

Rating: 5

I've been involved for about 5 years, first as a volunteer, now as a member of the Board. CASA of Contra Costa County delivers essential support to kids removed from their homes because of abuse or neglect and does it with more than 100 dedicated volunteers

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

If you want direct impact in a child's / youth's life then CASA of Contra Costa County is for you. As a volunteer I look for strong administrative support so I can focus all my efforts on the foster youth. The program has a strong reputation in the Contra Costa Superior Court system and Child Family Services. Such a reputation allows for a strong impact in a foster youth's life.

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Advisor

Rating: 5

CASA is one of the best and most effective organizations helping foster children in Contra Costa County. There is a rigorous screening and training process for the volunteers, and ongoing support to help with any situation.

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Donor

Rating: 5

There's no better cause to donate! I am impressed by the work volunteers and staff from this organization do every day to help abused and neglected children and youth who live in foster care. By helping foster kids, they also help our entire community.

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Donor

Rating: 5

This is a great organization. It provides so much support to their volunteers who work directly with the foster children. Even more impressive is how much good they do with a very small budget. This is one of those organizations that does such good work with such good results that everyone should be donating to them so they can serve more youth.

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

I volunteered as a CASA fir 3 years. I found the people at the CASA office to be very helpful in dealing with issues of my CASA child. They supported my efforts in every way possible. They helped provide services to foster children I worked with. They do wonderful things for the nediest foster children. After my first child was adopted, I have continued to see him. He is very close to my heart. Thanks for providing me with this opportunity. Donna

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Donor

Rating: 5

I have been a supporter of Contra Costa County CASA for about 10+ years. I can tell you that the children that are served by this organization are the lucky ones in the foster care system. They have experienced the worst of abuse and abandonment and are selected by the judges to have a CASA volunteer assigned to work with them. The volunteer works one on one with the child, sees that they get the services, education, therapy and placement that is needed and also are the child's voice in court when the family is being evaluated for reuniting possibilities. This program really works!!!!!!!!! The individual relationship built between the child and their advocate is strong, healing, and provides a constant source of care in an ever changing foster care enviroment. The Contra Costa program is the oldest in CA and is often cited as the model for other counties. As a leader in this program Contra Costa has set the bar high for recruiting, training, and supporting volunteers. The bottom line is that children survive the system and go on to productive adulthood. Contra Costa CASA raises most of the money needed through grants and private donations. These monies are never assured and the program must be forever conscious of how money is raised and spent. If you are looking for a fiscally responsible organization that does amazingly good work and succeeds year after year in its mission, Contra Costa CASA is a program you should support. I am proud to be a supporter.