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A Childs Place Casa Ltd

Rating: 5 stars   9 reviews 1,342

Nonprofit Issues:

Children & Youth, Crime & Law

Address:

720 Charles St Wellsburg WV 26070 USA

Mission:

National CASA's mission is to ensure that every child in or risk of being placed in foster care has a CASA Volunteer, appointed by judges to be a voice for these children in court. The result is that they are placed into safe, loving homes where they can thrive.

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Reviews for A Childs Place Casa Ltd

Role: General Member of the Public
Rating: 5 stars  

I am a former board member and got to know the work of this great organization at that time. Now, as a director of an After School and preschool program in a low income neighborhood, I have come to appreciate all that these volunteers do for our children. Many times, the CASA Volunteer is the most dependable person in the lives of the children they serve. They truly do give the child a voice in their own situations, as a judge is determining their future. I encourage others to give to this organization, in order to keep their operations solid. They work very hard, in very difficult situations.

Will you volunteer or donate to this organization?

Definitely

How much of an impact do you think this organization has?

Life-changing

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2011

 
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Rating: 5 stars  

They truly are the voice of the child in the court system and the only 'constant' for many children. Their involvement with the children they represent is more than any other agency or caseworker can provide. They make recommendations to the judges based on what they learn from building relationships with the children. Those relationships hold no matter how many times they are in and out of the home, how many foster families they live with throughout the state or institutions they are placed in. The role of a CASA Volunteer is critical for our children in the court system.

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

As a former board member, I am very aware of the wonderful work of this group of volunteers. I heard first hand how the involvement of a volunteer changed the life of a child - many times. I know that the organization operates without any major support, no matter how many children are in their system. They give freely of their time and their hearts to truly be the voice of children in need.

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

I don't believe I would change anything about the organization, but if it were possible to make it mandatory for every child in our court systems to be appointed a CASA volunteer, our children would be much better off.

 
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Role: General Member of the Public
Rating: 5 stars  

The commitment and dedication of the director and volunteers of CASA have made a tremendous difference in our area. Constantly looking for ways to raise awareness and funds and making these processes fun and unique, it is obvious that this is not a job - this is a labor of love that truly has the best interests of children at the heart of all they do.

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I know the people that care about and care for the children at risk. They go out of their way to make sure these kids get what they need and what they deserve - a voice, kindness, love.

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

The administrators are doing the best they can with what they have and I would just hate to think of what life in our area would be like for these kids if these people weren't involved.

 
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Rating: 5 stars  

I truly feel that CASA is one of the best organizations around. The is few things more important than making the welfare of a child a priority. A Child's Place CASA is making a difference in the lives of many children who need a voice. Please volunteer and help be a part of saving these kids.

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

I have seen how A Child's Place CASA has provided a voice for children in the courts. I have relationships with kids that have been heard by CASA an know how they are better cared for because of CASA.

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

Provide real funding. They make a difference with almost no funding. Imagine what is possible if there was resources available to fuel all of their dreams.

 
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Rating: 5 stars  

I have recently joined the list of volunteers for this organization, mostly because I was so impressed with their vigorous advocacy for children in our area. The executive director and her staff are very compassionate, efficient and dedicated to the CASA mission.

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

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

Increase their financial resources to assist in volunteer activities, attendance at national and regional conferences and yearly administrative expenses.

 
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Rating: 5 stars  

as a child of an abusive situation; growing up was hard I wished for someone to be a voice for me and there was no one--the situation was never discussed as I grew up
later in life I entered into two helping professions--always with the idea of helping women and children of abusive situations
as a retired person, now I have the privilege to lend a hand and help the children by being their voice in the court
A Child's Place is the best in their work to help children and families
thank you A Child's Place for giving me permission to be a part of your work

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

I believe this is God's next step in my life

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

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Rating: 5 stars  

About 4 years ago I was looking for an organization that I believed in to donate my time. I came across A Child's Place CASA via a link on Volunteer.org. When I met the Director and her small, but dedicated staff, I knew immediately this was the organization I wanted to be involved with. CASA helps to provide a voice for children that have suffered from abuse or neglect in our communities. It's not some far off charity in another country where you have no visibility to your donated funds and you can't easily volunteer your time. A Child's Place CASA sends out newsletters and updates telling you exactly what they are doing to advocate for the children in our community. There are many levels at which one can volunteer. You can make a donation of time and/or money, you can be a court appointed advocate or you can help them fundraise. You can assist with keeping the office tidy or donating supplies. You can also drop off your used, one-sided copy paper and toner cartridges. Every little bit helps this very worthy organization. Invest in the future of our community...our children.

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

handling specific cases of abused and neglected children and participating with fundraising events.

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

make it easier for CASA to receive grants and financial assistance to keep it going. It's desperately needed in our community.

 
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Rating: 5 stars  

This organization has worked hard for the community it serves for over 10 years. It has helped provide safe homes for hundreds of youth in the Brooke & Hancock counties of West Virginia.

The Executive Director & Volunteer Coordinator are dedicated caring individuals that donate their time beyond their "normal" job duties.

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

Seeing multiple families benefit from the efforts of the staff and volunteers.

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

Ensure sufficient funding to continue their outstanding services!

Will you volunteer or donate to this organization beyond what is required of board members?

Definitely

How much of an impact do you think this organization has?

Life-changing

Will you tell others about this organization?

Definitely

How did you learn about this organization?

Through another non-profit organization.

What is this organization's top short-term priority?

Expanding services in Hancock county.

What is its top priority in the long run?

Assuring that all youth in Hancock & Brooke counties have safe & healthy homes.

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2011

 
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Rating: 5 stars  

They are fiscally responsible with their budget as well as being environmentally conscious. They collect paper that has been used on one side to use within the office. Ink cartridges are collected and traded in for office supplies. I am very particular about where my money goes and I donate without hesitation to this organization. I had a dear friend who was a CASA volunteer and he spoke very highly of the organization and all of the people whose lives that they touch. The Director deserves a metal for all that she does that goes above and beyond the call of duty.

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

hearing stories from reciptients of their services.

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

make sure that they received the necessary money to help more people.

 
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