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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
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.