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Nonprofit Overview

Causes: Children & Youth

Mission: To enhance the lives and self-esteem of Mohave County foster children through advocacy and fulfillment of their unmet needs.

Target demographics: foster children

Geographic areas served: Mohave County

Programs: funding to provide Sports Equipment, Computers, Tutoring, Summer Camp, Music Lessons & Instruments, Martial Arts Classes, Dance Lessons, Art Classes to name a few.

Community Stories

23 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

Board Member

Rating: 5

I have watched what my wife does for the foster children and the relationship between the children and her is incredible.
When I was asked to be on the CASA Council Board knowing what they do to help the foster child I felt this is my way to help also. It is an honor to serve with the other volunteers on the board.
CASA Council does so much to help these children. Check out the website at www.casasupport.org to find out more about this wonderful non-profit organization.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I am a CASA for Mohave County. I have requested funding from CASA Council for dance lessons, summer camps, school uniforms, sports fees and equipment, clothing and youth beds. CASA Council has been very helpful and supportive. They provide funding for a variety of essentials which promote self-esteem and enrich their lives. BIG THANKS to CASA Council for all the great work your organization does for foster children in Mohave County. Thank you for making a difference in foster children's lives.

Role: Volunteer

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

I am a CASA for Mohave County. Foster Children in Arizona are provided with their basic needs. However, when it comes to needing extras, CASA Council has been very helpful and supportive. They recently provided my CASA Child funding for dance classes. This will give her skills to help build her self esteem and learn how to interact with other children. BIG THANKS to CASA Council for all the great work your organization does for foster children in Mohave County. Thank you for making a difference in foster children's lives.

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

I was truly thankful that the CASA Council was in place and able to help the children. The town where they have been placed does not have a girls/boys club and there is no place for outside activity which they all seem to want and need. The Council was able to purchase a basketball hoop and two ball for the children. I'm not sure how much they will be used at 115 degrees but at least the set up is available. As an aside, on of the Council members actually donated another basketball unit. They are great people who really care for our children. Melinda Sobraske

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

The Mohave County CASA Council has been instrumental in supplying funds for children in foster care. Children, particularly foster children, have needs to feel special and to feel loved. The CASA Council is very diligent in making their dreams come true! The CASA Council is very approachable and a pleasure to work with.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I have been a Mohave County CASA for several years. I truly appreciate the work done by the Mohave County CASA Council. They raise money to provide the "extras" for the children that makes them feel "normal" in a time of need. Not only do they work hard to put a smile on each of the kids faces at Christmas, they also make sure that the children are not forgotten throughout the rest of the year. Because it is not unusual for children to carry their most precious and personal belongings in a garbage bag when they leave their homes, the CASA Council works hard to provide the children with suitcases. The CASA Council provides funding for all of the extras that are so often forgotten (from suitcases to camp to prom) but mean so much in the lives of these children. The Mohave CASA Council is very easy to work with and very responsive to the needs of each of the children.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I have gone to the CASAsuppport.org website to apply for funding for the unmet needs of foster children in Mohave County. Whether a person is an advocate, foster parent or DCS caseworker, this is the site to go where 100% of the funding raised goes to support the kids. I especially appreciate the swim lessons which make kids a little safer around water. Children in the care of the State deserve opportunities and the special help this non-profit gives them.

Review from Guidestar

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

As a case manager I have had the pleasure of working with the CASA council on numerous occasions. The CASA council has assisted many children in our community with individual needs as well as reaching out to all foster children in Mohave county, though events such as the fall festival and Christmas celebration. The council collaborates with local agencies and providers to ensure our community's foster children never believe that they are invisible.
This non-profit organization is vital to the foster children in the community during a time of change and difficulty in their lives.

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Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

Casa has been wonderful in helping meet the needs of the foster children in Mohave county. They help the children be as normal as the can.

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General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

I worked with a family and the CASA to get them a much needed double stroller. The CASA member made it very easy and told us step by step what to do. The form was easy to fill out and the family recieved the funds to get the stroller very quickly. It was very esay to do and very helpful for the family.

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Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 4

I never had trouble with asking CASA in assisting our children in Mohave County. They have assist our children in their needs that we could not provide on the spot. Some of our youth got additional funds to assist them in graduation and prom, which is a big for youths getting ready to transition to adulthood. It helps the youths to celebrate a milestone than worry how to earn the money to get the necessary to celebrate their accomplishment.

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Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

Thanks to the Mohave County CASA council on funding kids from our Agency. The CASA council is always quick to get back and has funded all reasonable requests that I have made. We are grateful as an Agency and I am grateful as a former case manager and now supervisor of this support for the children and families that we serve.

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Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

I am a case manager for the department of child safety. I have worked with several of the Casa's assigned to Lake Havasu. Each and everyone of them have served my children above and beyond what is required of them per their volunteer job description. I have relied on the Casa's to make suprise visits at visits, placements, and schools when I had concerns and needed a second opinion. They have provided outings for my children that the children would have otherwise not experianced. The Casa's have provided my children with grants and resources when they were in need of clothing or equipment or fees for activitivities.
The Casa's have also worked with our parents helping them with resources and giving advice when the parent has asked them.
The Casa's have always been freindly and professional. They represent the children well in court.

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

I do not usually request help from the CASA Council. However a situation arose with one of my CASA kids and the CASA Council of Mohave County came through and helped me and the child. What impressed me the most is how quick and responsive the Council was. I truly appreciate everything that the CASA Council does, not only for the children of the community, but also for the CASAs.

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Donor

Rating: 5

CASA (Court Appointed Special Advocate) Council Helps Provide Needed Extras To Foster Kids.

A six year old I advocated for was disrupting her school class and having a difficult time making friends. Her angry aggressive behaviors were brought on by severe emotional abuse. She loved basketball and it was a way to reach her. CASA Council Helping Children of Mohave County provided money for her enrollment in a basketball class at the local YMCA. She was caught up in an activity that required concentration, teamwork, and sharing. CASA Council gave her a chance to begin learning socially appropriate behaviors.

There are funds to feed, shelter, and clothe children once they enter foster care. There aren't funds to give them opportunities or provide them with activities. Being removed from family, even a highly dysfunctional one, is traumatic. Special experiences can give a child a break from a frightening and disorienting time. They can foster a sense of normalcy. They can create an opportunity to explore a talent or interest. They can set a child on a new path.

I am priviledged to volunteer as a CASA (Court Appointed Special Advocate) and advocate for abused and neglected children in court. I also donate to the excellent work of CASA Council Helping Children of Mohave County. I hope you'll join me.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I have been a Casa in Mohave County for six years. While the State does have some funding for necessities, they do not have enough for everything that the child needs and should have. The Casa Council of Mohave County is a very progressive organization that helps children who are in foster care. Several children from my cases were blessed by the organization funding things like music lessons and tutoring. They have one golf tournament per year to raise money to help these children. If you have the opportunity to help them it would be most appreciated.

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Client Served

Rating: 4

The CASA foundation serving Mohave County in Arizona is AWESOME. They are always able and willing to provide necessities for the children we serve. In fact, I cannot think of a situation where they were unable to provide assistance. On a number of occasions, we have asked for help with clothes, laptops for school, food for children who abruptly come into care, financial assistance for dance lessons, sports fees, and field trips. I have also noticed CASA's who are asigned to support a specific child are equally helpful in assuring the children we serve have everything they need to overcome the situation which brought them into the state's care. I do not know what we would do without the CASA foundation, but am grateful we have them.

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Torrey T.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I can't say enough about this wonderful organization. I am a new CASA (Court Appointed Special Advocate) in Mohave County. As trained advocates, CASA volunteers are appointed by judges to be a voice for children in court. These children have been removed form their homes due to abuse and/or neglect and most often placed in Foster Care. One of my cases involved two young special-needs children that were placed in the home of a relative who had pool without a fence. CASA Council provided the funds, in just a few days, for the kids to each receive swimming lessons. CASA Council provides funds for sports, tutoring, camps, martial arts, special clothing, educational help, just to name a few. Their goal is to enrich the lives of foster care children and leave them with some wonderful lifetime memories. They do a great job!

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I have been a CASA volunteer for 13 years. Over the past six years CASA Council has helped many of the foster children assigned to my case load. Just this past year they funded equine therapy for a severely traumatized seven year old which calmed him down, helped him focus, and learn discipline. I have a sibling group of four children and CASA Council funded the oldest boy for a Sheriff's Boot camp this past summer. He has ADHD and he learned some skills to increase his concentration and discipline. The middle boy was funded by CASA Council for a month long basketball camp. The youngest boy was funded for a month long art class.One of the great things about this is he had art supplies left over and his is still drawing and painting.

Thank you CASA Council for being there to help our children grow and develop their skills like other children.

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Client Served

Rating: 5

We have been very Blessed to receive funding from CASA Council of Mohave County. They have assisted my foster sons with fees for church camp this summer. Without their help he would not have been able to attend. They have also assisted us with his fees for the Young Marines program. It is a program that helps youngsters 8-18 to learn what the Military is like, learn respect of Our Country, adults, no tolerance for drugs and peer relationships. He has gone camping and learned so much that he would have never been exposed to otherwise. They have assisted us with uniforms for the Police Explorers program for another young man. Having CASA Council available to help with the "EXTRAS", I feel that I am giving the boys the best environment for which to grow and blossom into responsible adults. It is so nice to have "Fairy Godparents" out there looking out for all of us foster families!

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

Foster Children in the Arizona system are provided with their basic needs. When it comes to extras this is where CASA Council has made a difference for my CASA children They have provided business clothing when a teenager got her first job in a bank. They funded allergy testing for a severely allergic child, the state would not cover. Bought bunk bed for a birth mom so the children could have overnight visits. They bought Minnie Mouse bedding for a three year old who was having trouble sleeping in a big girl bed. Good, caring people, doing good things for abused children. I say, five stars.*****