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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

14 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

1 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.

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

My 10 years as a CASA volunteer provided me with some of the most rewarding experiences of my life. I was able to make a significant impact on the lives of the children I worked with. Witnessing their strength, resilience, and ability to find hope and joy in spite of their circumstances was a privilege. I learned more than I ever expected, got to set my own hours, and had tremendous support from the organization.

1

Board Member

Rating: 5

I have served on CASA's Board of Directors for the past 3 years. The time I spend supporting CASA of Contra Costa has provided some of the most fulfilling and rewarding experiences of my life. Please consider joining us as we expand our reach, so that one day every abused and neglected foster care child has the support of a CASA advocating for what is in the child's best interest.

1

Board Member

Rating: 5

I joined the Board of my local CASA over 4 years ago. It sounded like a great organization. As time passed and I really got to understand what CASA does and the impact it has on the lives of foster children I have become even more dedicated to and vested in CASA. I have personally talked to a foster child that had a CASA in his life as a young child. He said that his CASA had a huge positive impact on his life. She was there for him, and guided him and was the only person in his life who was not paid to be there. She helped shape him to be the wonderful young man he is today. I cannot express enough what a wonderful organization CASA is and how important a CASA can be to a foster child.

1

Advisor

Rating: 5

CASA does amazing things for children who have so little and have lost so much. I am astounded at the level of dedication that volunteers exhibit in their role as advocates for foster children and youth. They go above and beyond the call of duty, oftentimes choosing to continue those relationships with the children well beyond the time that they age out of foster care and no longer officially have a role to play. I believe that CASA is one of the most important organizations affecting the well-being of our nation's under-served children.

1

Donor

Rating: 5

I love this organization. I went to an information session in late 2016, and wanted to volunteer, but I did not have the time. Instead I became a donor, and this has been one of the best things I could have done. CASA makes a real difference in the lives of foster children in Contra Costa County.

1

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.

1

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

1

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.