CASA of Lancaster County is in our fifth year of active advocacy. Since we were appointed to our first case in January of 2010, we have grown to serve approximately 25% of the children in foster care on any given day.
But we have a big dream, every child by 2020.
Today CASA is advocating for 127 children in Lancaster County. There are approximately 300 children without a CASA. With your help, we can train and supervise the 48 volunteers waiting to be CASAs. 48 more CASAs will be able to advocate for an additional 96 children, 30% closer to our dream.
We need your help to reach our dream.
Your donation will help us:
- Hire another Volunteer Manager.
- Expand our office space.
- Provide ongoing in-service training and education for our advocates.
- Facilitate and grow our advocate training capability.
There are 300 children in Lancaster County waiting for a CASA. There are 300 children waiting for you.
CASA is a 501 (c) (3) organization.
To provide a qualified and compassionate court-appointed volunteer advocate to every child who is abused and neglected, to ensure the fundamental human right of having a safe, nurturing, and permanent home is met.
Every child who is abused and neglected will have a safe, permanent home and the support to become a healthy, empowered adult, thereby breaking the cycle of abuse and neglect.
Our Core Values
Best Interests of the Child
Will be reflected in every action of the CASA organization.
Will be served through engagement, education, and transparency.
Will be upheld to the child, to our volunteers, and to our supporters.
Will be created through cross systemic work and seeking common ground.
Dignity and Respect
Will be demonstrated through each interaction with every person.
CASA provides court appointed volunteer advocacy for abused and neglected children.
CASA volunteers believe that every child deserves to grow up in a home free of abuse and neglect, and that growing up in a safe home is a fundamental human right. CASA volunteers fight for that right, they lift up children's voices, they lift up children's lives with the belief that every child deserves a safe, nurturing, and permanent home.
Children with a CASA volunteer:
- are more likely to find a safe and permanent home
- spend less time in foster care
- do better in school
- are less likely to be bounced from home to home
- receive more help while in the foster care system
For more findings about the effectiveness of CASA volunteer advocacy click here