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CASA

Aug 15, 2018 01:06PM ● By Sponsored Content

Mission Statement

Training, empowering, and inspiring volunteer advocates to improve the livesof abused and neglected children. 

Wish List

  • Hygiene products
  • Ethnic hair products
  • Socks
  • Undergarments
  • Pajamas
  • College dorm room items
  • Winter coats, hats, gloves

Upcoming Events

  • Unsung Heroes—CASA’s 20th anniversary celebration Sept. 13, 2018
  • CASA Coffee First Friday of each month
  • CASA Cocktails Third Thursday of each month
  • 5K Superhero Run for CASA July 13, 2019

Background

CASA for Douglas County advocates for the best interests of abused and neglected children who fall under the jurisdiction of the Douglas County Juvenile Court and the foster care systems. This is accomplished using trained citizen volunteers. Volunteers provide an individualized voice and advocate for interventions and services to ensure children are placed in appropriate, safe, and nurturing environments to expedite the finding of forever families so they are not lingering in foster care unnecessarily.

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CASA volunteers monitor a single case at a time and remain for the life of the case until a permanent home is found.

CASA volunteers are the only non-paid people in the courtrooms.

452 children were served by 186 CASA volunteers during fiscal year 2017-2018.

Pay it Forward

Kid’s activity fund—Provide children in foster care the opportunity to participate in normal activities.

CASA Children’s Holiday Party—Provide a gift for a child in foster care during the holiday season

CASA Closet—Supply new hygiene and personal care items that will help children transition to/from foster homes, schools, and independent living.

CASA Volunteer—Become the voice for a child in foster care.

CASA Service League—Support CASA by joining this auxiliary organization targeted at fundraising and event planning.

CASA for Douglas County

2412 St. Mary’s Ave. Omaha, NE 68105 402-932-5683 casaomaha.org


The Big Give was published in the September/October 2018 edition of Omaha Magazine.To receive the magazine, click here to subscribe.