The 2018 hurricane season has been extraordinarily active in parts of the U.S., with Hurricane Florence currently impacting millions in the Carolinas. As this natural disaster unfolds, the staff here at VolunteerMatch is doing its part to ensure that, if you are in an affected community, you are prepared and safe. And if you are looking to help with disaster relief efforts, you know about the most effective ways to contribute.
Dougherty CASA is a division of the Lily Pad SANE Center, Inc.
Dougherty CASA a division of the Lily Pad SANE Center, Inc is a non-profit organization that serves children in the foster care system. A CASA is a trained community volunteer appointed by a judge to speak up for the best interests of an abused, neglected, or abandoned child involved in a juvenile court deprivation proceeding. As a CASA ensuring that no child is lost in the system is a top priority. Bringing urgency to a child’s needs, both in and out of a courtroom, CASA volunteers advocate for safety, permanence and well-being for children through independent recommendations. For many abused children, their CASA volunteer will be the one constant adult presence in their lives. Independent research has demonstrated that children with a CASA volunteer are substantially less likely to spend time in long-term foster care and less likely to reenter care.
Our vision to provide a volunteer for each and every abused and neglected child who needs one.