In San Francisco alone, there are over 1,000 abused and neglected foster youth removed from their families in need of someone to nurture their development and adv ocate for their best interest.
As a Court Appointed Special Advocate (CASA), you will be empowered by the foster care system to investigate, facilitate, advocate, and monitor the needs of foster children in order to represent their best interests. At the end of the day, it is the goal of a CASA to help ensure these children don't struggle alone and are given a safe place to live.
We are especially in need of male advocates!
If you’re looking to have a life-changing experience and work one-on-one with abused and neglected foster children, attend our next volunteer orientation to learn how you can make a lasting difference in a foster child's life! Sign-up by going to http://www.sfcasa.org/volunteer/.
With strength and compassion you can be an advocate and prevent another child in your community from falling through the cracks of the system.
- Child Development
- Youth Services
- Crisis Intervention
- Child Welfare
Good Match For
Requirements & Commitment
- Background Check
- Must be at least 21
- Orientation or Training
- 3-5 hours a week
- 42-hour training, twice yearly court reports and collaboration with other service providers.