CASA for Children of Columbia County


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Cause Areas

When

It's flexible! We'll work with your schedule.

Where

2514 Sykes RoadSaint Helens, OR 97051

CASAs (Court Appointed Special Advocates) give foster children a voice as critical decisions are being made about their lives.

About

Every day, abused and neglected children in Oregon are taken from their homes and placed into foster care because their parents are unable to safely care for them. CASA (Court Appointed Special Advocate) volunteers are needed to ensure that the educational, emotional, medical and practical needs of these children are identified and met in an often overburdened child welfare system.

CASAs are ordinary people... men and women, executives, stay-at-home parents, retirees, and busy professionals who give of their time and hearts to make an extraordinary difference for some of Oregon's most vulnerable children.

As a CASA volunteer, you will get to know the child for whom you are advocating by visiting them at least once a month and speaking to those involved in the child's life. You will investigate and gather information, advocate for the child, make recommendations to the Court, and monitor the progress of the case as you attend periodic meetings and hearings. The information you gather and your recommendations help the Court make informed decisions.

We will provide all of the training you need to be a powerful voice for a child's best interest. A CASA volunteer typically spends 10-20 hours per month on his or her case.

Attending an orientation is the first step in becoming a CASA. Our next Orientation is Wednesday, September 14th at 4:00pm in St. Helens.

Skills

  • Child Welfare

Good Match For

N/A

Requirements & Commitment

  • Background Check
  • Orientation or Training
  • 10 - 20 hours per month
  • Writing skills

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