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CASA for Douglas County trains, empowers, and inspires volunteer advocates to improve the lives of abused and neglected children. Court Appointed Special Advocates are trained community volunteers who advocate for a child's right to be safe, to be treated with dignity, and to flourish in the care of a loving family. Support CASA and give a child a voice!

Every new dollar contributed to CASA for Douglas County will be matched by the Parker Family Foundation!

CASA for Douglas County trains, empowers, and inspires volunteer advocates to improve the lives of abused and neglected children. Court Appointed Special Advocates are trained community volunteers who advocate for a child's right to be safe, to be treated with dignity, and to flourish in the care of a loving family. Support CASA and give a child a voice!

Every new dollar contributed to CASA for Douglas County will be matched by the Parker Family Foundation!

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THE CHALLENGE

There are over 1,500 children in foster care in Douglas County due to abuse and neglect. These children are removed from everything that is familiar to them, which causes uncertainty during a time of life that should be marked by stability.

OUR APPROACH

A CASA Volunteer offers stability in multiple ways. By visiting their CASA children at least monthly, a trusting relationship is established, creating a better environment for the child to grow and thrive. CASA Volunteers advocate for the best interest of these children, with a priority placed on safety, permanency, and wellbeing. There are a variety of professionals actively working to accomplish permanency for families. The CASA Volunteer is the only person exclusively dedicated to ensuring that the child's voice is respected and heard.

OUR NEED

In the 2017-2018 fiscal year, 188 volunteers advocated for the best interests of 440 children. CASA for Douglas County's vision is to provide a CASA Volunteer to every child in foster care who needs one. Over 1,000 children in Douglas County still need someone to lift their voice in the courtroom and in the community.

YOUR SUPPORT

Your donation on this Omaha Gives! will go towards training and supporting volunteer advocates. It takes about $2,000 to recruit, train, and support a CASA Volunteer to advocate for one child during a calendar year. With your help today CASA for Douglas County can achieve our mission of lifting every child's voice in foster care.
Testimonials
"When I was little I thought I would never have the home I have now. My CASA helped me get a good family. CASA gives kids inspiration."
-James, former CASA youth

"I had heard positive things about CASA from current volunteers and felt that it was an opportunity where I could make a lasting impact in a unique capacity. Being a CASA is a great way to be a consistent advocate for the child. There are often many professionals involved in a single court case and it is important for a child to have someone who is genuinely there for their needs and who can speak on their behalf."
-Jessica Groeneweg, CASA Volunteer

"CASA gives you a chance to be a hero for a child. You're going to get more than you give."
-Phil Brow, CASA Volunteer

Organization Information
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2412 St. Mary's Ave
Omaha, NE 68105

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