Dallas CASA is celebrating 40 years of advocating for children in foster care who have been abused or neglected. Forty years of amazing community volunteers, all working to improve the lives and futures of children in foster care. With the support of the Dallas community, Dallas CASA now serves more than 95% of children in protective care who need an advocate.
"Dallas is known as a generous and civic-minded community and Dallas CASA feels that spirit every day," said Kathleen M. LaValle, president and CEO of Dallas CASA. "Our volunteers, donors and supporters have been there for us year after year and have shown the children we serve they care. We are able to tell child victims of abuse and neglect that we see them, we hear them and we want the best possible outcomes for their futures."
“For a child who has experienced abuse or neglect, foster care can feel like yet another trauma in their young lives. So often they are frightened and unsure of what might happen tomorrow,” said LaValle. “Our volunteers step into the gap, advocating for counseling, appropriate foster placements and permanency. They visit monthly and attend all court hearings. Ultimately, they provide consistency and a path to healing every child deserves. This is a volunteer opportunity like no other, and we’re grateful for the tremendous community interest in and support of our program.”
Dallas CASA recruits, trains and supervises community volunteers who advocate for the best interests of children removed from unsafe homes and living in the protective care of the state. Today there are nearly 1,500 Dallas CASA volunteers advocating for 3,600+ children each year. Dallas CASA provides more volunteer advocates for children in foster care than any of the 900+ independent CASA programs nationwide.
Dallas CASA depends on the generosity and the commitment of the community to make sure every child in need has a CASA volunteer advocate.
Learn how you can be part of the solution for children at www.DallasCASA.org