|Welcome to our newest CASA Volunteers!
Left to Right: Mike
Uffelman and Jan
Miller (White Salmon), Katie
Wallace and Amber
Strain (The Dalles), Judge
John Olson, Grace Parson (Hood River), Trena Gray and Donna Birtwistle (Sherman
County), and Maria Miller
About Columbia Gorge CASA...
Currently, there are more than 150 children in Wasco, Hood River and Sherman Counties who have been removed from their homes and are living in foster care because they were abused and/or neglected by their parents.
Columbia Gorge CASA recruits, trains, and supports community volunteers - just like you - to advocate for these children and ensure that they do not languish in the well meaning, but over burdened child welfare system.
The trained volunteer, called a "CASA” (Court Appointed Special Advocate) monitor the child's needs and follow up to ensure services are provided. CASA volunteers area lifeline for children during this traumatic time in their lives - a bearer of hope.
We need for more CASA volunteers so that we can serve all children in foster care here in the Gorge. Currently, there are 60 children waiting for a CASA volunteer to advocate on their behalf. Lift up a child's voice, a child's life. Become a CASA!