CASA Calendar
February 2, 2017 - Winter Volunteer Training begins!

February 2, 2017 - First Thursdays with CASA.  On the first Thursday of every month we will spend the lunch hour talking about CASA and what is involved in being a CASA volunteer. If you are considering becoming a CASA, this is a great opportunity to find out more about us.  12:10 -12:50 PM, CASA office in Hood River. RSVP's appreciated at 541-386-3468

March 1, 2017
- CASA Day at the Capital.  Join local CASA volunteers, staff and supporters down in Salem where we will meet with our legislators, join together for a luncheon and be recognized on the House and Senate floors.  Call the office for more information. 541-385-3468

March 2, 2017 - First Thursdays with CASA.

March 12-14, 2017 - National CASA Conference in Seattle.

April 6, 2017
- First Thursdays with CASA. 

May 4, 2017 - Spring Volunteer Training begins!

May 4, 2017 - First Thursdays with CASA.

CASA Wish List

We are in need of the following, can you help?
  • New Office Needs: small love seat, comfy chair(s), long conference style table for training/meetings, small mini fridge, small microwave.
  • Treats or gift certificates to use for volunteer recognition.
  • Someone to put up occasional posters in Hood River, The Dalles, and/or Moro.


Meet Our Children
Read about a few of the children we serve, and see how you can help us ensure that more children's stories have happier endings.

"To give a child a CASA is to give them a voice. To give them a voice is to give them hope, and to give them hope is to give them the world. I believe that with all my heart.”

Pamela, former foster care youth, a U of O graduate, and current Director of Programs & Partnerships for the Children's Trust Fund of Oregon.

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CASA Has a New Office!
We are pleased to announce that we have moved to a new office space at 1308 12th Street in Hood River (note that our entrance is in the alley between 12 & 13th streets). Our new office is light & bright and most importantly has plenty of space for volunteer training or for volunteers to come, hang out and talk about their cases.  We will be holding an open house once some of this snow melts so stay tuned for details.In the meantime, please drop by and visit!



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About Columbia G
orge CASA...


Listen to our Public Service Announcement recorded by
Circuit Court Judge Janet Stauffer by clicking here.


 
On average, there are 170 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)
monitors the child's needs and follows up to ensure services are provided. CASA volunteers are a 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 over 40 children waiting for a CASA volunteer to advocate on their behalf. Lift up a child's voice, a child's life. Become a CASA!