CASA Calendar

April 6, 2016 - CASA Peer Coach meeting with DHS Supervisors- The Dalles

April 12, 2016 - Volunteer Luncheon - Moro

April 23-24, 2016 - 2016 CASA Playhouse Raffle launch - Cherry Festival in The Dalles

May 2016 - Spring CASA Volunteer Training begins.

CASA Wish List

We are in need of the following, can you help?
  • High quality, working color printer
  • Copy paper
  • Folding banquet table
  • 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 CASA youth, now an OSU graduate


Meet Debbie Dorich (left) & Summer Woodside (right) who were sworn as CASA volunteers by Judge Karen Ostrye (middle) on March 29th.  Debbie lives in Hood River and has a degree in social work and Summer lives in The Dalles and is a registrar with Providence Hood River Hospital.  Welcome to CASA!

Columbia Gorge CASA...

Currently, there are more than 165 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 58 children waiting for a CASA volunteer to advocate on their behalf. Lift up a child's voice, a child's life. Become a CASA!