CASA Calendar

January 21, 2016 - CASA Volunteer Training Luncheon - Hood River

February 9, 2016 -   Volunteer Training application deadline.

February 16, 2016
- Winter CASA Volunteer Training begins.

February 18, 2016 - CASA Volunteer Training Luncheon - The Dalles

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 occassional 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

CONGRATULATIONS to our 7 newest CASA volunteers who were sworn into service by Judge John Olson on January 14, 2016 at the Hood River Court House. These new child advocates will be assigned to advocate for 14 foster kids from our waiting list. Thank you for your commitment & concern for abused & neglected children and for your willingness to get involved!

From left to right: Giulia Good Stefani, Feliza Greenwald, Rob Brostoff, Steve White, Judge Olson, Amanda Cummings, Sherilyn Hutchinson and Barbara Pizzola.

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!