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
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!