CASA Calendar

November 29, 2016 - It's "Giving Tuesday" and the launch of our 2016 Annual Appeal.  If you can't be a CASA volunteer, the best way to support CASA is to donate so that others can. Help us meet our $500 match for "Giving Tuesday" only.

December 6, 2016 - CASA Moving Day!  Stop by and visit us in our new home at 1308 12th St, Hood River.  Our entrance is located in the alley between 12th & 13th Streets in the heights.

January 12, 2017 - NEW!  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.

February 2, 2017 - Winter Volunteer Training begins!

May 4, 2017 - Spring Volunteer Training begins!


CASA Wish List

We are in need of the following, can you help?
  • New Office Needs: love seat, comfy chair, long conference style table for trainings/meetings
  • 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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  Help us meet this match by clicking on the "Give" tab and
making a tax deductible donation by 12/31/2016.  Thank You!

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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 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)
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 50 children waiting for a CASA volunteer to advocate on their behalf. Lift up a child's voice, a child's life. Become a CASA!