CASA Calendar

September 11, 2015 - Wasco County United Way kickoff block party featuring the Hit Machine @ Clock Tower Ales. Support the United Way!

September 24, 2015
- Hood River County United Way kickoff dinner and auction "Midnight in Paris 2015." 
Support the United Way!

October 6, 2015 - CASA Day at Burgerville in The Dalles!  10% of all proceeds from 5-8 PM go to CASA.  Stop by our info booth to find out more about CASA, becoming a volunteer or register for the Superhero Fun Run.

October 18, 2015 - 3rd Annual Superhero Fun Run. Lewis and Clark Waterfront Park, The Dalles.  Register at

October 19, 2015 - Fall CASA Volunteer Training application deadline.

October 26, 2015 - Shoulder to Shoulder Conference (Portland).

October 27, 2015 - Fall CASA Volunteer Training begins.  Call for more information.

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

Two upcoming events at Columbia Gorge CASA!

      To register for the Superhero Fun Run, click here for a printable registration form
or register on-line at
To register for CASA Volunteer Training please call the CASA office (541) 386-3468

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!