November 30, 2021- Giving Tuesday!  The kick off to our Annual Appeal, our biggest and most important fundraiser of the year.

November 30, 2021 - CASA Volunteer Continuing Education Event: "Children from Hard Places and the Brain" video.  11:00 AM.  Join us at the CASA office or via Zoom.

December 1-31, 2021 - CASA's Annual Appeal!  All donations received will be matched up to $5,000!

December 2021 - CASA Volunteer Holiday Party!  Date and Time TBD

February, 2022 -  Winter CASA Training!
                                              
CASA Wish List

We are in need of the following, can you help?
  • 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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About Columbia Gorge CASA...

Listen to our Public Service Announcement recorded by
Circuit Court Judge Karen Ostrye by clicking here .
 
There are currently 90 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. Lift up a child's voice, a child's life. Become a CASA!