CASA Calendar

April - July, 2016 - CASA Playhouse Raffle.

June 16, 2016 - Volunteer Luncheon - Hood River

July 21, 2016 - Volunteer Luncheon - The Dalles

September 2016 - Fall CASA Volunteer Training begins.

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 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 CASA youth, now an OSU graduate

Buy your 2016 CASA Playhouse Raffle Tickets!

This year’s playhouse features a modern themed 2-story structure with solar-lighting, upstairs deck, covered front porch, recycled wood & corrugated metal siding, indoor/outdoor carpeting and a star-viewing clear upper roof!   It is the coolest one yet!
Tickets are $20 or 3/$50 and are available for purchase at Waucoma Bookstore and Klindt’s Booksellers. Tickets may also be purchased at the CASA office in Hood River or from staff and board members: Susan Erickson, Susan Baldwin, Julie Nygaard, Brad Schrick, Katie Montag, Mary Gale, Bill Lennox, Gary Copper, Prudence Amick and Christa Rude.  Call or email us and we will get them to you!

The drawing will be held on Thursday, July 7th at 5:30 PM in front of Adams Design Center in The Dalles.  Need not be present to win!  All proceeds benefit CASA and kids is foster care!

THANK YOU 2016 Playhouse Sponsors! 

From L to R in 1st picture above: Duane Francis (MCMC), Rene Nanez (Links Heating & Cooling), Mindy McHale (Hire Electric), Jean Sheppard (Columbia Bank), Dennis Morgan (Copper West Properties), Don & Hannah Oliver (Oliver’s Floor Covering), Susan Erickson (CASA Director), Scott Chance & Dave Adams (Adams Construction).  Not pictured: Mid Columbia Producers, Sherwin Williams Paint, and Dominos Pizza. 

About Columbia Gorge CASA...

Currently, there are more than 160 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!