CASA Calendar

September 13, 2016 - Fall CASA Volunteer Training begins.

October 9, 2016 - Superhero Fun Run!  Discovery Center, The Dalles.

CASA Wish List

We are in need of the following, can you help?
  • New, affordable office space in Hood River or possibly The Dalles.  Need two offices and a larger space to provide volunteer training (shared ok).  Visible location preferred.  Looking for 500-650 square feet for no more than $1 sq/ft. 
  • 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


4th Annual CASA Superhero Fun Run
October 9, 2016, The Discovery Center, The Dalles
Register at
or print & mail this registration form

About Columbia G
orge CASA...

Listen to our new Public Service Announcement recorded by
Circuit Court Judge Janet Stauffer by clicking here.

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!