CASA Calendar

September 26, 2019 - Fall CASA Volunteer Training begins!       

October 16, 2019 - CASA Training Lunch (The Dalles). Topic: Mandatory Reporting.

October 18, 2019 - CASA support meeting - Hood River Office 10:00 - 11:30.  Drop-in.

October 28, 2019 - Shoulder to Shoulder Conference (Portland).  This is a great one day conference for CASA volunteers and others involved in child dependency. Contact the CASA office for carpooling and registration information

December 1, 2019 - CASA Annual Appeal begins.

January 9, 2020 (!) - Winter training starts.
                                              
CASA Wish List

We are in need of the following, can you help?
  • Small conference table & chairs
  • 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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Columbia Gorge CASA is hiring!  
Our half-time CASA Supervisor position is open.  
The job description & application instructions can be found by clicking HERE 


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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 over 125 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 25 children waiting for a CASA volunteer to advocate on their behalf. Lift up a child's voice, a child's life. Become a CASA!