CASA Calendar
November 9, 2017 - New volunteer swear-in ceremony with Judge Karen Ostrye - Hood River Court House 4:30 PM

November 28, 2017 - Giving Tuesday and kickoff of our 2017 Annual Appeal!

January, 2017
- CASA Winter Volunteer Training begins - Date tbd

January 10, 2017
- "Understanding Children's Grief " - CASA Volunteer Luncheon 12-1:30 - Hood River CASA office.  Speaker: Laura Jack

January 15, 2017 - Last day of Annual Appeal

January 19, 2017 - Volunteer Support meeting - Hood River CASA office. 10:00 - 11:30 AM

CASA Wish List

We are in need of the following, can you help?
  • New Office Needs: Small cabinet with shelves or doors. Small mini fridge and/or microwave.
  • 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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It costs just under $800 to provide a CASA volunteer to a child in foster care for an entire year.  Can you help?

All donations up to $9,000 will be doubled if received before 1/15/18.  Click on the "Give" tab to donate. 


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About Columbia G
orge CASA...


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


 
On average, there are 150 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 40 children waiting for a CASA volunteer to advocate on their behalf. Lift up a child's voice, a child's life. Become a CASA!