CASA Calendar

November 1, 2018
 -  New CASA Volunteer Swear-In.  Hood River Court House, 5 PM.

November 27, 2018 - Giving Tuesday.  CASA's Annual Appeal kicks off with a $500 matching challenge!

November 27, 2018 - Foster Youth Holiday Gift Drive begins!  Unwrapped gifts can be dropped off at Avenue Properties locations in The Dalles and Hood River.

December 7, 2018 -
Festival of Trees, The Dalles.  This year there will be a CASA tree!

December 8, 2018 - Community Day at Festival of Trees sponsored by Avenue Properties.  CASA will be highlighted and the public will be encouraged to bring gifts for the Foster Youth Holiday Gift Drive.

December 31, 2018 - Last Day of Annual Appeal!

January 26, 2019 
- Winter CASA Volunteer Training begins!  Call now to start the application process. 541-386-3468     
                                              
January 18, 2019 - CASA support meeting - Hood River Office 10:00 - 11:30.  Drop-in.

CASA Wish List

We are in need of the following, can you help?
  • New Office Needs: 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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2018 Annual Appeal Underway!  
go to "Give" tab for easy donation options.

Foster Youth Holiday Gift Drive 
on now through 12/15!
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About Columbia G
orge CASA...


Listen to our Public Service Announcement recorded by
Circuit Court Judge Karen Ostrye 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!