• Ronika's Story

    Hear from an amazing young woman, Ronika Allen, about her experience in foster care, the difference her CASA volunteer Eloise made for her, and her plans for the future.

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  • ONLINE INFORMATION SESSION

    Registration required. Email info@casaforkidsofet.org or call 903-597-7725.

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  • Really? Could we have imagined 2020 in our wildest dreams?

    Watch our video about our broken record that we hope will touch your heart.

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  • What does a CASA advocate REALLY do?

    Hear it from someone who knows! Check out this segment of an interview with Judge Wilson! https://vimeo.com/478264506

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    Go to smile.amazon.com, select CASA for Kids of East Texas as your charity. That is it! EVERY time you shop Amazon will donate to CASA.

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  • Calling all heroes!

    Learn more about becoming a CASA volunteer.

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  • Children normally leave everything behind when they go in to foster care. Everything!

    If you would like to assist in large or small ways, visit the wish list set up for children on Amazon.

    Children's Amazon Wish List

What it means to be a volunteer COURT APPOINTED SPECIAL ADVOCATE

When a child enters the foster care system because his or her home is no longer safe, a judge may appoint a committed volunteer to help them. That volunteer is called a Court Appointed Special Advocate®, or CASA.

CASA volunteers are screened and highly trained and then appointed by judges to represent and advocate for a child’s best interests in the child protection system. CASA volunteers are each assigned to help one child or set of siblings at a time, so they can focus on giving that child or sibling group the individualized advocacy and attention they need. CASA volunteers save taxpayers money and children’s futures by helping children find safe, permanent homes as soon as possible.

CASA for Kids of East Texas provides valuable volunteer advocacy for abused children in the community. CASA volunteers serve as the “eyes and ears” for the judge in child welfare cases. This includes researching each child’s situation and making objective recommendations to help them reclaim their childhoods from abuse and neglect. CASA volunteers are frequently the only stable presence in these children’s lives as they navigate the foster care system.

These volunteers bring three critical qualities to their work: they focus on one case at a time; they bring a unique perspective to the court case, and their sole objective is representing the best interests of the child.

Ways to get involved: