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  • We have moved to our new West Way Campus!

    FINALLY! Our move from the South Park building is completed and we have temporary offices at our new West Way Campus. There is still MUCH to be done but we are HERE! Now on to renovations and construction. Fitzpatrick Architects and Root Construction are working hard to get our new campus ready for advocates, volunteers, staff, and guests. (Please note that we are still working under COVID-19 restrictions.) We are still fundraising for our capital campaign and would appreciate any amount you may be able to help with. We only need $5,000 more to earn a challenge grant of $87,000 from the Mabee Foundation. The total amount left to raise for the entire purchase and renovation is about $90,000 after we earn that grant. Our community has been so good to us!

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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.

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  • Calling all Heroes!

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What it means to be a CASA volunteer

CASAJune18dWhen 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 a 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: