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You can help abused, neglected and abandoned children across the state by getting involved with the Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA) network.

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When a child enters the child welfare system because his or her home is no longer safe, a judge may appoint a Court Appointed Special Advocate, or a CASA volunteer, to speak up for the best interests of the child in family court and other settings.

As a CASA volunteer, you will make a real difference for abused and neglected children by giving them a voice and providing a stable influence in their lives. You will serve as the eyes and ears of the court to promote the safety and well-being of children in the protective services system. To ensure you understand your role, special training and supervision will be provided before you are assigned a case.

Data shows that children who are assigned a CASA volunteer advocate are more likely to:

Find a safe, permanent home
Spend less time in foster care
Have fewer moves between foster placements
Do better in school
Receive the services they need
Avoid re-entry into foster care

CASA volunteers are positively impacting the lives of abused and neglected children.

What Do CASA Volunteer Advocates Do?

Volunteer responsibilities include:

  • Spending a significant amount of time with a child to build a relationship and gain his or her trust
  • Exploring all aspects of the child’s life and gather information from everyone involved, including family members, foster parents, teachers, daycare providers, doctors, lawyers, social workers and other relevant persons
  • Ensuring the child has access to needed services, i.e. medical, education and housing
  • Accompanying the child to court to advocate for their needs and rights
  • Providing a comprehensive picture of the child’s life to the judge when the case goes to court
  • Promoting safety and bringing a sense of urgency to the child’s needs
  • Committing to advocate for the child’s best interest until he or she reaches a safe, permanent home

CASA volunteer advocates must:

  • Be willing to commit several hours of your time each month for at least one year
  • Communicate effectively both orally and in writing
  • Participate in an in-depth training program
  • Participate in an in-service training
  • Pass criminal and DHR history background checks
  • Be over age 21

Take the First Step

Are you ready to speak up for children in need?
TOGETHER WE WILL improve the lives of
abused and neglected children in the Cheaha Region.

Other Opportunities

If you’re looking for ways to support CASA and the vulnerable children we serve, but aren’t in a position to become a volunteer advocate—don’t worry. There are several other ways you can help:

Become a non-advocate volunteer:
Creative ways to help your local CASA programs are endless and very welcome. Please contact our office if you are interested in volunteering as a non-advocate.

  • Help with administrative tasks in your local CASA office
  • Set up a luggage, gas card, or office supply drive
  • Assist with filing or data entry
  • Donate office space to a CASA program in your community
  • Volunteer to be on our events team
  • Make or purchase birthday and/or Valentine cards for CASA kids that your local program staff can deliver
  • Organize a “Blue Jeans” day at your office where employees pay $5 to wear jeans; proceeds go to CASA

Spread the word:

  • Share our website with family, friends and co-workers
  • Follow us on social media, and like and share our postings:

Make a financial contribution:
Your tax-deductible donation enables us to advocate for more children in need. There are several ways and opportunities to give:

  • Make an individual donation
  • Supplement your contribution with a matching gift from your employer
  • Donate in memory or honor of a family member or friend
  • Give a donation to commemorate a special event
  • Sponsor an Event
  • Make a recurring donation of $10/month

CASA of the Cheaha Region Sponsors

Our Supporters

We truly appreciate the corporations and foundations who support CASA of the Cheaha Region. Their continued generosity and commitment enable us to serve more children.

CASA Champions donate over $25,000 annually:

CASA Protectors donate over $15,000 annually:

Keller Williams Realty Group

CASA Ambassadors:

Berman Charitable Foundation

Sunny King Automotive Group

Jacksonville State University’s Alpha Xi Delta

CASA Sponsors:

Michael and Tonya Sargent

Leatherwood Baptist Church’s GAP Women’s Ministry

SAM’s Club Oxford, Alabama

Walmart of Oxford

Ike & Carrie Brown

Covenant Life Ministries, Alexandria

Dunn’s HVAC, Plumbing, & Electrical

Brown Roofing Co, Inc.

Rotary Club of Calhoun County

Kiwanis Club of Anniston

Magical Wishes Travel, LLC

 

CASA GEMs (Givers Every Month):

Donny & Maegan Dunn

Kelsey and Hellon McWilliams

Apex Coatings

Magical Wishes Travel by Shana Reed

We have made every effort to ensure our lists are complete and accurate.  If you have found an error or omission, please contact Laura Miller at 334-610-6559 or email Lmiller@alabamacasa.org.

Careers with CASA of the Cheaha Region

CASA of the Cheaha Region provides equal employment opportunity for all employees and applicants for employment and does not unlawfully discriminate on the basis of age, sex (including pregnancy, childbirth or related medical conditions), color, race, national origin, ancestry, religion, marital status, family care status, physical disability, mental disability, medical condition, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, or any other basis protected by federal and state laws.

Current Opportunities:

There are not currently any open career positions with CASA of Cheaha Region. Please, check back.

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More fun to be had for CASA! We are so thankful for Alpha Xi Delta and their support.If you or someone you know would like to sponsor this event or play in this tournament, please reach out to me and I can put you in contact with a sister!

✨All proceeds go towards benefitting CASA of the Cheaha Region✨

🎾 link to register: docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSe3_ihX178800p8V69UsVhheVbIzux_JbrVBPUrlsNvYYaRbg/viewform?vc=0&...
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More fun to be had for CASA! We are so thankful for Alpha Xi Delta and their support.

What does a CASA provide? A volunteer tasked by the Court with advocating for the needs of an abused or neglected child in foster care provides consistency. For three year old Hudson, consistency was difficult to maintain as he shuffled from home to home trying to find his perfect fit. Through a sea of changing placements, mental health providers, child care professionals, and welfare workers, his eccentric CASA walked with him through each devastatingly methodical, yet promising, transition. While working with a skilled team led by a passionate Judge, this CASA quickly bonded with a little guy whose extraordinary potential needed her voice.
During a pleasant monthly visit interacting with Hudson at his daycare, the CASA painted us a picture of other children calling out for her. Hudson clutched her hand and quickly replied, “This is MY best friend; she’s here for me!”
Dear Hudson, and all other children victim to abuse or neglect in the Cheaha Region, we are here for you.
However, not every “Hudson” will receive a CASA volunteer due to a disproportionate number of volunteers to the number of children in the child welfare system. You can help.
Do you want to step up for a child like Hudson? Apply to be a volunteer today at CheahaCASA.org.
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Beautifully said by Hudson What an impression that must make on his little heart she is here for ME. In his simple way he stated something huge!

There are still a few seats left in our Spring training coming up soon. Your words matter to children.

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There are still a few seats left in our Spring training coming up soon. Your words matter to children. 

www.cheahaCASA.org/volunteer

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