Agency Overview

A CASA FOR EVERY CHILD

We believe every child in foster care deserves to have an advocate to depend on, no matter how remote or far-removed that child's foster placement may be. For almost 20 years we have been training volunteer advocates to represent the best interests of foster children in family court. Though our volunteer numbers have grown, so has the number of children in state care for Carter, Howell, Oregon and Shannon Counties.  Our program still only serves a third of the roughly 100 children in foster care within our court circuit.

In 2016-2017 we are expanding our highly trained volunteer force with the help of community support, business sponsorships, private and public grant funding, and resources provided by Missouri CASA Association and National CASA Association, the two member organizations which oversee our operations.

For the first time this year, a federal grant helping victims of crime has provided our volunteers with a licensed clinical social worker with a background in child therapy to ensure highly qualified advocacy training and supervision.  The catch: 37th Judicial CASA must come up with matching funds in community support, in addition to our previous levels of need (kept around $50,000 of annual individual support.)

Help us back up this recently awarded opportunity for service improvement with a gift sustaining advocacy services to foster children in the 37th Judicial Circuit.  Your kindness will be felt by a growing number of children benefitting from caring, consistent volunteer relationships and court advocacy.

EIN: 46-5125923 • www.37thcasa.net