The Voice That Empowers Foster Youth

CASA of Fresno and Madera Counties provides a Powerful Voice to Children or Youth in Foster Care

Be the Constant in a Foster Child's Life

Share your passion for helping by becoming a Court Appointed Special Advocate (CASA). CASAs are one of the most consistent people in foster children’s lives. They provide stability and normalcy in the ever-changing foster care system.

Find out how to make a powerful impact. RSVP to our Volunteer Info Session where you’ll learn more about this rewarding opportunity and the process required to become a CASA.

Did You Know?

A CASA makes all the difference in the life of a child in foster care
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CASA of Fresno and Madera Counties is a voice for abused and neglected children in our community who have been placed in foster care. These children are currently facing loneliness, health issues, a lack of stability, and a great risk of falling behind educationally and developmentally. As adults they are at greater risk of homelessness, substance abuse, imprisonment and more. Children with a CASA volunteer are more likely to find a permanent, loving home, be connected with supportive services while in the foster care system, perform better academically, and form a stronger sense of acceptance, positivity, and achievement.

CASA Heroes of Hope Make a Difference

“Watching my youth graduate was one of the highlights of my CASA volunteer career.”

- Mitch’s Story
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“Becoming a CASA meant I could share my time and try to make a difference in the life of a child in foster care.”

- Elliott’s Story
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"Our Days Together Are Just About Going Out & Doing Something Fun!"

- Ryanne's Story
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More Stories of Hope

It is hard to imagine that hope can exist in a world where children are being abused, neglected and abandoned. But hope does exist and it comes in the form of our Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA).

What Does it Mean to Be a CASA Advocate Volunteer?

A CASA is an Officer of the Court that Represents a Child’s Best Interest

Court-Appointed

Appointed by a judge to speak up for children in court and other settings.

Gather Information

Review documents and records, interview the children and family, and provide written reports at court hearings.

Appear in Court

Help the child understand court proceedings and advocate for the best interests of the child.

Recommend Services

Ensure a child receives appropriate services and advocate for those that are not immediately available. CASAs address concerns about a child’s health, education, mental health, and any other needs to the appropriate professionals.

Monitor The Case

Check to see plans are being followed and mandated review hearings are being held.

Keep The Court Informed

Update the court on agencies and family members. Ensure motions are filed on behalf of the child so the court knows about any changes in the child’s situation.
Featured Event

24th Annual CASA Crab Feed

The CASA Crab Feed Fundraiser was a hit! Thank you to all who sponsored and joined us for this incredible night.

Ways to Get Involved

Event Volunteer

Interested in volunteering at our events? We could use your help!

Donate

Every donation, large or small, makes a powerful impact.

Sponsor

Sponsorships help support ongoing programs and initiatives for our youth.

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