Become an Advocate

CASA of Fresno and Madera Counties is a voice for abused and neglected foster children in our community.

Why become an Advocate?

CASA of Fresno and Madera Counties is a voice for abused and neglected foster children in our community.

Today we have 175 volunteer advocates assisting 225 children. However, there are currently nearly 2,500 foster youth in Fresno and Madera Counties. We need more volunteers to meet the needs of these children.

These children are currently facing…

  • Loneliness
  • Health concerns
  • A lack of stability and coping skills
  • Great risk of falling behind both educationally and developmentally

As adults, they are at greater risk of….

  • Homelessness
  • Poverty
  • Substance abuse
  • Imprisonment
  • Unemployment
  • Perpetuating the cycle of abuse and neglect

CASA Volunteers play a vital role in changing the lives and trajectories of foster youth. They give a voice to our community’s children who need us the most, helping them transition from their experience in foster care to a healthy, successful future.

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
  • Form a stronger sense of acceptance, positivity, and achievement

When you become an Advocate, you directly contribute to giving hope and a better life to a child during some of the most turbulent times of their life.

Take the Next Step

Ready to make a difference in the life of a child? Our Information Sessions are your official introduction to the CASA program and your first step toward becoming an Advocate. During this session, you’ll hear from our staff and volunteers on what goes into your training and what to expect from the experience.

Get More Information

Becoming an Advocate is not something to take lightly. If you are interested, we highly recommend you explore our available information to learn more about our program, requirements, application process, time commitment and more.