Reasons to Give
Most children and teens have at least one adult they can rely on, someone to listen to them, to watch them, to help them successfully navigate the world. For most kids, parents or other close relatives do that. But many children living in foster care don't have an adult to rely on. Court Appointed Special Advocate (CASA) volunteers are adults from every walk of life who step up to fill this role. Appointed by a judge to be the independent eyes and ears of the court, a CASA volunteer watches over and advocates for a child until the child is placed in a safe, permanent home.
The US Department of Justice Office of the Inspector General reported in an audit of the National CASA Association the following:
- Children with a CASA volunteer are substantially less likely to spend time in long-term foster care, defined as more than 3 years in care: 13.3% for CASA cases versus 27.0% of all children in foster care.
- Cases involving a CASA volunteer are more likely to be permanently closed than cases where a CASA volunteer is not involved.
The cost to provide CASA services to a child for one year is $1,290. Early CASA intervention prevents juvenile delinquency. It costs $60.000 to house a child in a juvenile center for one year. During the past 25 years CASA volunteers have provided advocacy and caring support services to over 2,000 Boulder County abused and neglected children. Your contribution, no matter the size, can help to change a child's life. Donations to VFC CASA are 100% tax deductible.
Voices For Children CASA is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization. We are is proud that approximately 85% of our annual budget is spent on program. You can check our financial health at GivingFirst.org.
How you can help
- Make a 100% tax-deductible contribution to Voices For Children CASA
- Donate goods or services on our wish list
- Donate shares of stock
- Remember VFC CASA in your planned giving bequests
- Designate VFC CASA when you donate to one of the following combined campaigns: