CASA lives and operates by the following guiding principles:

  • Every abused and neglected child has the right to grow up in a safe, stable, and nurturing home environment with healthy family connections.
  • Abused and neglected children need consistent, positive adult relationships and support networks to thrive.
  • Professional volunteers trained in evidence-based practices and trauma-informed care can help abused and neglected children navigate complex public systems of care and make or inform their health and educational decisions.
  • A holistic approach to child welfare that encompasses the emotional, spiritual, physical, and psychological aspects of their well-being yields better health and developmental outcomes.
  • Our Board of Directors, staff and volunteers should be inclusive of and represent the diversity and lived experience of the children we serve.
  • Volunteers, donors, and funders should be well-informed about the impact and value of their support.

 

Our Mission & Vision

Our Vision 

We envision a bright future for all children that includes a safe and stable home environment, consistent relationships with caring adults, and supportive child welfare, education, and health systems of care. 

Our Mission 

Our mission is to help abused and neglected children live well, achieve academic excellence, and experience the joys of childhood by providing them with trained volunteer Advocates who speak for their best interests.