Enabling Children’s Well-Being Over Time

CASA volunteers give vulnerable children an opportunity to thrive.

Our work helps children as they grow

Children’s well-being includes the characteristics and skills that enable them to understand and navigate the world in a healthy, positive way. Well-being is related to children’s physical health and their social, behavioral and emotional functioning. CASA volunteers identify, recommend and ensure children receive the services that will support their well-being – from early childhood through their transition to adulthood.

Supporting early development

CASA volunteers work to ensure young children are in placements with loving, consistent caregivers. For infants and young children, a strong, nurturing and consistent relationship to caregivers is key to healthy development.

Enabling school-aged children to succeed

CASA volunteers advocate for appropriate educational placement and services. Children in foster care are more likely to struggle academically, or to be identified as having a disability.

Helping youth prepare for independence

CASA volunteers help youth set and achieve postsecondary and career training goals. Many must depend fully on themselves, but also often lack the preparation others their age have had for independent living.

My CASA volunteer taught me how to use my head, how to think about the future. He helped me become the person I am today.

Josh, former foster youth and West Point graduate