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For over 30 years, Voices for Children CASA (Court Appointed Special Advocates) has been supporting and improving the lives of abused and neglected children in Boulder County. Last year, this 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization was able to provide individual support to 147 children. Voices for Children is currently run by a staff of four dedicated employees, with support from their Board of Directors and approximately 100 annual CASA volunteers. CASAs are everyday citizens appointed by the court. They generally handle only one case at a time, providing that child with committed, consistent advocacy and preventing them from slipping through the cracks of the social welfare system.
Voices for Children CASA has a mission to help abused and neglected children through the recruitment and training of volunteers who serve as CASAs under the direction of court-appointed Guardian ad Litem (GAL) attorneys. These volunteers provide investigation, advocacy, and monitoring services, and also develop supportive relationships with victimized children to help provide a safe, nurting environment. Voices for Children is committed to the idea that every abused and/or neglected child in Boulder County is entitled to an effective voice in court and to a safe, permanent home.
CASAs provide children with a continuous, dependable, encouraging adult in their lives; an adult who will tell them that they are beautiful, smart, and worthy of love!
A Child With a CASA is...
More likely to be adopted
Half as likely to re-enter foster care
Substantially less likely to spend time in long-term foster care
More likely to have a plan for permanency, especially for children of color
More likely to do well in school
Voices for Children CASA retains a pool of approximately 100 CASAs who support children involved in severe cases of mistreatment in Boulder County. The guidance and care that these CASA volunteers give to the children involved in the program has the capacity to change countless young lives.
How Can You Support Voices for Children CASA?
The cost to provide a CASA volunteer to a child for one year is $1,580.00.
On Colorado Gives Day, your donation is boosted by a $1 million Incentive Fund from the Community First Foundation and FirstBank.
For example, if contributions to VFC equal 10% of the total amount raised on Colorado Gives Day, then 10% of the Incentive Fund will be distributed to VFC - on top of the original donations raised!
Voices for Children CASA is a member of Community Shares of Colorado.
Use code: 5047 to designate VFC CASA as your campaign recipient.
Wish List for CASA Kids - Make an in-kind contribution today!
New toys for ages 0-36 months
Gift cards in any denomination to department stores (Target, Kohls, Walmart)
Food vouchers or coupons to fast-food or quick service restaurants (Dairy Queen, McDonalds, Burger King)