Healing 100 Hearts
CASA makes all the difference in their world.
Each year, local judges appoint CASA volunteers to represent the best interests of about 100 children in Harrison, Marion and Panola counties who have been removed from their homes due to abuse or neglect. But we give them much more than just a voice in court. In many cases we give them the closest thing to a normal childhood they have ever known.
A safe home
CASA kids in foster care come from homes torn apart by marital disputes, alcoholism, drug addiction, criminal activity, mental disorders and more. We work with the courts and Family Protective Services to help families resolve the issues contributing to abuse and neglect. If those efforts fail, we facilitate adoption or other appropriate permanent solutions.
A normal life
In addition to mentoring and counseling, CASA also gives kids some of the things that kids normally get from caring parents. Like clothing, birthday, graduation and holiday gifts, prom dresses, and money for driver’s education. Things that help erase shame, and enhance self-esteem.