This Year's Project: CASA of Gage County
About Our Organization
CASA is a National Association that began over 40 years ago. The CASA program began when Judge David W. Soukup felt strongly that he was not getting all the facts needed to make well-informed decisions affecting the future of the children whose cases came before him.
There are currently 22 Nebraska CASA programs serving 36 counties. Gage County has been serving abused and neglected children since 2015. The mission of CASA in Gage County is to recruit, train, and support community volunteers who advocate for abused and neglected children in the Gage County Court System.
Our volunteers closely follow the issues affecting children and families in the community. CASA volunteers report to the judge and advocate for the child’s needs. CASA collaborates with many programs to put services in place, and facilitate movement through the system so that children achieve permanency as quickly as possible. CASA volunteers often visit the child at their school, talking to the Teachers, school counselors, and teacher aides. Judges report the impact of a CASA volunteer is most pronounced in “promoting long-term wellbeing”, “appropriate services to child and family” and “Psychological well being”
We provide services and serve youth in Beatrice, Adams, Wymore, Odell, Blue Springs, Diller, Filley, and Pickrell, ages newborn to 19 years of age and from a variety of cultural and ethnic backgrounds.
The generosity of the community will help our Gage County CASA program support the children we serve in Gage County.
Let's keep working together to change the lives of children! “Children are one-third of our population and 100% of our future.”
Equipping volunteers as they help kids look like:
- purchasing materials for volunteers
- contributing to our volunteer appreciation events
- Purchasing items of need threw out the year to the children we serve in our community
- Your generosity can help in many ways
Current Project: CASA of Gage County
“Children are one-third of our population and 100% of our future.”
There are children in our community who need an extra smile! with YOUR help we will be able to help the children in Gage County. CASA children have many needs throughout the year. This year we will use the Big Give Gage funds to help purchase gift cards such as phone cards threw out the year so separated families stay connected and other items/gift cards needed for the children we serve in Gage County ages newborn to 19 years old. For some of us, gift cards can conjure up images of an impersonal gift or the choice to buy for when you don’t know what else to do. This couldn’t be farther than the truth for our foster youth.
Gift cards are nice for these young adults because most of them have led lives that did not offer them many choices. Having the chance to pick out something that is a luxury that most of them have not had many opportunities to experience. You get to give them the gift of choice. Your generosity can help a child smile.