Why Should You Give to CASA of Denton County?
Children who, through no fault of their own, have come into a scary and confusing world of lawyers, judges, caseworkers and foster homes. They deserve a voice in court that speaks for their best interests, people who are consistently “there” for them, and a safe home where they can thrive.
CASA volunteers do the difficult work of investigating a child’s situation in foster care, monitoring their home and school life while in the child welfare system and, ultimately, making a recommendation to the courts as to where a child should call “home” when their case is closed. Their task is not easy, short-term, or for the faint of heart…and yet they volunteer their time, their resources, and – often – their own emotional well-being to ensure that the children we serve receive the best possible chance at a bright future.
In 2016, CASA of Denton County volunteers advocated for the best interests of 583 children. While this number is significant, it represents only 94% of Denton County children in need. It is our vision to provide a CASA for each and every child who needs one. Your support can help bring us one step closer to making that vision a reality.
Studies have shown that children who have a CASA volunteer on their case:
- perform better in school;
- receive more health care and other services;
- spend less time in the foster care system;
- have fewer placements while in foster care; and
- are half as likely to return to state care after their cases are closed.
The long-term effects of a CASA volunteer are just as remarkable – less overall expense for the foster care system; fewer teens on the streets; and lower rates of incarceration among former foster youth.
For a comprehensive list of articles and references that discuss the efficacy of CASA volunteers, click here
Our Promise to You
Our fundraising history is marked by fiscal responsibility; sincere and frequent appreciation of our donors; and a primary focus on the most important thing of all – the children we serve. When you make a pledge to support CASA and the work we do for children, we offer our own pledge to you: for every dollar you donate, we spend 90 cents directly on court advocacy services for abused and neglected children in our community. Click here to read about CASA of Denton County’s impact and financial statements.
CASA of Denton County, Inc. is a 501(c)(3) charity, Tax ID #75-2417472.
All donations are tax deductible as allowed by law.