Southwest Iowa CASA Program

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Year Founded:
Local Leader / Exec. Director:
Anne Christensen/Coordinator
Main Address:
515 Fifth Ave.
Council Bluffs, IA 51503

What We Do

When home is no longer safe and a child must enter foster care, a judge may appoint a CASA or Court Appointed Special Advocate, a volunteer focused on that child, to guide them to a safe and permanent home.
CASA advocates are ordinary people who ensure that children who are victims of abuse or neglect aren’t negatively affected by the state system intended to protect them.
CASAs are teachers, sales people, lawyers, retail associates, service workers, accountants, bankers, retirees, Realtors, nurses, military personnel, construction workers, small business owners, and executives. They are men, women, Millennials, Baby Boomers, stay-at-home moms, grandparents, and college students.

CASAs have empathy, integrity, and a desire to help make a better life for a child. They are good communicators, organized, and able to reach out, not only to children and their families but also to others involved in the social welfare system.

Interesting Info

A child who has a CASA Advocate spends less time in foster care.
A child who has a CASA is more likely to find a safe, permanent home.
A child who has a CASA is more likely to succeed in school and attend college.

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Volunteer Opportunities

Help a child as a Court Appointed Special Advocate (CASA)
Repeats every week until Sat Dec 31 2022.
Wednesday, October 28th, 2020
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