Every child has rights –
We speak for them!
Children are waiting…you can help
In 2019 we served 857 abused and neglected children through the tireless effort of 340 volunteers! However there are still many children waiting for someone like you to be their voice!
What We Do
CASA Project recruits, screens and trains volunteers from the community to be appointed advocates for children that have been abused or neglected in Worcester County!
- Investigate and fact-find, helping the judge learn the nuances of each child’s prospective caregiver situations;
- Advocate for any medical, mental health, and educational services a child may need while the child is in foster care;
- Monitor as the case progress to promote the safety of the child and to obtain a swift and effective resolution of the case: a safe and permanent home as quickly as possible.
Support Casa Project
Every year in Massachusetts nearly 8700 children are removed from their homes because of abuse or neglect. In Worcester County, 1700 children are in need of someone like you to be their voice and advocate for their best interests. Most of these children are younger than age 12 – nearly half are under 6 — and all are hurt, frightened, and confused.
Our goal is to speak for, fight for, every one of these children. But, we need your help. Every donation helps us to make a difference in a child’s life.
What your donation can do
In 2018 we were able to serve 906 children! For every child we stand for, fight for, there is 1 we cannot… yet.
For each additional case supervisor that we can add to staff, we can help create a safe home and a brighter future for 120 more children each year.
For every $1200 increase in annual donations (just $100 per month), one more child or sibling group can get a CASA Volunteer of their very own.
February Volunteer of the Month
Meet Jim Craigen
How long have you been an Advocate? Approximately 10 years
What brought you to CASA? After spending a 35 year career in special education, I was searching for a retirement opportunity to continue working with children in need . CASA has been a good fit for me in this regard .