In 2020, CASA Project Worcester County’s 334 volunteers helped serve 652 abused and neglected children with tireless efforts! However, there are still many children waiting for someone like you to be their voice!
CASA Project Worcester County recruits, screens, and trains community volunteers to be appointed advocates for children that have been abused and neglected in Worcester County!
Investigate and fact-find, helping a judge learn the nuances of each child’s prospective caregiver situations.
Advocate for any medical, mental health, and educational services that a child may need while in foster care.
Monitor case progress and well-being of the child to aid in obtaining a safe and permanent home as quickly as possible.
Nationwide, over 1,700 children a day are the victims of a violent crime or physically or sexually abused. Nearly 8,700 children are removed from their homes because of abuse or neglect in Massachusetts alone. These numbers could be considerably higher as a significant number of crimes against children go unreported.
Some encouraging news is that statistics also show that children who experience trauma fare better if they have one reliable, consistent adult in their lives. This is where CASA Advocates help fill the gap.
Our passion is to provide each child with an advocate to stand by them, amplify their voice, and advocate for their best interests. Children supported by CASA Advocates are far more likely to find safe, permanent homes and half as likely to re-enter foster care, and also receive better services and perform better in school. They are more also likely to graduate and become successful adults.
Help support CASA Project Worcester County today!
ask casa – series continued
The Ask CASA series is a monthly meeting or informational session for CASA Volunteers. New connections and opportunities are given to Volunteers at each session. Take a look at previous sessions by visiting our YouTube channel!
CASA Project Worcester County hosted another Ask CASA event on Thursday, June 30th from 12:30-1:30pm via Zoom.
MA FASD State Coordinators, Kristen Eriksen (RN) and Laura Bedard, gave an informative presentation on Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder and its impacts on children. Interested in learning more but could not attend? Watch the recording here!
Ask CASA sessions also count towards the annual continuing education hours required of all CASA volunteers. If you want to learn more about what is expected of you as a CASA volunteer, contact Jamie Ehrets at firstname.lastname@example.org.
2022 New CASA Volunteer TRAINING Dates
Dates: October 18, 20, 25, 27, November 1, & 3
Join us in our 2022 NEW Volunteer Training to learn what goes into being a CASA Volunteer! We look forward to meeting and working with each and every one of you!
Welcome our newest volunteer group!
Thank you to our donors!
CASA Project Worcester County would not be able to continue our advocacy for children in foster care without the help, support, and partnerships we receive from these Foundations. We are extremely grateful for these donors and our individual donors who make our work possible!
United Way of Central MA
Commonwealth of MA
United Way of South Central MA
George Allen Trust
Bay State Charitable Foundation
Greater Worcester Community Foundation
Metzger Family Fund of the Greater Worcester Community Foundation
DCU for Kids
Peace Foundation – Peter Metz & Family
Fleury Family Trust
Brose Hie Hill Foundation
Albert Rice Charitable Foundation, Bank of America
Community Foundation North Central MA
Big Y of Springfield, MA
Melvin Cutler Charitable Foundation
Fallon/OrNda Community Health Fund
Lee Tesconi & Family
David Tesconi & Family