What it means to be a CASA volunteer
CASA volunteers are screened and highly trained and then appointed by judges to represent and advocate for a child’s best interests in the child protection system. CASA volunteers are each assigned to help one child or set of siblings at a time, so they can focus on giving that child or sibling group the individualized advocacy and attention they need.
Children Are Depending On You
CASA of Williamson County, TX continues to provide valuable volunteer advocacy for children in this area who have experienced abuse. CASA volunteers serve as the “eyes and ears” for the judge in child welfare cases. This includes researching each child’s situation and making objective recommendations to help them reclaim their childhoods from abuse and neglect. CASA volunteers are frequently the only stable presence in these children’s lives as they navigate the foster care system.
We Rely on Volunteers Like You
From 9/1/21 – 8/31/22
"If giving up a couple hours of my time one evening gives me better insight into making a decision that affects the future of these kids, then there’s no hesitation on my part. Am I tired? Of course! But that’s nothing compared to what the kids are feeling. Every minute I spend talking to foster families, interviewing family members, meeting teachers, going through medical records, therapy notes, and talking to the kids is worth it so that I can be an effective voice in the court room and ensure their best interest is considered. Why am I a CASA? Because every child deserves a voice!"
If you want to meet someone who instantly lights up a room with energy and is driven by making an impact in the community, look no further than Dr. Gail Potts. Since 2022 she has been volunteering with CASA Wilco and was recently kind enough to share her remarkable...
CASA of Williamson County, TX Secures Grant from W.D. Kelley Foundation and Welcomes New Marketing Coordinator
CASA of Williamson County, TX (CASA Wilco) is excited to announce that it has been awarded a significant grant from the W.D. Kelley Foundation. This grant comes at a crucial time as CASA Wilco faces increasing challenges in child welfare services, and it will support...
July is National Make a Difference for Children Month, a special month dedicated to creating a positive impact in the lives of children across the nation. National Make a Difference for Children Month encourages individuals, families, and communities to come together...