What We Do
Many CASAs spend about 10 hours a month visiting their child, writing reports, attending meetings, and going to court. Sometimes there is a flurry of activity and other times everything is quiet and the CASA will just be monitoring progress on the case.
Generally a case may last about 18 months until the child is living in a safe permanent placement. Often having a CASA involved results in the case being resolved much quicker. Unfortunately some children remain in state care for years. Usually these children have been emotionally scarred by the trauma they have been exposed to and stabilizing their behaviors becomes a priority before a forever home becomes a reality.
The nationally developed CASA volunteer curriculum includes 30 hours of classroom training. Generally two trainings are held each year in the spring and fall.
Become a CASA Volunteer.
You'll receive 30 hours of training and lots of mentoring. While DHS case workers may have 20-40 cases, you'll have just one you can concentrate on. The average time commitment is 10-15 hours per month. Generally, a case lasts for a year, but some can be much longer or shorter. CASA staff are skilled at providing support for the volunteer throughout the life of the case.
Make a Donation
CASA of Coos County is a program of Oregon Coast Community Action, a 501c3 nonprofit organization. Donations may be tax deductible. All donations are used for the operation of the CASA program with a goal of serving every child in Coos County who needs the advocacy of a CASA. Send checks written to CASA or use the Donate function on this website.
Twila Veysey, Program Director
CASA of Coos County Oregon
2110 Newmark Ave
Coos Bay, OR 97420
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