The mission of CASA for the Cross Timbers Area is to ensure that abused and neglected children secure a permanent, nurturing environment, while working to meet the ongoing needs of the whole child. We accomplish this through recruiting, training and supporting community volunteers who advocate for the best interests of these children in the court system.



A Forever Home



A Forever Family



For Every Child

 

“To give a child a CASA is to give them a voice. To give them a voice is to give them hope. And to give them hope is to give them the world. I believe that with all my heart.”  Pamela Butler, former foster youth


Volunteer

CASA is the only volunteer organization that empowers everyday citizens as officers of the court. In an overburdened social welfare system, abused and neglected children often slip through the cracks among hundreds of current cases. CASA volunteers change that. Appointed by judges, CASA volunteers typically handle just one case at a time and commit to staying on that case until the child is placed in a safe, permanent home. While others may come and go, CASA volunteers provide that one constant that children need in order to thrive.

Other ways to volunteer:

  • Help raise money to support our program by being a Special Events Volunteer.  Annual events include a Turkey Trot 5K Run, an All In for CASA Kids Casino Night, a Golf Tournament, and a Volunteer Appreciation Event.
  • Man an information booth at a local event in one of our counties – opportunities include Rip Fest in Eastland County, Fourth of July in Erath County, Dove Fest in Hamilton County, and the National Championship Barbeque Cook-Off in Bosque County.  Many other informational opportunities are possible – we just need volunteers to provide the manpower.

 

To ensure the safety of the children we serve and that of our volunteers, we have implemented formalized security measures.  CASA for the Cross Timbers Area, Inc. will perform a felony, sex offender and DFPS background check on all individuals who sign up to volunteer for any activities or events that will be attended by the abused and neglected children we serve.

For more information contact Judy at judy@casacta.org or call 254-965-6610.

 

Your donation will increase recruitment, training, and support of more volunteers.

Children with a CASA volunteer are: