Each year in the United States, millions of children are abused, neglected or abandoned by their families. More than 500,000 of them are removed from their homes and placed in foster care, group homes or institutions. Eventually, they end up in a court room where a judge decides their futures. In Sonoma County, the non-profit Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA) program helps prevent abused and neglected children from becoming lost in the juvenile dependency system. The program trains volunteers who act as child advocates, mentors and life connections on behalf of the child while providing a steadfast friend and confidant. CASA volunteers are ordinary people doing extra ordinary things for the children of Sonoma County.
Through Speedway Children's Charities the CASA program has:
Assist over 680 children with life changing support systems.
Provided over 680 self esteem activities
Made sure over 800 youth have had Christmas gifts and back to school clothing
Contact Millie Gilson at 707-565-6375