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Who We Are

Mission and History

Group of children and youth

Mission Statement

Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA) for Children of Atlantic and Cape May Counties and its trained volunteers speak on behalf of abused and neglected children in the foster care system and are dedicated to ensuring these children are placed in safe permanent homes as quickly as possible.


History

Fifteen years ago, we began a journey to help every child living in foster care feel safe, loved and placed in a permanent home. We started with a $30,000 grant from the National CASA Association, five CASA volunteers and one staff person. The year was 2001. By July, we had served 30 children and could not have been more proud of the support we received from the community. Thankfully, like us, most people believe that every child deserves a loving home and a chance to reach their potential.  

We are humbled by the generosity and work that has been done over the last 15 years. We are grateful to the people and businesses who have dedicated their lives, time and donations to children in need. With that support, our budget is now over $800,000 and we support 238 CASA volunteers and a staff of 10 serving 550 children. We have reached every milestone with you right beside us. We hope you will continue to be with us until every child in foster care has a CASA volunteer by beside them.

CASA Success Story

CASA youth Jarrod approached his 18th birthday without a home. His CASA volunteer encouraged him to stay in care until 21 so he could receive continued assistance. Taking his advice, Jarrod stayed in foster care and with his CASA’s assistance, entered college. Jarrod is now a junior, studying video production.

Our Impact This Year

  • Children with a CASA Advocate

    625

  • Current Active CASA Advocates

    250

  • Case Hours Donated by CASA Advocates

    8,783

  • Children Who Need a CASA Advocate
    Children Who Need a CASA Advocate

    425

  • United Way
    United Way

    United Way logo

  • OceanFirst Bank
    OceanFirst Bank

    OceanFirst Bank logo

  • Borgata Heart and Soul Foundation
    Borgata Heart and Soul Foundation

    Borgata Heart and Soul Foundation logo

  • Ocean City Home Bank logo

  • Jewelers for Children
    Jewelers for Children
  • Ocean City Exchange Club
    Ocean City Exchange Club
  • Avalon Lions
    Avalon Lions
  • Glenn Insurance
    Glenn Insurance
  • South Jersey Industries
    South Jersey Industries
  • Northstar Marine
    Northstar Marine
  • Levine Staller Attorneys at Law
    Levine Staller Attorneys at Law
  • Atlantic County Utilities Authority
    Atlantic County Utilities Authority
  • Foster Karney Foundation Fund
    Foster Karney Foundation Fund
  • Gillian's Wonderland Pier
    Gillian's Wonderland Pier
  • Office of Victim Crimes
    Office of Victim Crimes
  • Boardwalk Hall
    Boardwalk Hall
  • City of Atlantic City
    City of Atlantic City
  • Levine Staller
    Levine Staller
  • M&T Bank
    M&T Bank
  • Shore Medical Center
    Shore Medical Center
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