Lake Country CASA - Court Appointed Special Advocates for Children. 218 Connally St.  Sulphur Springs, TX 75482  903/885-1173Court Appointed Special Advocates - Children's Advocacy Organization for Hopkins County,  Rains County and Franklin County Texas. CASA Headquarters 218 Connally St.  Sulphur Springs, TX 75482  903/885-1173
CASA Vision
A CASA volunteer for every child
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Mission
To provide trained, court appointed volunteers to be the voice for the children who are under the protection of the state to assure them a safe, permanent environment.
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"CASA volunteers play a unique role on behalf of some of our most vulnerable children. Their commitment, vigilance and persistence offer hope where there has been little." — Marian Edelman, Founder and President, Children's Defense Fund

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Lake Country CASA Please Help. Donate!There are over 500,000 children in foster care in the United States.  Of the near 170,000 in the state of Texas.

Through no fault of their own, these children have endured childhood abuse, neglect, or abandonment, often followed by years of instability as they are moved from one foster care placement to another.

A child who enters the foster care system, faces a number of challenges including separation from their family and siblings, mental health, medical issues, and educational concerns.  Every time a child changes foster care or group home placement, their school placement may also change - resulting in a 6 month loss of the educational progress.

Foster children also face a lack of consistency among the professionals involved in their case.  Heavy caseloads for child welfare workers and frequent case reassignments result in little time for them to develop relationships with the child.  Not only do child welfare workers change, children often lack continuity among other professionals including caregivers, attorneys, teachers and therapists.  They lose friends as well.

This is where a CASA Advocate can make a significant difference.  Advocates monitor progress toward established goals and follow up with professionals to ensure tasks are completed in a timely manner.  They make sure the child is receiving all services available to them.  They advocate for sibling visitation, educational support, extracurricular activities, mental health services and much more.  The CASA Advocate is often the one consistent adult for a foster child.

Advocates can be the difference between success and failure in a child's life.  They listen, encourage and guide the child.  They speak up for the child.  They help the vulnerable children and teens reach their full potential.  A child having a CASA Advocate in their life feels, sometimes for the first time, that they are cared for with no fear of being abused or neglected.  They know they matter to someone.

CASA believes that society has a fundamental obligation to ensure that every child has a compassionate adult who will fight to assure that a child's safe passage to find permanency in the safe embrace of a loving family.

Your donation will make a difference Your donations to Lake Country CASA support the recruitment, training and supervision of volunteers who serve our community's abused and neglected children. The goal of Lake Country CASA is to serve all children who come through the foster care system in Lake Country County, but sadly, we currently are able to serve only one third of the children in protective care. Your donation directly impacts the lives of abused children and helps ensure that they grow up in safe, permanent and loving homes. Lake Country CASA is a 501(c)(3) public charity. All donations are tax-deductible as allowed by law.

Ways to Give

Gifts and acts of charity come in all shapes and sizes and Lake Country CASA cannot serve the abused the neglected children without your financial and in-kind support. Whether you’re an individual, corporation or foundation – CASA Child Advocates of Montgomery County has a giving opportunity to fit your philanthropic needs.

Below are several of the giving options available to you:

  • Donate by mail or phone
  • Workplace and Matching Gifts
  • Memorial and Honorary Gift
  • Bequests and Planned Gifts
  • Stock or Security Gifts
  • Corporate & Organizational Sponsorships
  • Sponsor/Attend Event
  • Give the Gift of Your Time and Volunteer