Tis the season to think about our children. What do they need? What do they want? What will they pester you to death for? Have they been good (for goodness sake)? Christmas is for the children and makes kids happy – some kids.
There are many abused and neglected children right here in our community. They have been given a voice by Piedmont CASA (court appointed special advocates). Piedmont Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA), Inc. provides trained volunteers to advocate for the best interests of abused and neglected children, promoting and supporting safe, permanent and nurturing homes for child victims before the courts of the 16th Judicial District of Virginia. Piedmont CASA promotes awareness about child abuse and neglect through community education and outreach.
“My task is to talk to every person in these children’s lives – lives that have already been compromised and scarred – and piece together a recommendation that will help them to heal, to find stability, even to grow.” – Volunteer Phoebe Frosch.
Each year in the Charlottesville / Albemarle region, hundreds of children are victims of violence, sexual abuse and severe neglect. CASA is an organization that trains Court Appointed Special Advocates, who work one-on-one with abused and endangered children to assist the courts in determining the best environment to ensure each child’s safety and well-being. Volunteer court advocates may be the only voice that can truly speak for these children.
Make a contribution online now! The support of our generous donors enabled Piedmont CASA’s volunteers to advocate for 204 children last fiscal year. In order to continue serving children in our community who need our help, we rely on the support from caring individuals and businesses.
No fees are charged for the services of the Piedmont CASA program, and no other agency provides community volunteers to serve as child advocates in juvenile court proceedings.
As the need for CASA services continues to grow, additional resources must be secured to make sure that CASA is able to meet those needs effectively. Your financial support will help Piedmont CASA speak up for children in our community.
Donate by mail:
Check should be made payable to Piedmont CASA
818 East High Street
Charlottesville, VA 22902
Donate over the phone:
Contribute through the United Way:
Commonwealth of Virginia Campaign with CVC Code 3836:
State employees, remember that you can designate Piedmont CASA to receive your donation through the United Way’s Commonwealth of Virginia Campaign. Piedmont CASA’s designation number is 3836.
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