When abused and neglected children are removed from their homes, they are placed in overburdened court and child welfare systems, often slipping through the cracks and risk continued abuse or neglect. This is where Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA) – or CASA volunteers – come into the picture, having the power to prevent this tragic reality.
CASA provides a powerful voice for abused and neglected children in Lane County. CASA volunteers work to prevent children from being re-abused by facilitating their move through the court and child protective services systems as quickly as possible into safe, permanent homes.
Lane County has one of the highest rates of children in foster care in Oregon: last year, over 1,100 children spent at least one night in foster care. All of these children have suffered from neglect or abuse at the hands of their parents. Resources currently allow CASA to serve 465 children a year, about 40% of the need in our county.
Chambers Construction is proud to be a supporter of CASA, and we recognize the value their work has for our community. This month, CASA of Lane County is hosting its 17th annual Casino Night event (virtually) where they are raising funds for abused and neglected children in foster care. The event features several auction packages, raffles, a Zoom Casino Gaming room and more. If you register by February 24th, you’ll be entered into a special prize drawing by CASA. You can register here for the event.
Learn more about CASA here: https://www.casa-lane.org
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