Why do we need CASA?
On an average day in Washoe County, more than 900 abused and neglected children live in foster care because they cannot live safely at home. These children need safe, permanent homes and the support of a responsible and caring adult. Without the voice of an advocate, children face a higher risk of returning to unsafe homes or remaining in long-term foster care. Trained CASA volunteers work one-on-one, getting to know each child’s story, hopes, and dreams.