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What is CASA?

Court Appointed Special Advocates® (CASAs) are community volunteers, just like you, who speak up for abused and/or neglected children.

Our CASA program belongs to a network of nearly 950 community-based programs that recruit, train and support citizen-volunteers to advocate for the best interests of abused and/or neglected children in courtrooms and communities.

 

  • Children in care in Washoe County on an average day 2020
    Children in care in Washoe County on an average day 2020

    730

  • Children served by CASA volunteers in 2020
    Children served by CASA volunteers in 2020

    137

  • Estimated volunteer hours in 2020 (in-kind value over $50K)
    Estimated volunteer hours in 2020 (in-kind value over $50K)

    2040

  • You can be the ONE we need!
    You can be the ONE we need!

    1

News & Notes

Montreux Cares Summer Kick Off Event

Montreux Cares

It was a beautiful summer evening at the Montreux Golf Club where the Montreux Cares philanthropic committee hosted Washoe CASA Foundation and Cares Campus. 

Jo Anne Gonzalez, CASA Board Chair talked before the 80 member committee about the need for CASAs in our community. 

The group then listened to a panel presentation about the completed and ongoing work on the Cares Campus.  Montreux Cares hopes to raise one million dollars to add to state, county and city funds to complete Phase Two of the project.  Phase One, including the new 46,000 sq. ft. homeless shelter is located at the former Governor’s Bowl Park in Reno.

At the conclusion of the meeting, several guests were able to talk to CASA Board members, Jo Anne, Howard Buchler and Jodie Black about connecting with the Washoe CASA Foundation.