CASA provides court advocacy to children who have been abused and neglected, and works to help children obtain safe and permanent homes. Every penny donated to CASA is used in our local Northeast TN counties (Washington, Unicoi and Greene Counties). Last year we served over 300 children at a cost of $880 per YEAR, per child. Children with a CASA Advocate are less likely to stay in the foster care system by moving to stable housing more quickly. Our trained volunteer advocates are the child’s voice to ensure the needs are identified and addressed. Foster Care in Tennessee costs around $8000 per MONTH, per child. As you can see having a CASA Advocate provides a tremendous cost savings in addition to the emotional and physical stability it can bring to a child’s life.
This year, CASA will hold their first ever Virtual 5K the week of October 25-31. During this event time frame participants will run or walk a 5K and submit their results to CASA. The event theme will be Super Hero 5k – Unleashing Your Super Power. Registration is only $30. By supporting CASA you can support local children who need an adult to stand in their corner.