The mission of Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA) of Philadelphia is to deliver personalized, integrated, child-centered advocacy to abused and neglected children in foster care through a diverse community of trained and skilled volunteers.
CASA is the only program in Philadelphia that leverages the resources of trained community volunteers to advocate for a child's best interests in and out court. CASA volunteers effectively advocate to ensure children are well cared for while in the foster care system, are placed in a permanent home, or exit the system with the education, skills, and supports they need for a stable and happy future.
The relationships forged between CASA volunteers and the children they serve make a critical difference in life trajectory of that child. Of the cases CASA has closed, 85% have achieved a permanent outcome: over 55% have been reunified with a relative or parent and 35% were adopted or permanently placed. As reflected in national CASA statistics, children with a CASA spend less time in foster care, receive more services, and are more successful in school.
Alex was very professional and knowledgeable. He offered helpful strategies and ideas for us to get started and we have decided to work with him on two projects right after the call.
Was happy to meet and work with Happi and Yael of CASA Philadelphia. They move quickly and work diligently. As a former CASA volunteer and IT tech professional it is very rewarding to be able to give back to such a great cause.