IT IS VITAL FOR EVERY CHILD TO HAVE A VOICE.
Today, there are more than 50,000 advocates serving in 948 state and local program offices nationwide. CASA programs across the country are known by several different names, including Guardian ad Litem, Child Advocates, and Voices for Children. Since the inception of CASA advocacy, volunteers have helped well over 1,000,000 children find safe, permanent homes in which they can thrive.
MEET OUR BOARD.
Meet the Executive Director
A leader who truly perform a labor of love each day to ensure the best interests of all the children and teens in our community.
We live in a world in which we need to share responsibility.
I am excited to serve as the CASA of Clark and Pike Counties Executive Director. I believe strongly that CASA Volunteers play a vital role in working directly with children who are involved in the court and the child welfare system because of abuse and neglect. I have seen the dedicated work of our advocates, staff, and board members.
But there is more work to do on behalf of our children that are being abused and neglected. Please join me in this fight against child abuse and neglect by becoming a volunteer advocate, board member, or a Friend of CASA donor.
My prayer is that through the work of CASA, we will not only positively impact the lives of OUR foster children for a time, but for a lifetime!
Our foster children in Clark County are going through one of the toughest experiences they will ever face. The experience is often more difficult because the children miss out on normal, healthy, childhood experiences due to lack of funding.
CASA of Clark & Pike Counties began as CASA of Clark County, Inc. in November 1999. A group of passionate community leaders in Clark County sought to give a voice to local children who had suffered abuse and neglect and were now entering the chaotic world of foster care. Throughout the last two decades, our organization has worked on behalf of hundreds of children to ensure that each one has a safe, permanent home. In 2015, our program grew to encompass Pike County, Arkansas and we became CASA of Clark and Pike Counties.
CASA of Clark and Pike Counties developed the “Bill and Betty” fund in 2005 to answer this need. The fund was named after Bill and Betty Gentry, two of the people who were instrumental in getting CASA started in Clark and Pike Counties.
Through this fund we have been able to provide our foster children: tickets to the Arkadelphia Aquatic Park, costumes for school plays, clothing, shoes, weeks at Family Farm, and many other things. All of these are SO important to our children, they want to be able to do the things that are “normal” to other children their age.
Our vision is to provide quality volunteer advocacy in court for every child placed in foster care due to abuse and neglect. We believe a major part of this advocacy is to strive for a more normal life for the foster children we serve. We are now rising to the occasion to meet the needs of all of OUR children here in Clark and Pike Counties!!
By your gift of a donation to CASA ofClark and Pike Counties, you are also giving to this fund.