The mission of CASA San Luis Obispo County is to advocate for the best interests of abused and neglected children within the court system. They have served the Central Coast since 1993 and are a local partner of National CASA which oversees a network of over 1,050 local community program offices supporting volunteers serving children.
CASA provides programs to recruit, train and support volunteers in their work with abused children. The goal is to ensure each and every child grows up in a safe, nurturing, and permanent home.
According to their website, "Approximately 100 CASA volunteer advocates are actively working on cases in our local community at any given time. Many of your friends and neighbors have either had experience as a CASA advocate, know someone who is or has been, have attended a CASA event or have some other involvement with our organization."
"We rely on the support of our local community to continue providing advocacy for children in need. Generous individuals and philanthropic groups assist CASA through donations and grants. Many businesses provide financial support to CASA through sponsorships and donations. But the need is still great for funding, as the number of children in our local community who are waiting for a CASA advocate remains high. Please consider supporting CASA with your tax-deductible donation."