Lift up a child's voice. Become a CASA Volunteer!
For a child who has been neglected or abused, the world is a lonely place. In Santa Cruz County there are more than 250 children living in foster care right now because they have suffered severe abuse or neglect at home. You can be a friend, a mentor, and a powerful voice in court for a child in foster care. Join the more than 1,000 members of our community who have been trained as sworn officers of the court to serve children in foster care. Becoming a Court Appointed Special Advocate means volunteering 3 to 5 hours a week to give a child the gift of your friendship, experience, and advocacy. You can change your life and the life of a child with one phone call. Call CASA at 761-2956, or visit www.casaofsantacruz.org to attend an informational orientation.