Cellphones, homeland security, DVDs, iPads, space shuttles, Harry Potter, social media, ATMs, the Soviet Union's collapse, international terrorism, designer water, electric cars—the world in which we live today is quite different from just 30 years ago, when CASA of Morris was established to train community volunteers to become “a child’s voice in court.”
CASA of Morris and Sussex Counties’ 30 year history has been shaped by over 1,400 volunteers who advocated and mentored 5,789 children and youth, who were victims of abuse, neglect and abandonment. These children’s lives have been forever changed. They have been given a chance to see beyond their circumstances and envision a future filled with opportunity and hope because of the dedication and advocacy of CASA volunteers.
We have achieved our vision of assigning a CASA volunteer to every child in foster care in our two counties. We are the only CASA program in NJ that has accomplished this and we could not have done it without all of YOU. Our Volunteers, Staff, Trustees, and Donors… You are the ones who have built the foundation of CASA of Morris and Sussex Counties and supported the work of bringing better tomorrows to vulnerable children.
Thirty years since our beginnings and child abuse and neglect are not diminishing. A child’s emotional, physical, and mental well-being is fragile and easily compromised. We will not stop our work until the time when all children are protected from harm, live in a permanent and stable family environment, and receive the services that will meet their developmental, educational, physical, and mental health needs.
Thank you for partnering with us to ensure that we continue to provide valuable advocacy to every child until he or she has a safe, nurturing, permanent home.
Together, we will continue to make a difference.
HAYLIE and NAYA'S STORY
Eight-year-old twin girls Haylie and Naya were removed from their home due to their mother’s arrest for the possession and selling of cocaine and heroin.
“I saw a huge positive change in the girls' behavior; they were angry when we first met.”
– Susan Brezina, CASA Volunteer
WHERE DO YOUR DONATIONS GO?
Recruit, Train and Supervise Community Volunteers
CASA Staff Salaries
School Supplies, Birthday and Holiday Gifts, and Other Essential Items for Children in Foster Care
Take Teens From Our Fostering Futures Program On Outings
HOW YOU CAN HELP US
ADVOCATE FOR CHILDREN
- Attend an Information Session to learn the process to become a CASA volunteer to advocate for a child.
- Make a tax-deductible donation of cash or appreciated securities.
- Ask your employer to match your gift to CASA.
- Honor a family member or friend by sending a tribute card: in memory of, in honor of, thank you, happy birthday, etc.
- Include CASA in your Will or Estate Plan.
- Become a member of the CASA Board of Trustees
Our community came together to provide birthday presents, holiday gifts, beach towels, backpacks, school supplies, teddy bears, toiletries, and smiles for over 350 children in foster care.
THANK YOU TO:
- Assumption Church, Giving Tree Committee
- Avis Budget
- A Birthday Wish
- Books-A-Million, Rockaway
- The Briad Group, Wendy's Division
- Caring Capital
- Earrings by Suzann
- Franklin Plains United Methodist
- PNY Technologies of Parsippany
- Politi Auto Parts
- St Joseph Church, Human Concerns Ministry
- Sparta Kiwanis
- Telecom Pioneers, Chapter #99
- Toyota Financial Services
- Waterloo Methodist Church
- W. Morris Mendham H.S., Service Club