Ordinary community members are doing extraordinary things for our most vulnerable children, and so can you.

Did you know there are kids right here in Porter County whose parents are struggling with addiction, domestic violence, and mental health?

Children who have not been safely parented and have experienced trauma become involved in the child welfare and legal systems where life-altering decisions about their futures are made in a courtroom.

Fortunately, these children are appointed CASAs: devoted community volunteers who are trained to make sure their needs are not lost in the shuffle but remain top priority in decisions that are made in court.

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Who Can Help

CASAs come from all walks of life and different backgrounds and professions. They are drawn to CASA volunteering for varying reasons, but they all share one thing: they are dedicated and caring individuals committed to advocating for vulnerable children.

Volunteers must be 21 years or older, and should be responsible people with good common sense who have the ability to remain objective, relate to families and professionals, and communicate in-person and in writing.

Training & Support

Interested new volunteers must schedule an interview and pass a background check before being accepted to the program. Trainees participate in a 30-hour comprehensive training curriculum that covers everything a volunteer will need to know in order to provide powerful advocacy.

Once assigned a case, CASAs are paired with a staff supervisor who offers support and guidance every step of the way.

The CASA program provides opportunities for continued formation along with opportunities for gathering and sharing through various in-service and peer support activities on a monthly basis.

Learn even more about training and volunteering with CASA!