In Orange County over 60% of children in foster care identify as Hispanic/Latino – and less than 15% of the Advocate base identify as Hispanic/Latino. CASA continually strives to have a volunteer pool that mirrors in demographics to the children we serve. CASA recognizes that a diverse and culturally competent team of staff, volunteers and board members is central to advocating effectively for children with a broad range of backgrounds.
In support of CASA’s mission of improving the lives of children in the foster care system, the Hispanic Advisory Council has been dedicated to expanding community awareness with a primary objective of increasing the number of Hispanic volunteers involved with CASA at every level since 2007.
Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA) provides quality advocacy for children through a unique one-on-one relationship between a trained and supervised court-appointed volunteer and an abused, abandoned or neglected child. CASA is dedicated to providing the guidance, skills and resources necessary for helping children in foster care to overcome an abusive past and achieve a self-sufficient future.
Become a CASA mentor-advocate. We are always in need of more volunteers to invest in the lives of Hispanic children in the foster care system.
Help connect CASA with opportunities within the community for building awareness – at companies, churches, community or professional groups, etc.
Inform family, friends, work associates, foundations and the community at large about CASA – the need, the CASA approach, the remarkable results of CASA’s life-changing work.
Attend and invite others to Hispanic Advisory Council annual events (1-2 per year).
Make a donation or assist with raising funds specifically to build awareness in the Hispanic community.
Please contact Matthew Wadlinger, Director of Outreach, for more information on joining the CASA Hispanic Advisory Council, by calling 714-619-5155 or emailing firstname.lastname@example.org