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Standing with Children and Families During COVID-19

Standing with Children and Families During COVID-19

Public health guidelines may keep us physically apart, but we’re making sure the children we serve are never alone.

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Taking action #Now4Children

We are committed to ensuring that our nationwide network of programs and volunteers have the resources and support they need so they can be there during the pandemic for the more than 271,000 children we serve who have experienced abuse or neglect.

These children have already experienced so much change, uncertainty and trauma. Social isolation brought on by COVID-19 only increases that by cutting children off from critically important services and support systems. Our volunteers are needed now more than ever as a lifeline to ensure the health, safety and well-being of every child we serve.

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Help children in need during COVID-19.

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Our member programs and volunteers are adapting to make sure every child we serve knows they are not alone and that their volunteer is standing beside them — virtually or at a distance of at least six feet. Volunteers are Face-timing, calling, texting and sending letters and cards to make sure kids are safe, nourished and as okay as they can be right now.

National CASA/GAL is taking urgent steps to help meet the needs of these children and families. We are deeply grateful for our donors and partners whose support has enabled us to respond quickly to this crisis. Thanks to our partners, we are providing new trainings, emergency funding to programs and distance learning tools so our network can effectively advocate for vulnerable children, who may experience added physical and emotional trauma as a result of COVID-19.

CASA-NYC Shows Up for Children in Foster Care

This new PSA from CASA-NYC shows the pandemic’s impact on the population we all serve and how CASA/GAL volunteers make a big difference.

 

A message from CEO Tara Perry

A message from CEO Tara Perry

Learn more about how we’re responding to COVID-19 as a nationwide network.
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Social distance and child advocacy

Social distance and child advocacy

Read stories about volunteers engaging with children and youth during COVID-19.
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We know there will be long-lasting effects from COVID-19, including new cases of abuse and neglect and more children who need us. National CASA/GAL is laying the groundwork to increase volunteer recruitment and capacity building efforts, so we can be there for children and youth who are not yet on the radar of child welfare systems but may be in a matter of weeks or months.

Help us make sure every child has a lifeline during COVID-19.

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A CASA volunteer decorates her car for a parade for kids in foster care

A CASA volunteer decorates her car for a parade for kids in foster care

“The current situation with COVID-19 has only given us energy to do this work. It hasn’t stopped us, and it has pushed us to use our imagination to create more opportunities to show the children how special they are.” – Louise, CASA Volunteer, Clark County CASA (Vancouver, WA)