Clatsop Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA)  trains community volunteers to stand up for abused and neglected children. Our advocacy helps ensure that these children have the best possible chance for a safer, more secure home life.

How you can Help

Contact Information

Clatsop CASA Program, Inc.
818 Commercial St., Suite 401
Post Office Box 514
Astoria, OR 97103
United States

Tel: 503-338-6063
Email: casa@clatsopcasa.org

During Pandemic, Local Volunteers Work to Ensure At-Risk Children are Safe:

Clatsop CASA Welcomes Five New CASA Volunteers 

Pictured above: Executive Director, Nakesha Womble with her son Jackson, Program Manager, Francesca Lazzari, New CASA Volunteers: Cindy Benson, Heather Kelez, Brooke Terry, Loren Candela and Sandy Fuller.

The Clatsop CASA (Court Appointed Special Advocate) Program is pleased to announce that on Friday, October 30th, five new CASA volunteers joined other dedicated CASA community volunteers in serving abused and neglected children in Clatsop County. Judge Dawn McIntosh conducted the virtual ceremony to swear in: Loren Candela, Sandy Fuller, Brook Terry, Heather Kelez, and Lucina (Cindy) Benson, who have undergone more than 35 hours of training in order to be able to effectively advocate for maltreated children. The fabulous group is picture above!

The Clatsop CASA Program conducts trainings for new CASAs twice a year. The next training will start March 3, 2021. If you are interested in getting on the training list or finding out more about how you can advocate for children in need, please contact Chelsea Harper or Nakesha Womble, by calling 503-338-6063, emailing casa@clatsopcasa.org, or visiting our website: www.clatsop-casa.org. 

Child abuse and neglect is on the rise in the face of this pandemic, as families are put under more financial and emotional stress. Children are no longer in the public eye; they may not be at schools or daycare, or in other locations where caring individuals would be able to spot signs of abuse. OUR group of volunteers in Clatsop County is working hard to ensure that abuse and neglect do not go unnoticed. 


CHILDREN WHO HAVE EXPERIENCED ABUSE OR NEGLECT ARE MORE LIKELY TO SUCCEED WITH THE SUPPORT OF A CASA BY THEIR SIDE. - They are more likely to find a safe and permanent home. They are more likely to succeed in school. They are less likely to re-enter the foster care system again.

SPRING TRAINING WILL BEGIN ON MARCH 3RD, 2021. - Your service as a CASA volunteer can make a lasting impact in the life of a child.


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