CASA OF HARRISON COUNTY
The mission of CASA of Harrison County is to provide specially selected and trained community volunteers to
advocate for abused and neglected children in the pursuit of safe and permanent homes.
CASA of Harrison County is comprised primarily of community-based volunteers who advocate on behalf of neglected and abused children in Harrison County. The children served by our group of specially trained volunteers are undoubtedly some of the most vulnerable within our community.
When Harrison County Youth Court Judges need another “set of eyes and ears” on a case, they call upon CASA of Harrison County to serve in that role.
CASA of Harrison County accepted their first case in January of 2011 and since then have advocated for over 1850 children in Harrison County.
CASA Advocates have impacted the lives of many here in Harrison County. We have encouraged parents to get their GED and college degrees, assisted in supervised visits with parents, helped reunify children with their parents, worked with parents to get employment and housing, identified resources for much needed services, located relatives for permanent placement of children, found furniture for their home, beds for their children, food for their cupboard, and toys to put under the Christmas tree, but most importantly have been a constant presence to the child and family during the confusing and daunting court process.
Our program does not receive state or federal funding. All of our funding streams are through fund raising events, private donations through grants and individuals.