Voices for Children

Be a Part of Something Beautiful 

Voices for Children provides Volunteer Advocates to Children in Foster Care. To ensure children have every opportunity to achieve stability, Voices for Children matches them with caring volunteer - called CASA's - who advocate for their best interests. 

Consistent Presence

Children in foster care have experienced abuse and neglect. Once they enter the system, their world suddenly includes court hearings, social workers, attorneys, and often new homes and schools. Amidst it all, a CASA is a consistent, caring presence for a child.


Problem Solver

In the chaos of a large system, a child’s needs can easily fall through the cracks or be overlooked.

From helping a child get glasses to ensuring their records transfer to new schools, a CASA is a creative problem-solver who helps make things happen.

With resources provided by Voices for Children, CASAs work alongside social workers, caregivers, attorneys, and other professionals to make sure a child’s needs are met.




CASA volunteers are appointed by magistrates and judges to advocate for children’s best interest. At regular intervals, CASAs report on children’s progress and needs.

A CASA is able to help the judge understand not only the child’s needs, but also the child’s strengths, abilities, interests and wishes. CASA volunteers ensure that children have their voice heard on issues that are important to them, defend and safeguard their rights, and have their views and wishes genuinely considered when decisions are being made about their lives.

This individualized advocacy helps magistrates and judges make the most informed decisions for each child’s future.

To learn more, visit www.speakupnow.org or send me an email at beth@brightwoodcandle.com.