Change a foster
child’s life

Be an advocate for their best interests.
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Our kids are back in school

Help us give them
what they need to succeed.

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Heritage Month

September 15 – October 15 

What CASA does

CASA (Court Appointed Special Advocates) of Bergen County is a non-profit organization that supports and promotes court-appointed volunteer advocacy for children in the foster system. CASA volunteers are committed to changing children’s stories so that any child who has experienced abuse or neglect can be safe, and have a permanent home, and the opportunity to thrive. As part of a CASA’s work to secure the services and assistance these vulnerable children need, we train and supervise volunteers who are called to advocate for their best interests.

Our Vision

A world where every child who has experienced abuse or neglect is given the opportunity to thrive in a safe and loving home.

“CASA volunteers play a unique role on behalf of some of our most vulnerable children.
Their commitment, vigilance and persistence offer hope where there has been little.”
– Marian Wright Edelman, Founder of the Children’s Defense Fund

Become a
CASA Advocate

CASA volunteers work one-on-one with children in foster care, and give these vulnerable children a voice by advocating for their best interests. As a CASA volunteer, you will collaborate with professionals from different fields to ensure judges have the facts they need to make informed decisions. If you are interested in helping to change a child’s story for the better, we would like to hear from you.

Our impact

The human and financial resources behind CASA of Bergen County (Bergen CASA) help turn around hundreds of young lives every year. Our impact is seen every day, in the many thousands of hours our advocates donate to their cases. Our non-profit organization leads the continued growth and development of a nationwide network of CASA programs that recruit, train and support volunteers.

Donated advocate hours

%

Children reunified or adopted

%

Recommendations accepted by the courts

Source: Bergen CASA 2017 to 2020 Annual Reports

Donate to help kids

There are many ways to support our programs that benefit the children we help. You may make a one-time or recurring monetary donation, work with your employer to establish a matching grant program, or become a corporate sponsor. The funds help us fulfill our mission and make the greatest impact possible for foster children from our Bergen County communities.

Thank you to our sponsors