Welcome to CASA for Children of Bergen County!
Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA) volunteers are everyday people who are appointed by
judges to advocate for the best interest of abused and neglected children living in the foster care system. A CASA volunteer advocates for one child’s case until he/she is placed into a safe,
permanent and loving home.
Every year in New Jersey, approximately 9,000 abused and neglected children are removed from their homes and placed in the foster care system (including foster homes, residential treatment facilities, shelter, and hospitals).Bergen County is home to over 600 of these children. The Court Appointed Special Advocate (CASA) program ensures that these children — victims of physical abuse, sexual abuse, psychological torment, or abandonment — have a voice in the court proceedings that determine their fates. There are over 900 CASA programs throughout the United States. CASA for Children of Bergen County is affiliated with both National CASA and CASA of NJ.
WANT TO BECOME A VOLUNTEER: The first step is to attend an Information Session and learn all about CASA. Information Sessions will be held on the third Wednesday of the month at 10:00am and 5:30pm; you only have to attend one. These sessions will take place at One Bergen
County Plaza, in Hackensack – click here for directions. If you are interested in attending a session, please call the office at 201-336-7520 or email us at email@example.com in order to RSVP for a specific session. Upcoming Information Sessions include:November 18th, December 16th.
Winter Daytime Training dates: TBA
15th ANNUAL UNITARIAN UNIVERSALIST OUTREACH AUCTION NOV. 14, 2015
SAVE THE DATE FOR THIS VERY MEANINGFUL EVENTTHAT BENEFITS OUR FRIENDS AND NEIGHBORS IN BERGEN COUNTY!
Central Unitarian Church in partnership with the Unitarian Universalist Congregation of the Palisades and the Unitarian Society of Ridgewood present the 15th Annual Outreach Auction in Bergen County. Ever since the first Auction in 2000, the Gala Event has raised over $400,000 for designated charities in Bergen County. This year’s charities include Center for Hope and Safety, Center for Food Action, Family Promise of Bergen County, Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA), Holley Childcare & Development Center and Children’s Aid and Family Services, with 100% of the proceeds going directly to these charities!! This gala evening features a live auction and Tricky Tray, as well as hors d’oeuvres, desserts and much more! Bids are received from $10 to
over $1000, demonstrating that when we work together for those in need, we are greater than the sum of our parts! Come join us for an evening of fun and help support our friends and neighbors in need in Bergen County. Tickets: $30. For further information and reservations, contact Jeff Merrigan at 917-559-3112 or firstname.lastname@example.org. Facebook: UU Outreach Auction.