Did you know that CASA of Middlesex County served 15% more children in Fiscal Year 2015 than we did the prior year? Learn more about our 2015 accomplishments in our Annual Report.
Thank you for your interest in CASA of Middlesex County! We
are a nonprofit dedicated to standing up for the needs of children living in
foster care. We advocate for kids through the hard work of volunteers who are
assigned to a child or sibling group.
Volunteers are trained extensively and
provided with guidance throughout their volunteer service. The volunteers get
to know the children, investigate their circumstances, and report back to the
judge about what the kids need. CASA volunteers in Middlesex County have helped
children receive the therapeutic services they need to overcome their adverse
circumstances and medical attention that would have otherwise been overlooked;
they have recommended services for parents to complete so families can be
reunified quickly and permanently. CASA volunteers have also helped children
living in long-term foster care placements find permanent homes, saving the
children years of instability, and the government countless dollars.
Children with a CASA volunteer spend on average 7.5 months
less in foster care than their peers who don’t have a CASA. They also have
improved educational performance and are less likely to return to foster care
once they leave it.
In 2014, CASA of Middlesex County served 99 children, which
is only a fraction of the nearly 750 children in Middlesex County who are in
foster care who need someone looking out for them. We are constantly growing,
and striving to meet the immense need of children in our county, but it takes
the support of the whole community to serve the needs of these children. Please
look around our website to see how you might be able to help. Please don’t
hesitate to contact us if you have any questions.