Court Appointed Special Advocates
There is a child in the foster care system waiting for a volunteer like you. With a CASA Volunteer, children are more likely to adjust to change, do well in school, and find safe, permanent homes. Get involved and Change a Child’s Story.™
Change a Child’s Story™
Get involved where it matters
A CASA Volunteer provides a judge with carefully researched background information of the child to help the court make a sound decision about that child’s future.
Hope is everything
Franklin County CASA, Inc. advocates for the best interest of children of abuse and neglect who are under the protection of the Franklin County and Gasconade County Juvenile Courts.
Through highly trained community Volunteer Advocates, the child’s needs are heard, researched and advocated for throughout the duration of the child’s time before the court, thus securing a safe and permanent home for all such children.
Raffle tickets on sale now
Optimist Club and CASA annual raffle is going on NOW!
You can buy your raffle tickets from any of our CASA board members:
Union: Tyann Marcink or John Viviano or stop by our CASA office
Washington: Matt Rufkahr, Eileen Spratt, Diana Hall or Tim Wunderlich
Pacific: Mayor Steve Myers
Hermann: Ellen Scheible
St. Clair/Lonedell area: Wayne Dierker
Owensville: former board member Jane Horstmann
We are selling raffle tickets through August 4th and the winner will be drawn on August 8th.
Help us support the youth of our community!
Want to become a CASA volunteer? Our next training will be in Fall 2021.
The new map features our latest expansion into Scott and Mississippi Counties and the addition of CASA of the Parkland.
Winter 2021 graduating class of CASA volunteers
Winter 2021 Graduation
It may have been on April Fool’s Day, but we’re not joking! On 4/1/2021, we had 15 new CASA volunteers sworn in. Many of the individuals in this group, had prior experience working with our community’s most vulnerable children. We’re grateful that this passion continued and called them to purse our organization.
Congratulations and huge welcome to Steve Myers, Lori Myers, Keith Hickman, Jared Lause, Heather Gildehaus, Kathy Lause, Kelly O’Malley, Cheryl Jackson, Audra Jahnsen, Michelle Gordon, Carla Day, Rhonda Coleman, Teresa Pauk, Ann Lause and Jay Newman!
Also, a very special thanks to the Franklin County Family Resource Center, Johnny’s Restaurant, Union Jimmy Johns, Union Imos, Union City BBQ and Sweet Design’s by Mandi. Their generosity provided a location for the training sessions, food for our trainees and a beautiful cake at the volunteer’s graduation.
Our next training class will begin in June 2021. If you’re interested in joining this amazing group of new graduates, please apply below or if you’d like to sponsor our dinner/snacks for our upcoming class, please call the office at 636-583-4422.
2021 JUSTICE IS SERVED BREAKFAST
A SPECIAL THANK YOU TO OUR SPONSORS!
Raffle Sponsor- $3,000
Table sponsors- $1,000
Dr. Debbie Depew
Dr. Tim and Jan Long
Gary and Alana Rufkahr
Grenville and Dianne Sutcliffe
Sue and Doug Warden
W & M Restaurants, Inc. Taco Bell
If you’re interested in helping to Change a Child’s Story, please consider donating and/or applying to become a volunteer today!
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