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CASA of Ellis County...
A Voice for Every Child
 
When home is no longer safe for a child, and the child must enter the foster care system, a Judge may appoint a committed volunteer called a CASA or court appointed special advocate®.
 
The volunteer’s focus is on that child, giving hope and help in guiding the child to a safe, permanent home.

You can make a difference in the lives of abused and neglected children.  Please consider becoming a CASA volunteer, or making a gift to CASA to support the important work of giving a voice to children, who often have no voice. 

To make a contribution, use the red DONATE button to the far left.


 

Are you interested in being a voice for

abused and neglected children?

Here are just some of the ways a volunteer can

make a huge difference in the life of a child:

Our next Volunteer Advocate Training will be held

June 23, 25, 30 through July 2, 7, and 9.

Times TBD

CASA office, 601 Water in Waxahachie

Meals will be provided

If you are interested in being a voice for abused and neglected children, we need you!  There are currently over 100 children in Waxahachie, Midlothian, Red Oak, Ennis and other parts of Ellis County that are in foster care because of abuse and neglect.  These children need dedicated volunteers to speak for them in court, look out for their best interest, and be a mentor to them during the process.  You do not need a legal background or experience in social work to apply. 

Click here to download our application, background check, and job description forms and get started

There are also non-advocate opportunities to help with fundraisers and other special programs and events.  For more information, please feel free to call our office at 972-937-1455.


Join Our Legislative Advocacy Team!

Members of our Legislative Advocacy Team (LAT) will help make a powerful impact on the child protection system by speaking up for children at the Capitol as well as in the courts.  For more information on joining our Ellis County LAT, call the office at 972-937-1455.

Texas CASA will once again be hosting CASA Day at the Capitol on Thursday, February 12. This is a fun day where CASA volunteers and staff from all over the state come together to speak to their legislators about changes we would like to see to the child welfare system and the huge impact that a CASA volunteer makes in a child’s life. This year, we are also doing a Child Welfare Primer the day before CASA Day at the Capitol, on Wednesday, February 11.  This event will help volunteers prepare for Capitol day and get a chance to hear from experts on the topics of trauma-informed care and normalcy.  To see an agenda and to register for one or both events, please visit http://texascasa.org/casa-network-registration/.

CASA Executive Board Vice President John Knight,

CASA Supervisor Rebecca Gentry, and CASA Executive Director Rhodie Rawls

meet with Texas Senator Brian Birdwell


Thank You to everyone who made our

5th Annual Share the Love Gala

a huge success!

We appreciate the continued support of our Gala sponsors

Action Fire Pros
Whitaker Metal Deck Sales
Citizens National Bank
Baylor Scott & White at Medical Center at Waxahachie
Bill & Melveene Dixon
Ken & Dietra Box
Inspection Edge, Inc.
Morgan & Bryan Properties
Dallas Airmotive
TXU Energy
The Classic Swing Band
CPX Trucking
Claudia Morris
Ennis State Bank
The Avenue Church
Coldwell Banker


Do You Smile When You Shop?

When you make purchased through www.smile.amazon.com, just select Court Appointed Special Advocates of Ellis County and .5% of the purchase price will be donated to CASA!  It's a great way to show your support of our service to the abused and neglected children in Ellis County.

 

Our Mission

CASA of Ellis County will foster Guardian Ad Litem (GAL) Volunteers to protect the best interests of abused and neglected children and to advocate in the court system for family reunification or placement in an environment that is safe, nurturing and permanent.

 

Our Vision

CASA of Ellis County is a non-profit, tax-exempt organization dedicated to improving the lives of abused and neglected children in our County. CASA recruits, trains and supervises volunteers who are selected to act as Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA) to be a voice for the child in court. CASA of Ellis County is part of a nationwide organization of Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA) with 955 programs and 75,000 volunteers nationwide.


REPORT ABUSE!

We are all responsible for ensuring the safety of our community's children. The law requires any person who believes a child is being abused, neglected or exploited to report the circumstances to DFPS.  
Any person suspecting abuse and not reporting it can be held liable for a misdemeanor or state jail felony.

If you suspect a child is being abused or neglected, contact the Texas Department of Family and Protective Services (TDFPS) toll free at 1-800-252-5400, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

You may also file a report using the secure web-site of  the Texas Department Of  Family Protective Services Here.


Volunteer Advocate Training

 


Upcoming Events

Summer Advocate Training

Date: Jun 23, 2015
Our next Volunteer Advocate Training will be held on June 23, 25, 30 and July 2, 7 9.  Training sessions are held at the CASA office and are four hours long.  We include lots of interactio ...

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