About

Mission Statement

CASA of McLennan and Hill Counties’ mission is to provide a trained volunteer, a Court Appointed Special Advocate, for every abused and neglected child in the counties we serve so that these children may ultimately thrive in safe, nurturing, and permanent homes. We are making a difference – one child at a time.

Vision Statement

CASA of McLennan and Hill Counties’ vision is a CASA for every abused and neglected child in the foster care system.

History

CASA of McLennan and Hill Counties is part of a national volunteer movement that began in 1977 when Judge David Soukup in Seattle decided he needed to know more about the children whose lives were in his hands. His solution was to ask community volunteers to act as a “voice in court” for abused and neglected children. These Court Appointed Special Advocate® (CASAs) provided him with the detailed information he needed to safeguard the children’s best interests and ensure that they were placed in safe, permanent homes as quickly as possible. The program was so successful that it was copied around the nation.

CASA of McLennan and Hill Counties has continued to serve abused and neglected children in McLennan and Hill Counties by providing trained community volunteers to speak up in the best interest of the children they serve.

CASA of McLennan and Hill Counties is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization governed by a volunteer board of directors, and a member of the National and Texas CASA Associations. There are more than 1,000 CASA programs nationwide and 72 CASA programs in the state of Texas.