CASA for Children

Kinship House is honored to be a community partner with CASA for Children of Multnomah, Washington, & Columbia Counties. The organization generously included several of our foster children in a recent outing to hang out with the Winterhawks!

It was a fun day for foster kids from the Portland metro area to meet some of the players, get on the ice and learn how to play hockey, and then watch a game.

CASA arrived in Multnomah County in 1986 and has grown to one of the largest and longest serving CASA organizations in the nation. Under the leadership of Judge Stephen B. Herrell, the pilot was so successful; the Oregon Legislature passed a law mandating that every abused and neglected child in protective custody is entitled to the help of a CASA volunteer. In 1998, CASA of Multnomah County merged with CASA of Washington County, and with CASA of Columbia County in 2015 to become CASA for Children of Multnomah, Washington, & Columbia Counties. Today we serve Oregon’s largest group of children who are in protective custody of the court. There are over 4,000 children living in the foster care system in Multnomah, Washington, & Columbia Counties alone.

 

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