“We flip ‘em, you catch ‘em!” The Friends of CASA of Delaware and Union Counties invites everyone to celebrate CASA’s first year in Union County with an all-you-can eat pancake breakfast fundraiser.
The pancake breakfast will be on Saturday, May 20 from 8-11:00 a.m. at the Burnside Family Life Center of First United Methodist Church, 207 S. Court Street, in Marysville.
Tickets can be purchased at the door for $7 for adults ($2 for children under 4). There will be plenty of pancakes, syrup, sausage, coffee and orange juice.
Court appointed special advocates (CASAs) are trained community volunteers appointed by the court to advocate for child victims of abuse and neglect. The CASA program recruits, screens, trains and supports the volunteers. Children with a CASA are more likely to find a safe, permanent home and get more help and services while in the juvenile court system.
The Delaware County CASA program was established in 1984 and expanded into Union County in March 2016. Within its first year of existence Union County volunteers provided advocacy and assistance to 38 children. Overall, there were 25 volunteers in Delaware County and nine in Union County last year, working with over 148 children, a news release states.
According to Judge David Hejmanowski of the Delaware County Probate and Juvenile Court, “CASA has been a remarkably valuable addition to our Court. Our CASA volunteers and staff have provided information that has been an extremely valuable addition to our court and we are looking forward to having a CASA in every one of our cases.”
The first CASA program was established in King County, Washington in 1977. Today there are nearly 1,000 CASA programs across the United States.
To learn more about CASA, visit www.casadelco.org or contact Executive Director Tammy Matias at 740-833-2634.
The Friends of CASA of Delaware and Union Counties is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization that supports the Delaware and Union County CASA program through fundraising and community awareness events.