In lieu of gifts for Viyom's birthday, we have picked a charity: CASA of Travis County. CASA supports abused or negleted children who are in the courts system make it out of the court system into safe homes giving them a better chance to succeed in life.
For children who’ve been abused or neglected, CASA means having a home instead of feeling lost, and being a priority instead of feeling invisible.
Children with CASA volunteers are more likely to end up with their family, and according to National CASA, more likely to receive therapy, health care and education and do better in school, and less likely to be bounced from one place to another or get stuck in long-term foster care. CASA’s vision is to provide a volunteer advocate for every child in need in our community. Last year, 700 children still needed a volunteer to speak up for them.