Frontier CASA opens its doors, serving Gilliam and Wheeler Counties
Frontier CASA (Court Appointed Special Advocate) is excited to be serving children in foster care in Gilliam and Wheeler County. This nonprofit has combined the former two CASA programs from Gilliam County and Wheeler County. The Mission of Frontier CASA is to support and promote court appointed volunteer advocacy so every abused or neglected child in our counties currently in foster care can be safe, have a permanent home and the opportunity to thrive. Frontier CASA is a community based program and all of the volunteers, children and staff are local community members. The children served by CASA are in the dependency system of juvenile justice due to neglect and abuse and by no fault of their own. A CASA volunteer is assigned to each child and this volunteer becomes an intricate part of the child’s life. The CASA volunteer reports to the juvenile court judge recommendations for actions that are in the best interest of children who are in foster care. Current Frontier CASA Board members are: Vicki Winters, President; Brenda Snow, Treasurer; Rhonda Morrow, Secretary; Jennifer Bold and Patricia Shaw.
Candy Humphreys, Executive Director, is devoted in make this program fully supported and functional for all the families currently served and to be served. She will oversee and recruit CASA volunteers, apply for grants to sustain the program and run the day by day operations of the program. Frontier CASA joins a network of 22 other CASA programs across the state of Oregon, and nearly 1000 local CASA programs across the United States. Frontier CASA needs volunteers who want to make a lasting difference in the lives of children who have been abused or neglected.