"To give a child a CASA is to give them a voice.
To give them a voice is to give them hope.
And to give them hope is to give them the world.
I believe that with all my heart."
Former foster youth
Voices for Children incorporates the Court Appointed Special Advocate® programs for St. Louis city and county. Voices for Children is an accredited member of the National CASA Association and one of over 1,000 CASA programs nationwide.
CASA advocates are sworn officers of the court charged with advocating for the best interests of child victims of abuse and neglect. They ensure that the child – the person with the most to gain or lose and typically the least power in a care and protection court proceeding – has a powerful voice. A voice in critical decisions that will impact his or her life immediately and long into the future.
Today, there are over 1,500 St. Louis children in foster care. Our CASA advocates speak on behalf of over 400 of these children – many more are waiting for a CASA advocate.
Voices matches each CASA advocate with a skilled child advocacy professional, maximizing the difference each volunteer can make.
While working toward a safe, permanent home, Voices’ teams of advocates expedite vital health, mental health and education services for each child they represent.