CASA For Clermont Kids: Essential Work Continues During Highly Challenging Times
Although this has been an unprecedented year for all of us, I want to say thank you. I want to personally thank you for your generous support of CASA for Clermont Kids. I hope you will continue to support us by making a gift this holiday season to change a child’s story.
With the onset of COVID-19, no one could have imagined the dramatic changes to which we would all have to adapt. Some might say this has been the most isolating time in our history.
During the pandemic, families have been quarantined and separated for months from their loved ones in an effort to stay healthy. Imagine what it’s been like for thousands of children across Ohio and hundreds in Clermont County who were removed from their homes and placed in foster care during that time. Picture over 10,000 children across Ohio having to relocate to a new home, new school, attend courtroom hearings with a revolving door of adults—all while coping with the trauma of abuse or neglect.
So many things have changed. But one thing that hasn’t changed is the difference that a CASA for Clermont Kids volunteer makes in the life of a child. Our program and nearly 50 volunteers have seen first-hand the pandemic’s impact on the over 160 children and families we served this year. This includes the disruption of children’s support networks and the suspension of critically important services like visitation with family, therapy and special education services.
Our program staff and volunteers have been able to pivot to serve children and families in a different way. They continue to recruit, provide online training, and hold virtually and socially-distanced swearing-in ceremonies for new volunteers. Staff and volunteers are also providing socially distant advocacy—Facetiming, texting, Zooming and “visiting” from the safety of the sidewalk. By being that caring consistent adult, these volunteers have been the certainty in uncertain times for the children we serve. The determination of our staff and volunteers has truly inspired me and our Presiding Judge, and I hope it inspires you.
Next year holds the promise of endless possibilities for all of us. We are very hopeful for a brighter year and a return to a routine —one that includes being connected with our friends and loved ones again. Our volunteers are resilient, tenacious, and committed to supporting the lives of the children we serve. Regardless of what next year brings, I know that your help, our staff and volunteers, are equipped to meet the challenges.
To change a child’s story, donate below today and help us continue our essential work.
Executive Director, CASA for Clermont Kids
Any gift helps us support and supervise volunteers in the field.
To sponsor a training class of new volunteers: $2,000
To sponsor a new volunteer for the first year of a case: $1,500
To sponsor our reporting software licensing for a year: $1,100
To help offset volunteer gas expenses for long distance visits: $100
Consider a monthly gift and help all year long.
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