How You Can Help

You can help the abused and neglected children from Yankton, Clay and Bon Homme counties who are in foster care by supporting the Southeast CASA Program. CASA volunteers, trained and coached by Southeast CASA, provide free advocacy services to these children, giving them the best chance at a brighter future.

The Many Ways to Help

Become a CASA Volunteer

Every child in the foster care and family court system should have a CASA volunteer. You can help us in this quest by becoming a CASA volunteer yourself. CASA volunteering is one way where a single individual—you—can make all the difference in a child’s future. Typically, CASA volunteers spend 8-10 hours per month on their assigned case. They must be at least 21 years old, complete a 30-hour training program, pass a criminal background check, and participate in an in-depth personal interview before being sworn in by the Judge and a CASA volunteer. Contact the CASA Case Manager (605-760-1766) at the Southeast CASA Program to learn more about volunteering with CASA.

Sponsor a CASA Volunteer for a Child

The cost of training a CASA volunteer and supporting their efforts throughout the child’s case is expensive. Your generous donation of $975 ensures that an abused or neglected child in the foster care and court systems will have a dedicated and qualified CASA volunteer. All donations to Southeast CASA Program are tax-deductible.

Donate to the Southeast CASA Program

By providing the critical financial support needed by Southeast CASA, you are helping to change the lives of abused and neglected children. There are various giving levels, and all donations are appreciated. Southeast CASA Program is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization, and each donation is tax-deductible.

Donate by check: Mail your check to Southeast CASA Program to P.O. Box 7017, Yankton, SD, 57078-7017.

Donate by credit card: use the Donate button to make a secure credit card donation to Southeast CASA.

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Donate office supplies

We always have a need for copy paper, letter-sized envelopes, file folders, 2″ binders, and postage stamps.

Invite Southeast CASA to Give a Program for Your Community Organization

The Executive Director, CASA Case Manager, or a Board Member can tell your club or group about the mission and goals of the local CASA, and let attendees know how they can help the children in need. Contact the Southeast CASA Program to schedule a presentation.

Tell Others About CASA

Talk about the benefits of providing a CASA Volunteer for the abused and neglected children in your area. Encourage your local, state, and national representatives to support legislation that protects abused and neglected children.