How Does Your Gift Make a Difference?

You truly DO make a difference! Because of YOUR help, the Southeast CASA Program has advocated for over 146 abused and neglected children from Yankton, Clay, and Bon Homme counties since April 2012. Without CASA’s involvement, these children would not have a voice in what happens to them. No other program focuses entirely on the best interests of the abused or neglected child. Your gift will help to provide CASA advocacy for children who are removed from their homes due to abuse or neglect. You will truly make a difference in the life of a child!

Your donation will go a long way in making sure that these kids are placed in a safe, permanent home where they will have the best chance at a brighter future. The children who had a CASA volunteer advocate attend school more regularly, are less likely to drop out of high school, are less likely to be delinquent, are less likely to become adults who depend upon welfare programs, and are less likely to raise their own children in homes of abuse or neglect. These are benefits to our entire community.

A CASA child is in the foster care and court systems for an average of 11 months. The cost to provide a CASA advocate for that child that entire time is the same as it costs for only ONE MONTH of foster care! If CASA advocacy can shorten the time that a child spends in “the system”, we are saving taxpayer dollars while ensuring that the child is in a safe, permanent home.

Your support of the Southeast CASA Program is greatly appreciated.

You Can Help An Abused or Neglected Child

You can provide a CASA volunteer for every child in Yankton, Clay and Bon Homme Counties who qualifies for one. In order to ensure that 100% of these kids has a voice in court, we need you. We know that you don’t want even one abused or neglected child to go without advocacy. Your donation to the Southeast CASA Program will help these children. They need compassionate people like you to provide them with a voice in court when decisions are made about their future. Your donation will give them the gift of hope for a brighter future.

YOU can make a difference in the lives of abused and neglected children right here in our own area.

Our Generous Sponsors in 2018

First National Bank SD

100 Women of Yankton
First Dakota National Bank
Sanford Vermillion
Wintz & Ray Funeral Home
Kappa Alpha Theta sorority of USD in Vermillion, SD
United Way & Volunteer Services of Greater Yankton
United Way of Vermillion
South Dakota CASA Commission of Pierre, SD
South Dakota Court Improvement Program of Pierre, SD
South Dakota Victims of Crime Act Program of Pierre, SD
Conkling Distributing
Vishay Dale Electronics
Modern Woodmen of America

Lions Club of Yankton

Yankton Family Dentistry

Ear, Nose, and Throat Associates

Faith United Lutheran Church, Volin

Manitou/Gehl Manufacturing

First Bank & Trust, Vermillion

Thank you for your generous support of the Southeast CASA Program. YOU are giving an abused or neglected child a CASA volunteer who will be their advocate while he or she is in foster care. CASA is the eyes and ears of the Court, and promotes the best interests of the CASA kids when decisions are made by the Court.