Report Child Abuse or Neglect
In SD, Call 877-244-0864
Or Your Local Law Enforcement Department
Call 911 if a child is in immediate danger!
The Southeast CASA (Court-Appointed Special Advocates) Program, a nonprofit organization based in Yankton, SD, and serving Yankton, Clay, Bon Homme, Union, and Turner counties, provides CASA advocacy for abused and neglected children in southeastern South Dakota.
Southeast CASA is the ONLY program that provides advocacy for abused and neglected children in these counties.
We Are Looking for New Board Members!
Serve on our Board of Directors and help local children! Southeast CASA Board members ensure that CASA advocacy is possible for children in Yankton, Bon Homme, Clay, Union, and Turner counties who have experienced abuse or neglect.
Please consider applying to join the Southeast CASA Board of Directors. Your leadership and talents will benefit local kids in need of a safe, permanent home.
Call our director at 605-760-4825 to find out more about board service at Southeast CASA.
Become a CASA Volunteer
Court Appointed Special Advocates® (CASA) are community volunteers, just like you, who promote and protect the best interests of abused and neglected children.
Our CASA program belongs to a network of nearly 1,000 community-based programs in the U.S. that recruit, train and support citizen-volunteers to advocate for the best interests of abused and neglected children in courtrooms and communities.
Southeast CASA serves children in Yankton, Bon Homme, Clay, Turner, and Union counties in South Dakota.
No other program provides free child advocacy services for abused and neglected children while they are in the foster care and court systems.
The need continues. Please consider becoming a CASA volunteer.
For more information, click on the red VOLUNTEER TODAY button at the top of this page, contact firstname.lastname@example.org, or call Crystal at 605-760-1766.
CASA Diaper Depot
In our ongoing efforts to help children in the Yankton area, the Southeast CASA Program has begun the CASA Diaper Depot. It is a resource for qualifying families, so that everyone has access to a healthy change.
Go to the CASA Diaper Depot page for more information! CASA Diaper Depot Page
The Story of a CASA Child
One story exemplifies the impact that a CASA volunteer had on the decision made for a child. It is about a boy we'll call Gabe.
Gabe had three older half-siblings who had been removed from the home as children and raised by relatives, not their mother. Then along came Gabe, who struggled every day to get what he needed. You see, Gabe’s mother has a severe alcohol and drug addiction problem and often relapsed after months of sobriety. Gabe had been in foster care a couple of times when he was younger, but he was returned to his mother’s home after several months. But things never seemed to stay at a good level for very long.
Join us as we come together as a community to support children who are neglected or abused.