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.
Because of you, every qualifying child in our service area has received a CASA advocate. The need continues during the Coronavirus pandemic.
For more information, contact firstname.lastname@example.org, or call 605-760-4825.
CASA Diaper Depot: New in Yankton, SD
In our ongoing efforts to help children, the Southeast CASA Program has begun the CASA Diaper Depot. It is a resource for qualifying families, so that everyone has access to a health change.
Go to the CASA Diaper Depot page for more information! CASA Diaper Depot Page
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.
Your support is needed to ensure that every child who needs a CASA advocate will have one.
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.