Ensuring all children have the right to dream, thrive and grow
CASA’s ultimate goal is to move the child out of temporary placement, usually the foster care system, into a safe and permanent home. This could mean return to the parent’s care, adoption, the appointment of a legal guardian, emancipation, an independent living environment or some other permanent living arrangement that satisfies the court and fulfills the child’s needs.
CASA Foster Kid Closet
Present Executive Director, Melanie McCormick, has a simple motto: “We WILL have it on hand, and if we don’t? We’re going to go get it. CASA of Carson City continues to grow their Foster Kids’ closet to meet the demands of children in the child welfare system. It isn’t just about providing basic needs to children, it’s about having the ability to allow children to still be children. Many wonderful people from our community have donated new or gently used items so when we do have a child removed in the middle of the night, CASA is there to provide clothing, socks and shoes, blankets and a soft stuffed animal. CASA of Carson City is also always in need of new duffel bags for our foster youth and school supplies for our school-age children. Monetary donations can also go a long way in providing the necessary items needed to make a child feel comfortable and safe.