Welcome to CASA

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 Our Purpose and How it Works

We believe that every child in our community deserves the fundamental right to grow up in a safe and loving environment. Therefore, our purpose is to ensure that every abused and neglected child that ends up in foster care in El Dorado County, through no fault of their own, has that same opportunity.

Studies conducted by the Department of Justice have shown that when CASA child advocates are involved in the life of a foster child:

  • More support: The children receive more services to help them recover
  • Shorter stays in foster care: Half as likely to be in “long-term” foster care
  • Better recidivism rates: Children who have a CASA advocate are 50% less likely to end up back in the child welfare system once they exist out

If you share our core belief that every child deserves the right to a safe and permanent home, please consider helping us in whatever way you are called to do so. 


Announcing FALL Advocate Classes!

Helping Kids Who Need it Most

Volunteer Opportunity 

Have you ever considered becoming a child advocate for CASA? Is this the right volunteer opportunity for you?

Our volunteer child advocates provide a voice for abused and neglected children and come from all walks of life, with a variety of backgrounds and interests; a full half of them are employed full-time. The primary requirement is a passion for serving children in need and the commitment to doing so.

Our next series of advocate classes are beginning this January in Placerville and April in South Lake Tahoe. If you are interested in exploring this challenging and rewarding volunteer opportunity, please call us to learn more about what it takes to be a child advocate:

To find out more, please call Michelle at 530-622-9882 or email her at michelle@casaeldorado.org



Special Thank You - Partner Program

 CASA El Dorado would like to thank the clubs, foundations and businesses that help make a difference in the lives of abused and neglected children in our county through a partnership with CASA El Dorado:

  • Selina & Ken Kostelnik
  • Sharon Morrison
  • Gael Barsotti
  • Dr. James & Mrs. Tarwater
  • John & Alexis Wenstrup
  • Joanne Stockman
  • Cherie & Brad Dillon
  • Deborah & Anthony Lomando
  • Suzanne Listar
  • South Lake Tahoe Rotary Club
  • Correy & Patti Couch
  • Afsheen & Tara Mostofi
  • Karen & Brian Conant
  • Dr. Daniel & Liz Norman
  • Diane & Joe Imbach
  • Katy & Don Peek
  • Anne & George Eckert
  • Kiwanis Club of South Lake Tahoe
  • Jean & Thomas Makris
  • Dr. Steve & Barbara Banner
  • William Fuser & Lois Patrick
  • South lake Tahoe Rotary Club
  • Stella & Berto Berti
  • Katey Kennedy & Marc Van Den Berg
  • Christy & Vern Jones
  • Raymond Sidney
  • Jim Ellsworth & Mary Dedrick
  • Joyce & David Pratt
  • Soroptimist Int'l South Lake Tahoe
  • Dena & Dick Schwarte
  • Greg & Karen Poth
  • Janice Kennedy
  • Ron & Kelly Briggs
  • South Lake Tahoe Optimist Club

"Give Where You Live" APRIL 23, 2015!!!

What is it: We are excited to help kick off the second annual “Give Where You Live” campaign in El Dorado County. We are proud to be one of 70 nonprofits in El Dorado County participating in this county wide effort, led by the El Dorado Community Foundation.

When is it: This year the day is April 23rd and we are pleased to announce that this year Mr. Gary Lardy has graciously agreed to match your donations, dollar for dollar, up to $10,000. Please consider taking advantage of this amazing opportunity to double the impact of your donation. Please help us get over 100 kids off the wait list and into the life of a CASA Advocate.

How to give: You can send in a check at any time prior to April 23rd at: CASA El Dorado, 347 Main Street, Placerville, CA 95667. Please be sure to mark it with “Give where you live” so that your donation will be doubled. Alternatively you can give online during April 23rd, up till midnight, by simply clicking here