2024 "FORE" the Kids Golf & Pickleball Classic

Edgewood Country Club, River Vale, NJ

Monday, September 30, 2024

Summer Activities Donations
pay for:

Camp fees, swimming lessons, music and
art programs, towels, sunscreen, skates, sneakers
and so much more.

You can be the voice
for a foster child

Attend an information session to find out
what our Advocates do every day.

What Bergen County CASA does

CASA (Court Appointed Special Advocates) of Bergen County is a non-profit organization that supports and promotes court-appointed volunteer advocacy for children in the foster system. CASA volunteers are committed to changing children’s stories so that any child who has experienced abuse or neglect can be safe, and have a permanent home, and the opportunity to thrive. As part of a CASA’s work to secure the services and assistance these vulnerable children need, we train and supervise volunteers who are called to advocate for their best interests.

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Juneteenth is a day to commemorate the end of slavery in the United States and celebrate the freedom and resilience of the African American community. We proudly support the spirit of Juneteenth, a day of remembrance, reflection, and celebration.

Lucy & Backpacks

Summer Backpack Drive

Bergen CASA is thrilled to announce that we have kicked off our summer backpack and supply drive! We started with a wonderful donation of 50, fully stocked backpacks, from the Jewish Federation of Northern New Jersey! What made this more special was meeting with the caring group of teenagers who were stuffing the backpacks with binders, notebooks, pencils, pens, rulers, and even socks. They were eager to hear about the children and families who will receive the donations – and also learn about Bergen CASA’s advocacy. We are so grateful and send our thanks to everyone who participated in making this invaluable donation happen. We can already envision the smiles on the faces of the kids receiving these bright and happy backpacks!

Court Appointed Special Advocates volunteer to help children at risk

Like all children, LGBTQ+ youth both need and deserve a safe, stable environment where they can express themselves and learn skills to thrive as healthy adults.
Help us help them achieve their goals.

Want to do more? Become a CASA.

“CASA volunteers play a unique role on behalf of some of our most vulnerable children.
Their commitment, vigilance and persistence offer hope where there has been little.”
– Marian Wright Edelman, Founder of the Children’s Defense Fund

What is a CASA?

CASA Advocate volunteers work one-on-one with children in foster care, and give these vulnerable children a voice by advocating for their best interests. As a CASA volunteer, you will collaborate with professionals from different fields to ensure judges have the facts they need to make informed decisions. If you are interested in helping to change a child’s story for the better, we would like to hear from you.

Our impact

The human and financial resources behind CASA of Bergen County (Bergen CASA) help turn around hundreds of young lives every year. Our impact is seen every day, in the many thousands of hours our advocates donate to their cases. Our non-profit organization leads the continued growth and development of a nationwide network of CASA programs that recruit, train and support volunteers.

Donated advocate hours

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Children reunified or adopted

%

Recommendations accepted by the courts

Source: Bergen CASA 2017 to 2023 Annual Reports

Court Appointed Special Advocates volunteer to help children at risk. Donate to CASA.

Donate to help kids

There are many ways to support our programs that benefit the children we help. You may make a one-time or recurring monetary donation, work with your employer to establish a matching grant program, or become a corporate sponsor. The funds help us fulfill our mission and make the greatest impact possible for foster children from our Bergen County communities.

Thank you to our sponsors

Kundert Volvo
Fidelis Group LLC
Columbia Bank Foundation
Blue Foundry Bank
Blue Foundry Bank
Provident Bank
PSEG Foundation sponsors Bergen CASA's efforts
Bergen County Players