Each year we have children on our waiting list for a court appointed advocate. Each dollar donated to CASA directly impacts our ability to serve these children. As a nonprofit 501(c)(3) organization, we depend on the generosity and support of individuals to sustain and enhance our ability to help the growing number of children in need.
These metrics below show a picture of the current issues in the foster care system facing the people of Montgomery County Texas, and what CASA is doing to change that "one child at a time".
Montgomery County, 2012
Confirmed victims of child abuse
Deaths due to child abuse
Children in CPS custody
Children coming into CPS care
Children provided with Advocate
Children coming into CPS care provided with an Advocate
Help us advocate for every child!
CASA Open House - Learn about Becoming an Advocate
To learn more about becoming a CASA Child Advocate, please invite your friends and join us for an open house on Wednesday, Jun 5 from 6 to 8 pm at the Greater Conroe/Lake Conroe Area Chamber of Commerce (505 W. Davis St. in Conroe).
Light refreshments will be served and current Advocates will share how their work has impacted not only the lives of the children they serve, but their own lives as well
In Montgomery in 2012 there were 794 confirmed cases of child abuse and four children died as a result of child abuse. 40% of all child abuse in Texas happens before the child is four years old.
•Children with a CASA Advocate are half as likely to spend time in long- term foster care(over 3 years) than other foster children
•In Montgomery County, it costs $1,080 per
month to provide foster care for one child.
•It costs only $1,026 per year to provide an advocate for a foster child
In Texas last year there were 64,366 confirmed cases of child abuse or neglect (approximately half boys and half girls). Texas leads the nation in the number of child abuse fatalities. There were 870 children under the care of the state in Montgomery County in fiscal year 2012 due to child abuse or neglect. You can make a difference in the lives of children who need you the most.
For more information on how you can stop child abuse:
• Get to know your neighbors.
Develop friendly relationships with your neighbors andtheir children and grandchildren
• Make your neighborhood your extended family.
People feel better and safer when support is nearby
• Help out a family under stress
Offer to baby-sit, help with chores or run errands Suggest resources to the community such as faith community leaders, doctors, and teachers.
• Volunteer in the community. (CASA volunteer information: 936-441-5437 X209)
Northside Lexus Golf Tournament
David Trice and Northside Lexus held a perfect day of golf to benefit CASA Child Advocates of Montgomery County. This year's golf tournament was held April 9th at Carlton Wood County Club with... Read More.