Creating Better Futures For Foster Children

The CASA Council of Mohave County is a 501 (c) (3) non-profit organization that believes that foster children need and deserve what any child needs; opportunity. The opportunity to play sports, take music, enjoy swimming or dance lessons. The opportunity to get assistance if they fall behind in school. The opportunity to go to summer camp. In short, the opportunity to be a child. Unfortunately, through no fault on their part, foster children are often placed into circumstances where funds are not always available to help them get the opportunities they need.
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We support the foster children of Mohave county by providing funds to allow children to have access to:

Equine Therapy
Sports Fees and Equipment
​Computers
Tutoring
Summer Camps
Music Lessons and Instruments
Martial Arts Classes
Dance Lessons
Art Classes

These opportunities are funded through donations from caring and generous people just like you. All donations are tax deductible.

We would like to thank everyone who participated in the Back to School Carnival in Kingman, Bullhead City and Lake Havasu City. This event was prepared with the intent to provide foster children of Mohave County a safe and fun way to open up the school year with a new backpack and school supplies.  Thank you all for helping to make a difference in the lives of Mohave County Foster Children.  

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“Dollar For Dollar” Tax Deductible Donations
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Our Story

In 2008 a group of CASAs (Court Appointed Special Advocates) realized that the foster children they served had many needs that couldn’t be met because funding wasn’t available. Through their dedicated efforts to better serve foster children the CASA Council of Mohave County was formed.
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Our Mission

The CASA Council of Mohave County strives to enhance the lives of dependent children through advocacy and fulfillment of their unmet needs by helping to provide funding for a variety of essentials which promote self esteem and enrich the lives of Mohave County dependent children and all qualifying and Independent Living young adults.
What Is A Casa?
A Court Appointed Special Advocate (CASA) is a volunteer appointed by a judge to recommend the best possible outcome for an abused or neglected child. Whether this means helping to make a connection with adoptive parents or safely reuniting the child with parents or relatives, the ultimate goal of the CASA volunteer is to help ensure that every one of these children can live in a safe permanent home.

What Do CASAs Do?

CASA volunteers review records, research information and talk to everyone involved; social workers, attorneys, judges, parents, teachers, family members and, of course, the children themselves.

The CASA volunteer then presents their recommendation to the court as to what they feel is in the best interest of the child. Judges rely heavily on this information to make an informed decision on the child’s future.

CASA is the only organization that empowers everyday citizens as appointed officers of the court.

What Is Required?

You simply need to have a commitment to children’s rights, a sense of social responsibility, effective oral and written communication skills, and the ability to work with people of diverse backgrounds. ​No specific educational or professional background is required.

The CASA program welcomes volunteers from all cultures, professions, ethnic and educational backgrounds.

How Much Time Is Needed?

As little as 10 hours a month will make a direct impact on a child’s life and future.

Become a CASA volunteer and be rewarded with some of the most powerful and fulfilling experiences of your life.

Request For Funds

Please Note: The child you are requesting funds for must be adjudicated dependent in Mohave County and all requests for funds must be pre-approved by the CASA Council.  If you are requesting a clothing allowance, please make sure you have first checked with the DCS Case Manager to see if there are funds available. If not, proceed with your request to CASA Council. If you are awarded funds you must provide a receipt for the goods or services purchased with those funds to the CASA Council.  NO receipts  means NO further request. Additionally, per form, please only submit your request and details for one child.

Events
Upcoming Events

10th Annual CASA Council Charity Golf Tournament which is on October 12, 2019

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CASA Council Board Annual Meeting and Elections

CASA Council Board Meeting on September 25th from 6:00 to 8:00 at the White Cliff’s Senior Living. 3600 Peterson Road, Kingman, AZ 86409

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CASA Council Board Meeting

When: May 16, 2017 6:00 PM

Where: 500 N. Lake Havasu Avenue

Suite B-100

Lake Havasu City, AZ

CASA Appreciation Luncheon

When: May 25, 2017 11:30 AM

Where: Garlic Clove Restaurant

509 Beale Street, Kingman

​CASA Council Board Meeting

When: July 19, 2017 6:00 PM

Where: To Be Determined

Kingman DCS

Back to School Carnival

When: July 22, 2017 11:00 AM – 2:00 PM

Where: Cerbat Elementary School

2689 Jagerson Avenue

Info Email: Amanda.Runkel@AZDCS.GOV

Contact Us

Phone

Executive Director

928-278-2100

President

530-632-5567

Fax

928-692-9677

Mailing

PO Box 6605, Kingman AZ 86402