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CASA Campaign for the Future

Why a CASA Training & Connection Center?

There are more than 450 children in foster care every night in Jasper County. In 2019, Jasper County CASA was founded with a vision for An Advocate for Every Child by 2024. We have 70 trained volunteers supporting over 150 foster children, and will continue this growth – in our own permanent location – until our vision is achieved.

Establishing the CASA Training & Connection Center will provide permanency for our program and the children we serve. Nearly all children served by Jasper County CASA have endured some form of trauma that impacts their sense of safety, and many have never experienced the warmth of an inviting home environment. Constant crisis thwarts dreams of a future, but in the new CASA center, children will be surrounded by safety, consistency and support so their dreams are nurtured and encouraged. Advocates appointed to older youth will have a place to teach teens key life skills such as cooking and studying. Advocates working with younger children will have both indoor and outdoor spaces to play and learn.

The Center will provide:

  • Visible, positive symbol that Jasper County cares for its kids
  • Consistent, centralized location
  • 4,500 square feet of meeting/play/learning areas and offices
  • Safe and secure gathering place for advocates and their court-appointed children
  • Space for training and ongoing support
  • Outdoor playground for up to 10 children
  • Ample space – sitting on one acre on east 20th Street, purchased from the Joplin Redevelopment Corporation
  • Increased community visibility and volunteer recruitment

Your investment means a brighter future for Jasper County kids.

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“I trusted my CASA. She was the only face I recognized after every move.”

Ashley

Formerly in Foster Care

CASA Campaign for the Future

The Project: $1 Million

Constructing and furnishing the Jasper County CASA Training and Connection Center will create a comfortable, safe and welcoming space for CASA volunteers, staff, and the kids they serve. The total cost of the project is $1,000,000. As of May 1, 2021, the CASA Board, Staff and Campaign Committee have raised nearly $500,000 toward the project.

The Need: $500,000

Lead Gifts

(as of May 1, 2021)

$100,000 AND ABOVE
STEADLEY MEMORIAL TRUST
THE SUNDERLAND FOUNDATION
MR. & MRS. FELIX WRIGHT

$3,000-$25,000
BRAMLAGE-WILLCOXON FAMILY FOUNDATION
THE CURCHIN FAMILY
RICK & THERESA KENNEY
STEVE & DEBI KOELKEBECK
DR. STEPHEN & TAMI MENKE
NEILS & SHERI MOSSBECK
MARK & TAMMY SWAB
WR CORLEY MEMORIAL TRUST

IN-KIND
ANDERSON ENGINEERING
SCHUBER-MITCHELL HOMES

Support Jasper County CASA with a donation.

Your donation gives a child who has experienced abuse and neglect a powerful voice in court, at school, and in our community. Your donation paves the way for CASA to recruit, train, and support volunteers.

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Personal Info

Donation Total: $25.00

Interested in learning more about Jasper County CASA?

Please visit our Contact Information page HERE, or fill out and submit the form below to have someone reach out to you soon. Thanks!