CASA Works, Inc. is dedicated to recruiting and training volunteers to advocate on behalf of abused and neglected children in juvenile court proceedings to ensure that every child has the right to the safe embrace of a loving family.
Upon appointment by the judge, a CASA Volunteer (Court Appointed Special Advocate) has the authority to talk to anyone with knowledge of the child and is asked to submit an objective, comprehensive report with recommendations for what is in the best interest of the child. CASA Works, Inc. currently serves children in Bedford, Coffee, and Franklin counties. The Baptist Healing Trust grant of $16,300 will be used to fund a portion of the salary for the volunteer supervisor.
Recipients of the Baptist Healing Trust contributions include non-profit organizations from all over Middle Tennessee working to create access to quality, compassionate health services for the community's most vulnerable. This year's grants bring the collective grant making of the Baptist Healing Trust to over $57 million since 2002. The Baptist Healing Trust was created when Baptist Hospital in Nashville sold to St. Thomas Health Services, a ministry of Ascension Health in St. Louis, Missouri.
For more information, contact CASA Works, Inc., Lynne Farrar, Executive Director, (931) 639-9750.