Friends of CASA,
As we continue through uncertain times, CASA of Collin County’s primary concern is the health and safety of our volunteers, staff, children, families, and the community we serve. Following the recommendations of the CDC, court orders, and local elected officials, CASA staff and advocates are delivering services remotely and remain mission focused as we all continue to advocate for the vulnerable children in Collin County.
Due to social distancing and school closures, children have lost connections to their teachers, neighbors, and friends – the people who usually have eyes on them. This can very quickly turn into a dangerous and devastating situation for many children. Since March 16, sixteen children in Collin County have been removed from their homes due to abuse or neglect.
Unfortunately, we know this number will increase due to the added stresses placed on families that may have lost their income, childcare, access to resources, and could also be struggling with health concerns. Our dedicated team of staff and advocates are working around the clock to put eyes on these children. Our primary concern is their safety and well-being and we will do everything in our power to continue to protect the most vulnerable among us.
Each of us has a role to play in the protection of children in our community. During this time, we will continue to need your support to serve every child that is removed from their home due to abuse and neglect and to provide emergency resources to the children in care. We want you to know that we are here and not going anywhere. Through these unprecedented times, we will continue to provide a voice and fight for the vulnerable children in Collin County.
Thinking of you all,
Ways to Support
Many of you have asked how you can help during this time and we couldn’t be more grateful. Thank you for continuing to support our mission.
Purchase Gift Cards for Emergency Supplies
Gift cards will be used, as needs arise, for emergency supplies for the children and families served by CASA. This could include food, diapers, wipes, toilet paper, school supplies, and more.
If you’d like to purchase electronic gift cards, please see the recommended stores below and email them to Jasmine at JGreeson@CASAofCollinCounty.org .
If You See Something, Say Something
If you suspect a child is being abused or neglected, please contact the Texas Department of Family and Protective Services toll-free at 1-800-252-5400, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.