Events

Volunteer Information Session
Jan
3
6:00 PM18:00

Volunteer Information Session

Join CASA staff for a one-hour information session to learn more about becoming a volunteer advocate for children in foster care.

CASA volunteers are ordinary people – men and women, students and executives, retirees and busy professionals. What makes them special is they each give their time and hearts to make an extraordinary difference in the lives of Passiac County’s most vulnerable children.

To RSVP for this information session, call 973-832-4002 or click here

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Volunteer Information Session
Jan
5
10:00 AM10:00

Volunteer Information Session

Join CASA staff for a one-hour information session to learn more about becoming a volunteer advocate for children in foster care.

CASA volunteers are ordinary people – men and women, students and executives, retirees and busy professionals. What makes them special is they each give their time and hearts to make an extraordinary difference in the lives of Passiac County’s most vulnerable children.

To RSVP for this information session, call 973-832-4002 or click here

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Volunteer Information Session
Jan
14
6:00 PM18:00

Volunteer Information Session

Join CASA staff for a one-hour information session to learn more about becoming a volunteer advocate for children in foster care.

CASA volunteers are ordinary people – men and women, students and executives, retirees and busy professionals. What makes them special is they each give their time and hearts to make an extraordinary difference in the lives of Passiac County’s most vulnerable children.

To RSVP for this information session, call 973-832-4002 or click here

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Volunteer Information Session
Dec
12
6:00 PM18:00

Volunteer Information Session

Join CASA staff for a one-hour information session to learn more about becoming a volunteer advocate for children in foster care.

CASA volunteers are ordinary people – men and women, students and executives, retirees and busy professionals. What makes them special is they each give their time and hearts to make an extraordinary difference in the lives of Passiac County’s most vulnerable children.

To RSVP for this information session, call 973-832-4002 or click here

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Volunteer Information Session
Dec
8
10:00 AM10:00

Volunteer Information Session

Join CASA staff for a one-hour information session to learn more about becoming a volunteer advocate for children in foster care.

CASA volunteers are ordinary people – men and women, students and executives, retirees and busy professionals. What makes them special is they each give their time and hearts to make an extraordinary difference in the lives of Passiac County’s most vulnerable children.

To RSVP for this information session, call 973-832-4002 or click here

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CASA Ambassadors Training
Dec
6
5:30 PM17:30

CASA Ambassadors Training

Become an advocate for CASA within your community. Learn how to speak about CASA, develop new presentation skills, and network with other people who support the CASA mission. Help CASA speak up for more children by learning how to speak up for CASA.

Ambassadors will:

  • Represent CASA at community events

  • Help increase social media presence

  • Network with community members

  • Develop presentation and leadership skills

  • Present information sessions and educational trainings

Register here

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Volunteer Information Session
Nov
20
6:00 PM18:00

Volunteer Information Session

Join CASA staff for a one-hour information session to learn more about becoming a volunteer advocate for children in foster care.

CASA volunteers are ordinary people – men and women, students and executives, retirees and busy professionals. What makes them special is they each give their time and hearts to make an extraordinary difference in the lives of Passiac County’s most vulnerable children.

To RSVP for this information session, call 973-832-4002 or click here

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Volunteer Information Session
Nov
2
10:00 AM10:00

Volunteer Information Session

Join CASA staff for a one-hour information session to learn more about becoming a volunteer advocate for children in foster care.

CASA volunteers are ordinary people – men and women, students and executives, retirees and busy professionals. What makes them special is they each give their time and hearts to make an extraordinary difference in the lives of Passiac County’s most vulnerable children.

To RSVP for this information session, call 973-832-4002 or click here

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Volunteer Information Session
Oct
15
6:00 PM18:00

Volunteer Information Session

Join CASA staff for a one-hour information session to learn more about becoming a volunteer advocate for children in foster care.

CASA volunteers are ordinary people – men and women, students and executives, retirees and busy professionals. What makes them special is they each give their time and hearts to make an extraordinary difference in the lives of Passiac County’s most vulnerable children.

To RSVP for this information session, call 973-832-4002 or click here

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Voices for Children Gala
Sep
28
to Sep 29

Voices for Children Gala

  • Preakness Hills Country Club (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Passaic County CASA's 2nd annual Gala includes a sit-down dinner with live entertainment and inspiring stories of how CASA empowers everyday people to become effective change-makers in the lives of vulnerable children.

Champions for child welfare in Passaic County will come together to highlight the work of Honoree, Andrea Nieves, a tireless CASA advocate, volunteer, and supporter for over 9 years and someone who truly embodies the mission of our organization. 

For more information, please click here.

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First night of volunteer advocate training
Jan
29
6:00 PM18:00

First night of volunteer advocate training

First night of CASA volunteer training. The training curriculum, developed by the National CASA Association, facilitated by Passaic County CASA staff, and customized for the local geographical region, will focus on the following areas:

  • the role of the volunteer
  • the child welfare system
  • needs and development of children
  • trauma, mental health and poverty
  • professional communication
  • cultural competence
  • educational needs
  • permanency

All of these resources and tools will help prepare you to advocate for a child, or children, living in foster care. To join this training or a future one, RSVP for an information session here

 

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Last Volunteer Information Session before training starts
Jan
15
10:00 AM10:00

Last Volunteer Information Session before training starts

  • Passaic County CASA for Children (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Join CASA staff for a one-hour information session to learn more about the process of becoming a CASA volunteer, training program, roles and responsibilities.

CASA volunteers are ordinary people – men and women, students and executives, retirees and busy professionals. What makes them special is they each give their time and hearts to make an extraordinary difference in the lives of Passiac County’s most vulnerable children.

CASA will provide all of the training you need to be a powerful voice for a child’s best interest. A CASA volunteer visits with a child on a regular basis, interacts with all professionals involved in the child’s case, and makes recommendations directly to the court, ensuring the child’s best interests are heard. A CASA volunteer will address a child’s educational needs, help find a permanent home and provide the guidance and resources necessary for an independent future.

To RSVP call 973-832-4002 or click here

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Volunteer Information Session
Jan
10
6:00 PM18:00

Volunteer Information Session

Join CASA staff for a one-hour information session to learn more about the process of becoming a CASA volunteer, training program, roles and responsibilities.

CASA volunteers are ordinary people – men and women, students and executives, retirees and busy professionals. What makes them special is they each give their time and hearts to make an extraordinary difference in the lives of Passiac County’s most vulnerable children.

CASA will provide all of the training you need to be a powerful voice for a child’s best interest. A CASA volunteer visits with a child on a regular basis, interacts with all professionals involved in the child’s case, and makes recommendations directly to the court, ensuring the child’s best interests are heard. A CASA volunteer will address a child’s educational needs, help find a permanent home and provide the guidance and resources necessary for an independent future.

To RSVP call 973-832-4002 or click here

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Volunteer Information Session
Jan
4
6:00 PM18:00

Volunteer Information Session

*Only three weeks until winter volunteer training starts!*

Join CASA staff for a one-hour information session to learn more about the process of becoming a CASA volunteer, training program, roles and responsibilities.

CASA volunteers are ordinary people – men and women, students and executives, retirees and busy professionals. What makes them special is they each give their time and hearts to make an extraordinary difference in the lives of Passiac County’s most vulnerable children.

CASA will provide all of the training you need to be a powerful voice for a child’s best interest. A CASA volunteer visits with a child on a regular basis, interacts with all professionals involved in the child’s case, and makes recommendations directly to the court, ensuring the child’s best interests are heard. A CASA volunteer will address a child’s educational needs, help find a permanent home and provide the guidance and resources necessary for an independent future.

To RSVP call 973-832-4002 or click here

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Building safer, stronger communities: Addressing child abuse and neglect
Dec
18
6:00 PM18:00

Building safer, stronger communities: Addressing child abuse and neglect

Hosted by Passaic County CASA for Children and the Totowa Library

Learn about the signs and red flags for child abuse and neglect. Become familiar with New Jersey's mandatory reporting law, and how the child welfare system works. Find out how Passaic County CASA volunteers are making a difference in the lives of children who are in the child welfare system.

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Volunteer Information Session
Dec
16
10:00 AM10:00

Volunteer Information Session

Join CASA staff for a one-hour information session to learn more about the process of becoming a CASA volunteer, training program, roles and responsibilities.

CASA volunteers are ordinary people – men and women, students and executives, retirees and busy professionals. What makes them special is they each give their time and hearts to make an extraordinary difference in the lives of Passiac County’s most vulnerable children.

CASA will provide all of the training you need to be a powerful voice for a child’s best interest. A CASA volunteer visits with a child on a regular basis, interacts with all professionals involved in the child’s case, and makes recommendations directly to the court, ensuring the child’s best interests are heard. A CASA volunteer will address a child’s educational needs, help find a permanent home and provide the guidance and resources necessary for an independent future.

To RSVP call 973-832-4002 or click here

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Volunteer Information Session
Dec
11
6:00 PM18:00

Volunteer Information Session

Join CASA staff for a one-hour information session to learn more about the process of becoming a CASA volunteer, training program, roles and responsibilities.

CASA volunteers are ordinary people – men and women, students and executives, retirees and busy professionals. What makes them special is they each give their time and hearts to make an extraordinary difference in the lives of Passiac County’s most vulnerable children.

CASA will provide all of the training you need to be a powerful voice for a child’s best interest. A CASA volunteer visits with a child on a regular basis, interacts with all professionals involved in the child’s case, and makes recommendations directly to the court, ensuring the child’s best interests are heard. A CASA volunteer will address a child’s educational needs, help find a permanent home and provide the guidance and resources necessary for an independent future.

To RSVP call 973-832-4002 or click here

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Volunteer Information Session
Nov
30
6:00 PM18:00

Volunteer Information Session

Join CASA staff for a one-hour information session to learn more about the process of becoming a CASA volunteer, training program, roles and responsibilities.

CASA volunteers are ordinary people – men and women, students and executives, retirees and busy professionals. What makes them special is they each give their time and hearts to make an extraordinary difference in the lives of Passiac County’s most vulnerable children.

CASA will provide all of the training you need to be a powerful voice for a child’s best interest. A CASA volunteer visits with a child on a regular basis, interacts with all professionals involved in the child’s case, and makes recommendations directly to the court, ensuring the child’s best interests are heard. A CASA volunteer will address a child’s educational needs, help find a permanent home and provide the guidance and resources necessary for an independent future.

To RSVP call 973-832-4002 or click here

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Volunteer Information Session
Nov
18
10:00 AM10:00

Volunteer Information Session

Join CASA staff for a one-hour information session to learn more about the process of becoming a CASA volunteer, training program, roles and responsibilities.

CASA volunteers are ordinary people – men and women, students and executives, retirees and busy professionals. What makes them special is they each give their time and hearts to make an extraordinary difference in the lives of Passiac County’s most vulnerable children.

CASA will provide all of the training you need to be a powerful voice for a child’s best interest. A CASA volunteer visits with a child on a regular basis, interacts with all professionals involved in the child’s case, and makes recommendations directly to the court, ensuring the child’s best interests are heard. A CASA volunteer will address a child’s educational needs, help find a permanent home and provide the guidance and resources necessary for an independent future.

To RSVP call 973-832-4002 or click here

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CASA Ambassadors Training
Nov
16
6:00 PM18:00

CASA Ambassadors Training

Become an advocate for CASA within your community. Learn how to speak about CASA, develop new presentation skills, and network with other people who support the CASA mission. Help CASA speak up for more children by learning how to speak up for CASA.

Ambassadors will:

  • Represent CASA at community events
  • Help increase social media presence
  • Network with community members
  • Develop presentation and leadership skills
  • Present information sessions and educational trainings

Register here

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Volunteer Information Session
Nov
9
6:00 PM18:00

Volunteer Information Session

Join CASA staff for a one-hour information session to learn more about the process of becoming a CASA volunteer, training program, roles and responsibilities.

CASA volunteers are ordinary people – men and women, students and executives, retirees and busy professionals. What makes them special is they each give their time and hearts to make an extraordinary difference in the lives of Passiac County’s most vulnerable children.

CASA will provide all of the training you need to be a powerful voice for a child’s best interest. A CASA volunteer visits with a child on a regular basis, interacts with all professionals involved in the child’s case, and makes recommendations directly to the court, ensuring the child’s best interests are heard. A CASA volunteer will address a child’s educational needs, help find a permanent home and provide the guidance and resources necessary for an independent future.

To RSVP call 973-832-4002 or click here

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Volunteer Information Session
Oct
25
10:00 AM10:00

Volunteer Information Session

Join CASA staff for a one-hour information session to learn more about the process of becoming a CASA volunteer, training program, roles and responsibilities.

CASA volunteers are ordinary people – men and women, students and executives, retirees and busy professionals. What makes them special is they each give their time and hearts to make an extraordinary difference in the lives of Passiac County’s most vulnerable children.

CASA will provide all of the training you need to be a powerful voice for a child’s best interest. A CASA volunteer visits with a child on a regular basis, interacts with all professionals involved in the child’s case, and makes recommendations directly to the court, ensuring the child’s best interests are heard. A CASA volunteer will address a child’s educational needs, help find a permanent home and provide the guidance and resources necessary for an independent future.

To RSVP call 973-832-4002 or click here

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Prospective Volunteer Info Session
Jul
11
6:00 PM18:00

Prospective Volunteer Info Session

Join CASA staff for a one hour information session to learn more about the process of becoming a CASA volunteer, training program, roles and responsibilities on Tuesday, July 11 at 6pm

CASA volunteers are ordinary people – men and women, students and executives, retirees and busy professionals. What makes them special is they each give their time and hearts to make an extraordinary difference in the lives of Passiac County’s most vulnerable children.

CASA will provide all of the training you need to be a powerful voice for a child’s best interest. A CASA volunteer visits with a child on a regular basis, interacts with all professionals involved in the child’s case and makes recommendations directly to the court, ensuring the child’s best interests are heard. A CASA volunteer will address a child’s educational needs, help find a permanent home and provide the guidance and resources necessary for an independent future.

 

To RSVP Call 973-832-4002 or click here

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Prospective Volunteer Info Session
Jun
19
6:00 PM18:00

Prospective Volunteer Info Session

Join CASA staff for a one hour information session to learn more about the process of becoming a CASA volunteer, training program, roles and responsibilities on Monday, June 19 at 6pm

CASA volunteers are ordinary people – men and women, students and executives, retirees and busy professionals. What makes them special is they each give their time and hearts to make an extraordinary difference in the lives of Passiac County’s most vulnerable children.

CASA will provide all of the training you need to be a powerful voice for a child’s best interest. A CASA volunteer visits with a child on a regular basis, interacts with all professionals involved in the child’s case and makes recommendations directly to the court, ensuring the child’s best interests are heard. A CASA volunteer will address a child’s educational needs, help find a permanent home and provide the guidance and resources necessary for an independent future.

 

To RSVP Call 973-832-4002 or click here

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Get the 411~ Information Session offered on 9/20!
Sep
20
6:00 PM18:00

Get the 411~ Information Session offered on 9/20!

We are currently accepting applications for fall training scheduled to begin October 11!
Don't  miss out on your chance to train and serve as a child advocate. 

The first step to becoming a CASA volunteer is to attend one of our upcoming Informational Open Houses. The next Informational meeting will be held on 9/20 at 6:00pm for one hour. 
Please RSVP via the form or by calling our office at  973-832-4002.  Questions? Please email  Info@passaiccountycasa.org 

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CASA 3rd Annual Superhero 4 Miler and Family Fun Run
Aug
20
8:30 AM08:30

CASA 3rd Annual Superhero 4 Miler and Family Fun Run

 

Click here to check out the 2016 Superhero Run photos! 

Thank you to all our runners and sponsors who made this year's event possible! 

Grab your cape and gear up for the 2016 4 Mile Superhero Run! The 3rd annual event will be held at the Boathouse at Garret Mountain Reservation on August 20th and will feature a host of family-friendly activities, including the challenging 4 mile USATF Grand Prix Loop course, the popular family 1 mile run/walk, face painting, children's games, refreshments and entertainment. This is a can't-miss event in the heart of Passaic County's beautiful park, celebrating family and benefiting the mission of CASA.

ARE YOU READY TO RUN, WALK OR DANCE YOUR WAY AROUND THE COURSE? Download a registration form HERE or to register online, click here.

Become a Sponsor for the Superhero Run! Click here to Learn more. 

Be sure to 'Like' our Facebook page for all of the latest superhero news and updates!

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Seeds to Success Registration Link
May
24
8:30 AM08:30

Seeds to Success Registration Link

We are seeking vendors to attend for the "Vendor Fair" of the "Seeds to Sucess" day for youth aging out of the foster care system. The purpose is to display information about their organizations services which may benefit the youth now or once they are on their own in areas of education, health, housing, vocation, employment, social services, etc

 May 24, 2016 will be the 6th Annual Teens in Transition Day. This is a day jointly hosted by CASA for Children, the Passaic County Family Court and the Department for Child Protection and Permanency. Youth attending the event, age 14-21 are under the custody of the the Family Court and have "Independent Living" as their case plan. They are currently residing in various situations- some in foster homes, some in group homes, others in residential or transitional facilities. The goal of the day is to provide the youth access to services and information that will assist them in their transition to self-sufficiency when the foster care system and court are no longer involved in their life past age 18/21. The theme of this year's event is "Seeds to Success" 

Vendors should expect potentially 50 youth to attend the day. Vendors are asked to arrive at 9:00 AM. The "Resource" portion of the day will last from 9:30 am until 10:15 am. The event will take place at City Green Farm, 171 Grove St, Clifton, NJ 07013
The event will take place outdoors. All vendors must provide their own table, chairs and materials. Electricity is not available. Please dress accordingly for weather. 
In case of rain- the event will relocate to the Preakness Baptist Church- 1441 Ratzer Road, Wayne, NJ 07470. You will be notified by email and phone. 

To register as a Vendor please Click here! 

Questions or concerns? Please contact Andrea at Andrea@passaiccountycasa.org or 973-832-4002. 

 

 

 

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JGF 8th Annual Golf Outing
May
5
8:30 AM08:30

JGF 8th Annual Golf Outing

The Jessica Gelok Foundation is proud to announce the 8th Annual Golf Outing being held in memory of Jessica at Ballyowen Golf Club in Hamburg, NJ on May 5, 2016.  JGF is looking for golfers, sponsorships, raffle item donations and/or monetary donations.  Net Proceeds of the event benefit Passaic County CASA, 

The cost per person is $185.00 and includes golf, breakfast before tee time, lunch on the course, appetizers, dinner, a 2 hour open bar and a gift for each golfer.  

EVENTS
8:00am to 9:00am
Complimentary Range Balls
Free Golf Clinic
8:00am to 9:30am
Ballyowen Continental Breakfast
9:30am
Shot Gun Start
Complimentary Beer and Water on Course
Hand Rolled Cigars
Lunch at the Turn
Hamburgers/Hot Dogs/Chicken Sandwiches
19th Hole
Dinner with 2 Hour Open Bar & Appetizers
Steak and Jumbo Shrimp over Pasta
 

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