Child Advocates - CASA of Silicon Valley
Child Advocates is one of the leading nonprofit organizations serving children who have experienced abuse and neglect in Santa Clara County. Each of the agency's highly trained volunteers is matched one-to-one with a child, and acts as a mentor, advocate, and caring friend. Most of the children served by Child Advocates have been removed from the only home they've known and placed in foster homes or institutions. The Advocates' primary responsibility is to speak for the child's best interests in court, helping to ensure that he will live in a safe and loving environment. Child Advocates has served thousands of children and youth since its founding in 1986. It is one of the largest affiliates of CASA, the National Court Appointed Special Advocates program.
The overall mission of Child Advocates is to provide stability and hope to abused and neglected children by being a powerful voice in their lives.