Welcome to CASA of the Heartland

Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA) of the Heartland is a non-profit child advocacy organization based in Elizabethtown, KY, that serves all of Hardin County and Fort Knox.

The CASA staff recruits, trains, and supports a network of volunteers, who are court-appointed to act as advocates for abused and neglected children under the protection of the Hardin County Family Court. CASA volunteers are appointed to specific cases on which Family Court Judges would like an “extra set of eyes and ears.”

CASA volunteers watch over and advocate for abused and neglected children. They make sure the children don’t get lost in the overburdened legal and social service systems, or languish in inappropriate group or foster homes. A CASA volunteer stays with a case until it is closed, and the child to whom they are appointed is placed in a safe, permanent home. For many abused children a CASA volunteer will be the one constant adult presence in their lives—an adult who is dedicated to watching out for them and who advocates for their best interest alone.



News & Events

Informational Evening and Volunteer Training Set for January 2017!
CASA of the Heartland is excited to announce the dates for our first Informational Evening and Volunteer Training of 2017.  Begin the new year choosing to serve as a CASA Volunteer Advocate for abused and neglected children under the protection of the Hardin County Family Court.
 
Join CASA of the Heartland at United Way of Central Kentucky on Tuesday, January 10th to learn how you can help a child who has been abused or neglected.  Family Court Judge Pamela Addington will serve as the guest speaker. 
 
Training will be held at The News-Enterprise on 408 West Dixie Avenue in Elizabethtown beginning Tuesday, January 24th and ending on Saturday, February 4th with light refreshments provided.  If you are not able to attend this training, or have other training conflicts, please feel free to contact us.  You must be 21 years of age or older to be a CASA volunteer advocate.
 
There are over 50 children on the waiting list for a CASA volunteer, a consistent person in their lives, someone to advocate for their needs and best interests.  Will that person be you? 
 
Please contact CASA of the Heartland at 270-982-2272, 270-982-2274, or heartlandcasa@gmail.com to RSVP for the Informational Evening, sign up for training, need more information, or have any questions.
 
Be For the Child Today!