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.

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Support a Child in Need During an Online Day of Giving

CASA of the Heartland is a participating charity in the upcoming Kentucky Gives Day, an online day of giving, on Tuesday, April 18th!

On April 18th, thousands of people in our region will show support for their favorite participating nonprofit during Kentucky Gives Day.

Every donation CASA receives will be put towards our mission of recruiting, training, and supporting court-appointed volunteers to advocate on behalf of abused and neglected children in the Hardin County Family Court system. 

How you can help:

Mark Tuesday, April 18th on your calendar and add this link: (

Follow us on Facebook and Twitter and help us spread the word!

Update your social media profiles with Kentucky Gives Day downloadable materials!

Forward this email to your family and friends along with a personal note about why you support our work, and why they should give on April 18th.

Help us spread the excitement. Tell your friends, family, and network why they should donate to CASA of the Heartland this coming April 18th. We can't wait to celebrate the difference your generosity will make on Kentucky Gives Day. Stay tuned!