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Resources for CASA Advocates


Commonwealth of Pennsylvania

City of Lancaster

  • Community Action Partnership - "People helping people help themselves"
  • Clare House - Clare House serves homeless women and children by providing a temporary home in a caring environment, life skills programs and aftercare support leading to self-sufficiency.
  • Pressley Ridge - To improve the adjustment and achievement of children and youth with challenging behaviors through effective programs that focus on all aspects of their lives. To champion initiatives to improve the system of care for children/youth and their families.
  • Lancaster Freedom Center - The Lancaster Freedom Center, Inc. (LFC) provides outpatient and intensive outpatient treatment services for individuals and families suffering from chemical addictions and mental health problems.
  • The Boys & Girls Club - The Mission of Boys & Girls Club of Lancaster is to enable all young people, especially those who need us most, to become productive, caring, responsible adults.
  • Community Services Group - To promote growth and enhancement of human potential through an effective, efficient, and innovative system of care.
  • Domestic Violence Services - Domestic Violence Services of Lancaster County is a Community Action Program providing comprehensive services to victims of domestic violence.
  • YWCA - is dedicated to eliminating racism, empowering women and promoting peace, justice, freedom and dignity for all.
  • Sexual Assault Prevention & Counseling Center - The YWCA Sexual Assault Prevention and Counseling Center provides counseling and support to all past and present survivors of sexual assault, family members and significant others.
  • Spanish American Civic Association - The purpose for the Spanish American Civic Association (SACA) is to foster and perpetuate the cultural, social, and economic well-being of the Hispanic people of the City and County of Lancaster, and thereby contribute to the general well-being of the community at large.
  • T.W. Ponessa & Associates - We guide and nurture safety, wellness, and permanency for children and families.
  • Compass Mark - We continue our commitment to guide individuals and families on a journey toward lives free from substance abuse and full of promise.
  • Al-Anon/Alateen - Al-Anon is a fellowship of relatives and friends of alcoholics who share their experience, strength, and hope in order to solve their common problems. Alateen is a fellowship of young Al-Anon members, usually teenagers, whose lives have been affected by someone else's drinking.
  • PA Counseling Services - PA Counseling Services exists to help children, adults and families discover their greatness. PA Counseling provides a full range of Mental Health services and Drug and Alcohol treatment.
  • Philhaven - Philhaven offers many outpatient services, including family and individual therapy, and a wide range of support for children and adolescents ages 5 to 18, as well as their families, in a home, community, or school environment.

Child Welfare

  • Child Welfare League of America - CWLA is the nation's oldest and largest organization devoted entirely to the well-being of America's vulnerable children and their families.
  • Casey Family Programs - Casey Family Programs’ mission is to provide and improve – and ultimately prevent the need for – foster care.
  • Chapin Hall Center for Children at the University of Chicago - Policy research that benefits children, families, and their communities.
  • Pew Commission on Children in Foster Care -
  • Children’s Rights - Defending America's abused and neglected kids.
  • Annie E. Casey Foundation - The primary mission of the Foundation is to foster public policies, human service reforms, and community supports that more effectively meet the needs of today's vulnerable children and families.

Current or Former Foster Youth

  • FosterClub - National networking site for children in foster care.
  • Jim Casey Youth Opportunities Initiative - A national foundation whose mission is to help youth in foster care make successful transitions to adulthood.

Volunteer Resources

Foster Care

  • Foster Care & Adoptive Community - FCAC Offers training and information sharing between foster and adoptive families, and all other professions working with abused and neglected children.
  • National Foster Care Month - Information about the annual National Foster Care Month held each year in May. Includes media kit, success stories, and ways to get involved.
  • National Foster Parent Association - A nonprofit agency striving to support foster parents and to be a strong voice on behalf of all children.
  • American Foster Care Resources - AFCR is a nonprofit, tax-exempt corporation dedicated to the research, development, and production of informational and educational resources for and about family foster care.

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