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Welcome to Children's Voice: CASA, Inc.

Children's Voice: CASA, Inc. is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization, located in Douglas County, Georgia, committed to recruit, train and support citizen-volunteers to advocate for the best interests of children, who have been abused and neglected, in courtrooms and our community. We are empowered directly by the courts and provide judges the critical information they need to ensure that each child’s rights and needs are being attended to while in foster care. Court Appointed Special Advocate (CASA) volunteers stay with children until they are placed in loving permanent homes. For many children, a CASA volunteer is the only constant adult presence in their lives.

We exist to raise awareness of children in foster care and bring positive, permanent change to their lives. With your help we can make a difference. Our website furthers our mission by providing ways for you to learn more and get involved.

Thanks for visiting. We are looking forward to hearing from you. 

  • Years Serving the Community

    20

  • Trained CASA Volunteers

    386

  • Total Children Served

    807

How Doing Good Can Get Us Through Hard Times

How Doing Good Can Get Us Through Hard Times

With a pandemic waging hardship across the world for more than a year now, every person has experienced challenges, sadness and a multitude of emotions as a result. It can be difficult to find the good with so much turmoil and uncertainty surrounding everyday life. Yet in order to get through the hard times, a surprising tactic may be the ticket to finding relief: helping others.

Studies have shown that when we give a part of ourselves, we receive so much more in return. Helping others can provide a new sense of purpose that may have been dwindling as a result of the new way of life we’ve endured in 2020. So in order to breathe new life into 2021 and beyond, it’s time to look outside ourselves and focus on others. 

 

It’s Science

Researchers at Harvard have stated that having a purpose can lead to a longer life. Given the connections to happiness and an altruistic lifestyle, these findings aren’t surprising. 

That’s not the only research that’s been done linking our happiness to supporting others. Dr. Laurie Santos is a professor at Yale University who teaches one of the most popular courses of all time. Her course on the science of well-being and happiness garnered thousands of students interested in taking the class from around the world. 

One of those top insights to lead a happier life involves being kind to others, especially during the events of 2020 and now 2021. 

“Research shows that we get happiness from doing nice things for other people,” Dr. Santos said. “The people who self-report being happiest are focused on those in need—they donate more of their time and money to charity and engage in random acts of kindness.” via Newsweek

 

How to Get Involved

Volunteering with a local organization is a great way to take the first step in your journey to do good. Many organizations have pivoted their operations to offer virtual volunteering opportunities or socially distanced offerings. Start by identifying a cause that you’re passionate about and then reach out to see how you can get involved. 

Encourage random acts of kindness among your friends. Hold a competition and hold each other accountable. Start a fundraiser for an organization in your community and ask others to match your donations. The possibilities are endless with doing good and giving back. 

Focusing on others during these difficult times is a way to take your mind off of anxieties and stresses going on in your everyday life, all while providing a positive outcome for somebody else. That’s a win-win for everybody involved. 

 

Don’t forget, it’s science! Study after study shows that your sense or purpose and fulfillment, along with happiness, directly contributes to boosting your own happiness.