Boston CASA
Supporting and advocating for the
best interests of foster children and youth.


Dear Friends of Boston CASA:

At this time of year when we count our blessings, I count each of you for your generous support during this very challenging time. I am thankful for all that out CASA volunteers and our staff has done to ensure that the children, for whom we are appointed, are safe and secure. Boston CASA has doubled down on our efforts to be the eyes and ears of the court. Our volunteers have consistently visited, both in person and virtually, every child to make sure that their physical and emotional needs are being met. While many parents and students struggle with remote learning, foster parents are particularly stressed with having to care for multiple children in thier homes often without assistance. CASA volunteers have provided support to these families by tutoring children and strongly advocating for the delivery of appropriate education materials and tools.

Boston CASA’s hard work has paid off. Children can visit virtually with thier parents; volunteers are delivering care packages adn children’s medical needs are being met. Most importantly children know that their CASA has not forgotten them during this pandemic. These aree just a few of the many reasons why I am so grateful for your support and for the incredible work of our CASA volunteers and staff. I wish you and your families health and peace this Thanksgiving.

Terry Craven Executivr Director

Our heartfelt thanks to all who donated at our first virtual kickoff ! The staff of Boston CASA

We are proud to recognize our two spotlighted volunteers, Claire Lima and Suzanne Wright and to share their stories as well as those of our six outstanding CASA s of 2020: Posy, Irma, Nancy, Charissa, Meghan and Margie. To read about their amazing work click on About Us and then click Success Stories.

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We are incredibly proud to share good news in difficult times.

Congradulations to Payal Salsburg on her recognition as a “Top Women of Law” through Massachuesetts Lawyers Weekly.

This recognition celebrates the achievements of exceptional women lawyers as pioneers, educators, trailblazers and role models.

Black Lives Matter Boston CASA Statement

We were awarded a grant from the National CASA/GAL Association for Children! Learn more here…

Our Work

Since 1982, the Boston CASA Program has made a difference in the lives of abused and neglected children in our community.

Boston CASA’s (Court Appointed Special Advocates) mission is to ensure a safe and permanent home for court-involved children in Suffolk and Middlesex County who have experienced abuse and neglect.

We fulfill our mission by recruiting, training and supervising community volunteers to serve as Court Appointed Special Advocates (“CASAs”) who work to ensure that these children have safe and permanent homes.

To help to support our program, please learn about volunteer opportunities or make a donation to help protect children today.

Our Impact

Meet CASA Nancy

Nancy has been a CASA for almost 2 years. In these two years, Nancy has made a difference in the lives of the three kids…
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Thank You to Our Corporate and Foundation Supporters!

Cummings Foundation • Social Venture Partners • Cabot Family Charitable Trust • Herman and Frieda L. Miller Foundation

Clipper Ship Foundation • Mabel Louise Riley Foundation • Ludcke Foundation • Liberty Mutual Foundation

George H. and Jane A. Mifflin Memorial Fund • J.E. and Z.B. Butler Foundation • MFS Investment Management 

 John Alden Trust • Massachusetts Bar Foundation • Tufts Kappa Alpha Theta • Vertex • Tiny Tiger Foundation • Foundation for Metrowest – Youth in Philanthropy

Bushrod Campbell and Adah Hall Charity Fund • Wednesday’s Child  East Boston Savings Bank Charitable Foundation • Forest Foundation 

Helen G. Hauben Foundation • Hamilton Company Charitable Foundation • Social Innovation Forum