Who We Are….



We are the Friends of CASA of Portage County

We are a 501c3 organization created for the purpose of supporting CASA (Court Appointed Special Advocates) of Portage County.


Donations go towards recruiting and training CASA volunteers appointed by the court to cases of child abuse and neglect, as well as securing resources to meet the needs of children. With the help of our community, we can provide children with opportunities to participate in camps, sports, school events, and more, bringing some much-needed normalcy to their lives.


Imagine What it Feels Like to be a Child in Foster Care

Children enter foster care through no fault of their own. And, although children are resilient, they shouldn’t have to be. Each year in Ohio, there are more than 16,000 young people who experience abuse and neglect and are in foster care. 




Last month, we recognized CASA volunteer Maxine. Her fellow CASAs consistently highlight her remarkable ability to bring structure and calmness to every situation with her warm demeanor and reassuring smile. She exemplifies the values and mission of CASA, always...


Last month, we recognized Mary, one of many amazing advocates who make a difference in the lives of children in Portage County. Mary's genuine and heartfelt approach to ensuring the child she supports feels valued, cherished, and appreciated hasn't gone unnoticed. Her...


We are pleased to announce that we have been awarded a grant from The Portage Foundation. We are thankful for their support and generosity and look forward to continue supporting the work of CASA of Portage County.