• CASA

    CASA/GAL volunteers are appointed by judges to watch over and advocate for abused and neglected children, to make sure they don’t get lost in the overburdened legal and social service system or languish in inappropriate group or foster homes.

CASA at UMCHS

Why CASA?

Today, the law requires that every child in foster care be appointed a CASA. The CASA acts as the voice for the child. When a child enters the child welfare system, suddenly there are many strangers in their lives. There are judges, police officers, lawyers, counselors, foster parents, and others. This child needs a voice to remind everyone that at the heart of it all, there is a child involved. There are over 200 kids in Umatilla and Morrow County that need that voice. Will you be that voice?

Resources

Contact Us

Jesus Rome
CASA Manager
502 W. Standard Ave
Hermiston, OR 97838

Call: (541) 667-6170
casa@umchs.org
Diane Shockman
CASA Coordinator
502 W. Standard Ave
Hermiston, OR 97838

Call: (541) 667-6169
dshockma@umchs.org
Tina Fox
CASA Coordinator
216 SE Fourth Street
Pendleton, OR 97801

Call: (541) 278-6292
tfox@umchs.org