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CASA SHaW's Response To The COVID-19/Coronavirus

The health and safety of our CASA volunteers, staff and the community we serve is our primary responsibility here at CASA of Somerset, Hunterdon and Warren Counties (CASA SHaW). After discussions with staff, our Board of Trustees and CASA of New Jersey we are taking the following steps within our nonprofit and keeping our community updated with information as we receive it during this time of uncertainty.

- Our CASA SHaW Washington office will be closed to the public until the end of March (and likely longer), but our staff will continue to be available remotely via email, text, phone and/or video.

- In-person CASA visits are suspended indefinitely. Advocates should be doing FaceTime/Skype/phone calls, etc. with their CASA kids at least once every two weeks. Weekly remote visits are best. Some of the kids are very nervous, and having regular contact can help ease their anxiety.

- Court hearings will continue as scheduled, but they will be held remotely. There is a point person identified for each county to liaise with the court for hearings.

- Our staff will be working off-site. If a staff member must go into our office, they have been mandated to wipe down common surfaces like the phone, the copier, door handle, etc. with cleaning wipes.

- Our board and staff meetings will be done by phone.

- The CASA training starting March 28th has been canceled.

- We will be implementing an online and video-based CASA Cafe in the near future.

- The Anti-Bias training scheduled for March 27th has been postponed. We will notify attendees when it has been rescheduled.

- Our annual event and fundraiser, CASAblanca, has been postponed and will now be taking place on Friday, June 26th.

Please continue to take common sense precautions - wash your hands, practice social distancing and be especially careful if you are over the age of 65 or if you have existing respiratory issues. Thank you all for your understanding and your ongoing commitment to the children we serve. We appreciate you and look forward to seeing you again very soon.


Donating Items To Our Community

The CASA SHaW office has items that we would like to donate to families and children in our tri-county community (Somerset, Hunterdon & Warren Counties).

First Night bags (for foster children)
Toiletry kits
Birthday bags and birthday boxes
Nightlights
Books
Pajamas
School supplies
Crayons and coloring books
Backpacks
Puzzles
Games
Socks

If interested in any of these items, you can either pick them up at our Washington, NJ office (150 Boulevard, Washington, NJ), or they can be delivered if you are located in one of the tri-counties. Reach out at info@casashaw.org to let us know if there is a need for any of these items.


Norwescap Service Update

For individuals in our community who service children in the Warren County region, Norwescap has provided service updates on their blog here. They will continue to update this service list as changes occur. Check back occasionally to view any and all changes.


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The U.S. Census is critical for our state and local communities. Click on the button below to learn how you can help promote the census to make sure our voices are heard within our government over the next 10 years.

Our Impact This Year

  • Percent of Children with a CASA

    100%

  • Current Active CASA Volunteers

    117

  • Case Hours Donated by CASA

    9,610

  • Percent of Children Without a CASA

    0%

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