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YWCA Clark County announces fund drive

The Columbian
Published: July 10, 2019, 5:57am

YWCA Clark County has announced a fund drive to support its CASA program.

The social services organization hopes to raise $120,000 by Aug. 31, according to a news release. Funds would go toward two staff positions with a future intention of expanding CASA’s volunteer base from 137 people to 200, the news release said.

The need for funding came after a federal grant expired, according to the news release. So far, the 11-member YWCA Board of Directors has contributed nearly $15,000 total.

CASA, short for Court Appointed Special Advocate, is a 35-year-old program that features trained volunteers appointed by the court to advocate for abused or neglected children. The program served 835 children in 2018.