Savannah/Chatham CASA is on mission to pair every foster child with volunteer advocate

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When Kate Blair took on the role of executive director at Savannah/Chatham Court-Appointed Special Advocates (CASA) three years ago, only 38 percent of Chatham County’s more than 300 foster children had been assigned adult volunteers to counsel and advocate on their behalf within the court system.

Today, 93 percent of the county’s foster children have been paired with CASA’s 170 volunteers – and Blair expects the nonprofit to serve all 340 children by year’s end.

Georgia CASA, the statewide nonprofit that oversees the 45 local and regional affiliate programs, took note of this remarkable turnaround and honored the Savannah/Chatham office with its 2021 Established Program Award for Excellence at its annual conference in August.

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