National Foster Care Month
May 4, 2021
Did you know that in Nebraska, on any given day, there are over 3,000 children in foster care?
In recognition of National Foster Care Month, we’d like to thank our nonprofit partners who work tirelessly to help children who are in foster care. Last year we provided grant funds to many organizations that serve foster youth, including nine CASA programs across Nebraska. Each of them has a special place in our hearts for their work with foster children, including CASA for York County, who shared:
“Thanks to the generosity of the Snow-Redfern Foundation, we were able to provide a new foster family with essentials for their first placement. Some of these items included a crib mattress, a changing pad, and a baby monitor. These boys, ages 4 and 1, arrived to their foster home with next to nothing, and we are so happy we were able to help them with the items listed, as well as some toys and clothing”.
CASA 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. For many abused children, their CASA/GAL volunteer may be the one constant adult presence in their lives.
See all of our nonprofit organization grant awardees, including the CASA’s we funded, at https://www.snowredfern.org/nonprofits/
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Snow-Redfern Foundation provides financial support to nonprofit partners that offer programs and services that make a life-changing impact for kids in need. As the former Nebraska Boys Ranch, Snow-Redfern Foundation has a rich history in advocating for, protecting, and encouraging youth in need of hope and healing. Though we no longer provide direct care, our commitment to equipping young people with the skills they need to be successful and live a good life still remains.
CASA Connection: www.casaconnection.org
CASA of Northeast NE (Madison Co): www.casanortheastne.org
Dawson Gosper County CASA: www.halldawsoncasa.org/
CASA of South Central NE: www.casaofscne.org
Fillmore County CASA: www.fillmorecasa.org
Plains West CASA: www.plainswestcasa.org
Southeast Nebraska CASA: www.southeastnebraskacasa.org
CASA of South Central NE- Franklin County: www.casaofscne.org
Family Navigation Program-CASA: www.casaofscne.org