FREEHOLD, NJ – CASA for Children of Monmouth County was named as one of four recipients of the Impact 100 Jersey Coast’s 2019 high-impact grants of $110,000. CASA of Monmouth County is the sole organization in Monmouth County authorized by the court to provide advocacy service for foster children, and to train community volunteers to undertake independent case investigations and court advocacy for abused and neglected foster children. The grant will enable CASA of Monmouth County to expand our services in order to train at least 50-60 new volunteers and assign at least 110 never before served kids to a CASA volunteer.
The Impact 100 group awards grants of at least $100,000 to organizations for transformational change that can have a significant impact on the Monmouth County community. The 440 members cast their votes at the annual meeting after listening to presentations from five finalists.
“We’re thrilled to receive this funding in order to help us accomplish our mission of providing trained advocates to children in the foster care system,” said Cynthia Van Brunt, Executive Director of CASA for Children of Monmouth County. “Our organization exists because of partnerships with organizations like Impact 100 Jersey Coast, which remain committed to our initiatives regardless of economic climate.”
About CASA for Children of Monmouth County:
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CASA for children of Monmouth County is a non-profit charitable organization founded in 2004 which works through professionally trained and supervised volunteers to promote the welfare of children in foster care. Our mission is to help children have a more stable foster care experience and achieve permanency. In Monmouth County alone there are nearly 450 children who are victims of abuse and neglect. Please visit us at www.casaofmonmouth.org.
About Impact 100 Jersey Coast:
Impact 100 Jersey Coast unites women to make a lasting impact by collectively funding transformative grants in the Jersey Coast region. Combining not only the charitable dollars but the experience and energy of a diverse group of local women, Impact 100 Jersey Coast is a unique coalition and a powerful force for change in our community. Please visit us at www.impact100jerseycoast.org.