CASA's programs offer services to meet
the changing needs of the community, and avoid duplication of the work done
by other agencies. We work with other agencies to better serve our
aging and homebound population.
Can you help? We
desperately need donations of staples and canned goods for CASA's Reach Services
Food Pantry. We are out of funds and are totally relying on donations to have
food on the shelves to distribute to needy families. The food pantry serves
approximately 400 families a month.
Presently, CASA's efforts are focused
on the following areas:
Volunteers provide access to areas
inside and outside of clients' homes, and improve basic living conditions by
doing minor home repairs, painting, chores, building wheelchair ramps, and
installing grab bars and handrails to help prevent falls.
Our ramps follow
ADA (Americans with Disabilities Act) guidelines and are made from
pressure-treated lumber. We also build "oversized stairs," steps for
clients using a walker.
Volunteers provide transportation for elderly and homebound clients to needed medical appointments.
Volunteers may transport clients to a
shopping facility and assist them in making purchases, or in the case of a
homebound person, shop from a list prepared by the client.
Volunteers put plastic on windows and
add weather stripping to doors. Air conditioners, fans, and electric space
heaters are given to qualified clients.
Volunteers make a daily call to a homebound person to
check on their welfare and offer a friendly ear.
Other services such as: Medication
management, personal care, nutrition, homemaking, and respite care are
provided under certain circumstances.
Reach provides, food, used furniture,
toiletries, and household items to families in need. It also helps with
prescriptions and gas to medical treatments outside of the county. CASA
accepts donations of these items during regular working hours.
The "Safety Net" program promotes wellness and safety to seniors with home visits by trained volunteers. Health & safety conditions are assessed. An information packet with emergency and other information is left with the client. If unsafe conditions are noted, CASA volunteers do repairs or install items needed for safety.
A friendly visit makes everyone feel good.