CASA of Southwest Idaho

Protecting children. Serving communities. Empowering volunteers.

We are an independent non-profit organization who represents the best interests of children in Foster Care. We train, mentor, and support our volunteer CASAs (Court Appointed Special Advocates) who serve as advocates for these vulnerable children. Our goal is for these children to thrive in safe, nurturing, and permanent homes.

We serve Idaho in Adams, Washington, Payette, Gem, Owyhee, and Canyon counties.

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CASA of Southwest Idaho at a glance

A voice for the voiceless

Our Volunteer Advocates are mentored and supported by our awesome Advocate Coordinators. With their guidance, Advocates give 5-8 hours of their time each month to investigate their assigned children's circumstances, and present a thorough report at each Foster Care hearing. Our Advocates are the only party in the case whose sole responsibility is to speak on behalf of the children's best interests.

Judge Robert Brutinel


“The one constant I see in children’s lives is the CASA/GAL Volunteer. I thank them for all the things they have taught me about being a better judge and about being a better human being.”



Local foster children need you.

While we do take on every case that our counties' judges assign to us, there are still about 300+ foster children every year that go without representation. Which sucks. We need to raise an additional $300,000 annually in order to proactively reach these children, and we are relying on you, our community's heroes, to bridge the gap. Will you become one of our monthly donors, and change a child's life?

  • Champion

    Every month
    Donate $1 a day to keep a foster child safe.
  • Most Popular


    Every month
    Fully fund the advocacy of one child in Foster Care.
  • Caretaker

    Every month
    Be there for these children. Even when no one else is.

Whether you can give $5 or $500 today, we appreciate your help more than you know. Our community's foster children have a much higher chance to thrive, thanks to you!