CASA of Collin County

A nonprofit organization

$1,000 raised by 1 donor

Who We Are

CASA of Collin County is on the frontline of services for children removed from their homes and placed into the child welfare system due to abuse and neglect. With a child’s best interests and protection at the forefront, CASA of Collin County is appointed by District Court Judges as the child’s guardian ad litem or volunteer advocate and will remain with them throughout the duration of their time navigating the child welfare system. 

CASA's volunteer advocates form trusting relationships with the children assigned to them and interact with all individuals involved in their lives such as their family of origin, foster parents, CPS workers, attorneys, therapists, teachers, and others. 

Volunteer advocates are everyday heroes making extraordinary differences for children and families. Since 1991, CASA volunteer advocates have championed for the safety and well-being of each child assigned to CASA's program.  

Studies have shown that children and youth who have a CASA by their side:

  • Are more likely to find a safe and permanent home.
  • Are more likely to succeed in school.
  • Have higher levels of hope.
  • Receive a higher number of services. 
  • Are half as likely to re-enter the child welfare system. 

In 2023, CASA of Collin County served 323 children and youth. We trained and supported 198 total volunteer advocates. 

Kelsey's Story

Provide a CASA Advocate for Trafficked Youth this NTXGD

Kelsey came into care at the age of 13 when a family member began trafficking her for drug money. Covered in bruises and a black eye, she felt scared and alone with no one to turn to.

Her CASA advocate, Michelle committed to advocating for Kelsey's best interests and standing by her side. 4 years later, Michelle is still a dedicated and trusted advocate. No matter how many times Kelsey has run away, Michelle has always been the first person she calls when she needs someone. 

CASA utilized the Commercial Sexual Exploitation-Identification Tool (CSE-IT) to understand Kelsey's trauma and empower Michelle to request personalized services needed to begin Kelsey's healing journey. District court judges in Collin County now rely on CASA to administer this tool for at-risk youth in the child welfare system. 

As many as 4 out of 5 victims of child sex trafficking in the United States have spent time in the child welfare system. Many youth in the child welfare system lack strong support systems and grapple with mental health struggles as a result of their trauma, making them highly susceptible to trafficking. Resources for kids who have been trafficked are low and limited in the child welfare system. CASA volunteer advocates like Michelle stand in the gap to advocate for the right services and care for children affected by trafficking. 

Your donation to CASA of Collin County on North Texas Giving Day gives children like Kelsey the support and advocacy they need during an unspeakable time. Help CASA reach our goal of $125,000 to continue providing court-appointed advocacy for all children who need it. The first $50,000 will be matched dollar for dollar by the SRS Raise the Roof Foundation. 

We couldn't do this important work without supporters like you! 



CASA of Collin County trains and supports volunteers to serve as court-appointed advocates who provide powerful best-interest advocacy and meaningful connections for children in the child welfare system who have experienced abuse, abandonment, or neglect.


With an overburdened and overwhelmed child welfare system, CASA steps in to ensure that every child has someone they can trust and rely on. Collin County is one of the largest CASA programs in Texas that serves 100% of the children under the jurisdiction of the District Courts.

Unfortunately, CASA of Collin County will continue to exist as long as there are children who are removed from their homes due to abuse and neglect.

You can help! With your support, you are helping CASA of Collin County recruit, train, and support volunteers to advocate for the best interests of the children and youth they serve. Your generosity helps us provide a crucial service to fight for a brighter and safer future for some of the most vulnerable children in our community. Thank you!

Equity Statement

CASA of Collin County recognizes the need for all of the systems that affect children and families - our child welfare system, education system, healthcare system, criminal justice system, and others - to uplift justice and become actively anti-racist. We are committed to understanding and honoring the diversity of the children and families we serve. The unbearable pressures on vulnerable families must be swiftly and decisively transformed as part of the core work of child-serving agencies. It is by valuing and respecting the differences and varied strengths among us that we can best serve the children and, ultimately, our community.

Organization Data


Organization name

CASA of Collin County

Tax id (EIN)




Social Services

Operating Budget

$1,000,000 - $2,999,999

Counties Served


BIPOC Serving

Black or African American, Asian/Pacific Islander, Hispanic or Latinx, Native American, Other

BIPOC Leadership

Board Chair

Equity Statement

Equity Statement


101 E. Davis St
McKinney, TX 75069



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