January 5, 2016

It’s a voice for abused and neglected children, and for the second time, CASA of Yellowstone County is recognized for its efforts in the courtroom to help local children.

CASA’s advocacy is done solely through the efforts of volunteers.

Since 2008, Western Security Bank Hands of Hope program has been lending a helping hand to non-profits in Yellowstone County.

CASA is just one of four 2015 finalists chosen by Western Security Bank for a $10,000 grant. Other finalists include Big Brothers Big Sisters, Big Sky Senior Services and Family Service.

Executive Director of CASA, Cass Staton said the funds will help recruit, train, and support more volunteers.

“It’s just a great honor for us because it really speaks to what we’re able to do for the community as a whole. I truly believe that an investment in children in our community is one of the best investments that we can make, and Western Security Bank is doing that with their funds and with their marketing to help us continue to do that for foster children in our community who need our support.”

Around 100 volunteers spoke in court on behalf of more than 300 children last year.

Staton said there are hundreds of children currently in Yellowstone County who need a CASA volunteer and don’t have one.

If you are interested in becoming a CASA volunteer, or just want to learn more about what the organization does, call (406) 259-1233 or click here for information.