Maryland CASA

CASA of Baltimore County, Inc.

305 W. Chesapeake Avenue, Suite 117
Towson, MD 21204

Phone: (410) 828-0515
Fax: (410) 828-0517
Web: http://www.casabaltco.org/

Who is CASA of Baltimore County?

Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASAs) provide individual advocacy for children in foster care who have been abused, neglected or abandoned. Our goal is to help ensure that children receive all the services they need and to recommend to the court the best outcome for each child—a safe, loving, permanent home. Today over 600 children in Baltimore County are in foster care. CASA of Baltimore County currently serves about one third of those.

A Message from the Director:

Thank you for your interest in CASA of Baltimore County!  CASA’s volunteer advocates are dedicated to ensuring that abused and neglected children reach safe, permanent, and loving homes and that they receive every needed service while in foster care. CASA volunteers are truly “everyday heroes” who have made a critical difference in the lives of hundreds of our community’s most vulnerable children. Despite that success, CASA of Baltimore County is currently only serving approximately one-third of the children in foster care in Baltimore County. Contact us to learn more about the ways in which you can support CASA’s goal of providing an advocate for every child in foster care.

 Jennifer Stine, Director

Our Demographics

  • 160 volunteer advocates
  • 172 kids served
  • 44% African-American kids served
  • 38% Caucasian kids served
  • 13% Bi-Racial kids served
  • 56% boys
  • 44% girls
  • 69% age birth to 17
  • 31% age 18 and over

How can you help?

  • Become a CASA Volunteer
  • Become a Corporate Sponsor
  • Join our Board of Directors
  • Make a Financial Contribution

Volunteer Spotlight: Barbara Tunstall

Barbara TunstallAge | 53

CASA Program Affiliation | Baltimore County CASA

Volunteer For | 2 years in October, 2015

Motivation for Becoming a CASA Volunteer | Initially, I was prompted repeatedly by a friend who is a CASA volunteer in Howard County. Through her experiences and the needs in Howard, she recommended I inquire about Baltimore County options!

Current Case | My child is male, age 10, and living in a therapeutic foster home. It is his 2nd home and he has been living there since summer of 2013. He identifies as bi-racial.

Challenges Facing Today’s Foster Children & Youth | That foster care and the “system” have been the best solution with which we have come up with to date. It seems that within systems, few take ownership or think how they, personally, would want their families helped had they been determined to need services.