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Volunteer Resources

Services and organizations volunteers may need to know to properly advocate for their CASA children. 

We give you the training you need to become an effective CASA volunteer advocate, but here are links to organizations and resources you may encounter in the course of your case. Please use this  page as a reference when you need it.

State of Michigan Resources

MDHHS - Michigan Department of Health and Human Services
Michigan Foster Care Review Board

Foster Care in Kent County

Bethany Christian Services
Catholic Charities West Michigan
DA Blodgett - St. John's
Kids First (Emergency Shelter)
WMPC - West Michigan Partnership for Children

Residential Foster Care Placements

Michigan Federation for Children and Families - Residential Treatment Directory
Bethany Christian Services
DA Blodgett - St. John's
Eagle Village
Pine Rest
St. Vincent Children's Home
Wedgwood Christian Services

Mental Health

Kent County behavioral health resources list
Arbor Circle
Network 180
 (The community mental health authority for Kent County)

Aging Out of the Foster Care System

Foster Youth in Transition (Start here...many links to other useful information)
Young Adult Voluntary Foster Care

College Scholarships

Seita Scholars Program at Western Michigan University
DeYoung Scholarship 

Workplace Skills

Dept. of Labor "Soft Skills to Pay the Bills"

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