Wamego Match Day is
October 8, 2020
Wamego Match Day
Wamego Match Day is
October 8, 2020
Wamego Match Day is
October 08, 2020

Sunflower CASA Project, Inc.

Goal: $10,000.00

Specific Need

Big changes are happening at Sunflower CASA Project, Inc. The current CASA office will be renovated, and all three programs will be under the same roof, saving the agency thousands of dollars every year. 

Mission

Sunflower CASA Project, Inc. is an umbrella agency serving three unique needs in our community.  We have CASA Core Services, Sunflower Bridge Child Exchange and Visitation Center, and Stepping Stones Child Advocacy Center.  Each individual piece of our agency has their mission statement to address their specific services. 

 

CASA Core Services

The mission of the Sunflower CASA Project, Inc. shall be to make available trained volunteers to advocate for the best interests of children and youth who come into the court system of the 21st and 2nd Judicial Districts.

 

Sunflower Bridge Child Exchange and Visitation Center

The mission of Sunflower Bridge Child Exchange and Visitation Center (CEVC) shall be to provide a safe and structured environment in which supervised visits and child exchanges can be conducted between children and non-residential parents.

 

Stepping Stones Child Advocacy Center

The mission of Stepping Stones Child Advocacy Center is to provide a comprehensive, multi-disciplinary team response to allegations of child abuse in a child-friendly facility to help reduce trauma to the child while maintaining the integrity and comfort of the child.

Profile

In 2019:

CASA Core Services 

  • 63 CASAs advocated for 139 children
  • CASA volunteers contributed 1894.5 hours of service, equivalent to a $40,068 salary
  • CASA volunteers drove  24,969.5 miles
  • CASA Victim Advocate contributed 760 hours of advocacy and drove 11,921.29 miles.
  • Our two Advocate Supervisors provided 276 hours of advocacy and drove 9,096 miles.
  • 25 new CASA volunteers certified

 

Sunflower Bridge Child Exchange and Visitation Center

  • 254 supervised visits conducted
  • 67 monitored exchanges provided
  • 54 adults and 49 children were served
  • Individuals being served came from a five county area; Clay, Geary, Pottawatomie, Riley, and Wabaunsee

Stepping Stones Child Advocacy Center 

  • 103 forensic interviews were conducted – the most ever provided by our CAC
  • 75% served were female and 25% served were male
  • 33  # of children interviewed under the age of 7
  • 38 # of children interviewed between the ages of 7-12
  • 30 # of children interviewed between 13-17
  • 96.5% of children interviewed knew their alleged perpetrator
  • 8 counties are represented in the number of interviews provided: Clay, Dickinson, Geary, Marshall, Morris, Pottawatomie, Riley, and Washington

Contact

115 N. 4th St.
Manhattan KS 66502
Phone: (785) 537-6367

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