CASA of Florence/Lauderdale County, Alabama, Inc. (Florence, AL)

Name

  • Name:Ms. Andrea Holt
  • Title:Director

Organization Address

  • Organization Name:CASA of Florence/Lauderdale County, Alabama, Inc.
  • Address:P.O. Box 1313
    Florence, AL 35631
    United States

Organization Phone

  • Main phone:256-765-0041
  • Main fax:256-764-0088

Organization Web

User Address

  • Address:300 Industry Street
    Florence, AL 35630
    United States

User Email

Location

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General

  • Mission:
  • CASA of Florence/Lauderdale County, Alabama, Inc. supports and promotes court-appointed volunteer advocacy for abused and neglected children so that they may thrive in safe, permanent homes. CASA recruits, screens, trains and supports caring community members who are concerned about the safety of our community's children. CASA Volunteer Advocates perform independent investigations into the lives of these fragile children brought before the Court, in an effort to ensure that the child's best interest are met and that they are placed in a safe home wherein they may become successful members of society.

    CASA envisions that each and every abused and/or neglected child in need has a competent Volunteer Advocate who will represent the child's best interest and be the child's voice in court. CASA Volunteer Advocates work independently, but remain in close communications with guardians ad litem, social workers, and other professional service providers to ensure that the child's needs are being met. In order to meet this goal, CASA strives to increase public awarness of the program's efforts regarding child abuse/neglect investigations and prevention. As awareness is spread throughout the community, CASA will diversify it's resources in manpower, funding, and education.

  • History:
  • A needs assessment conducted in February 2002 by Judge Larry Mack Smith of the 11th Judicial Circuit Court of Lauderdale County indicated there were 150 abuse/ neglect cases in his court every year. CASA of Florence/ Lauderdale County was founded and became an independent 501(c)(3) organization in 2002 to meet the needs of these children. Community leaders then embarked on a fundraising mission that prepare the organization for financial stability. In 2002, 10 Volunteers completed the first 40-hour national training curriculum.

    In 2008, the Juvenile Court Judge noted that more than 300 cases of child abuse and neglect came before the court, indicating a need to increase the number of available CASA Volunteer Advocates who might assist these fragile children. Since the fall of 2008, CASA has grown tremendously. CASA staff and Board Members have worked earnesly and have successfully increased the number of trained Volunteer Advocates available to abused/neglected children by 450%.

    CASA has employed a full-time Director and part-time Volunteer Coordinator since early 2003. Due to the increase in the program's Volunteer Advocate roster, CASA Board Members elected to bring the Volunteer Coordinator's position to the full time level in 2009.

    The Lauderdale County Juvenile Court Judge, guardians ad litem, social workers and other professionals have long supported the work of CASA in the community. Current Volunteer Advocates are performing such extraordinary investigations that the Court and Court's officers rely heavily on the information provided by CASA Volunteer Advocates. In fact, officers of the juvenile court are now requesting that CASA Volunteer Advocates be assigned on almost 90% of the child abuse and neglect cases coming into the courtroom. CASA is presently serving almost half of the children in foster care in Lauderdale County.

    CASA anticipates continued steady growth in order to reach the program goal of providing a voice in court for each and every abused child in need. CASA Board Members are committed to ensuring that the program is prepared to meet the needs of the children in our community.

  • Year established:2002
  • Endowment:Unknown

Staff

  • Executive / Trustee board size:10
  • Advisory board size:
  • Staff size:2

Board and Executive Names

  • Board Members / Trustees:
  • JoHelene Patrick, Jim Minakes, Dorothy King, Ben Graves, Jan Ingle, Kim Gosney, Glenda Beckwith, Leigh Lewis, Rolando Borgran, George Spurgeon

  • Executive Director / President:
  • Ms. Andrea Holt, Executive Director

Staff Names

  • Key Staff:
  • Mr. Lee Lopez, Volunteer Coordinator

Registration

  • Organization type:Grantseeker
  • Country of registration:United States
  • Tax Determination Letter:Received Determination Letter
  • IRS Section:501(c)(3)
  • IRS Subsection:None
  • Tax ID:63-1288598

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IRS Business Master File Information

  • EIN:631288598
  • Organization Name:C A S A OF FLORENCE LAUDERDALE COUNTY ALABAMA INC
  • Sort (Secondary) Name:
  • Care Of Name:
  • Organization Address:102 JACKSON CT
  • Organization City:SHEFFIELD
  • Organization State:AL
  • Organization Zip:35660-3318
  • Group Exemption Number:0000
  • Subsection Code:03
  • Classification Code(s):1
  • Subsection/Classification Desc.:Charitable Organization
  • Affiliation Code:3
  • Ruling Date:June, 2002
  • Deductibility Code:1
  • Foundation Code:15
  • Foundation Code Desc.:Organization which receives a substantial part of its support from a governmental unit or the general publicĀ 170(b)(1)(A)(vi)
  • Activity Code(s):
  • Activity Code Desc.(s):
  • Organization Code:1 (Corporation)
  • Exempt Org. Status Code:01 (Unconditional Exemption)
  • Tax Period:June, 2016
  • Filing Requirement Category:01 (990 (all other) or 990EZ return)
  • Accounting Period:June
  • NTEE Code:I72
  • Asset Amount:$23,863
  • Asset Code:2 ($10,000 - $24,999)
  • Income Amount:$86,958
  • Income Code:3 ($25,000 - $99,999)
  • 990 Revenue Amount:$86,958
  • Last Updated:2/25/2018 5:50:07 am

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