EXCITING OPPORTUNITY AHEAD
CASA of Oklahoma County has been experiencing phenomenal growth this year. I am excited to share that in the coming months, CASA of Oklahoma County will be expanding to new space. Located at 1608 NW Expressway just a short distance from the Juvenile Justice Center, this larger office facility will serve as enhanced space for expansion of CASA’s mission. We are thrilled that you will be coming along on this journey with us – and so grateful for the part you’ve played in helping CASA grow to serve more children.
The new CASA offices will feature more centralization of our departments, encouraging collaboration and enhanced team dynamics between staff and volunteers. And best of all, as our volunteer numbers continue to increase, we will have the room to grow our supervisory and support staff!
Through the incredibly successful efforts of our marketing and recruitment departments this year, we have experienced a 137% increase in new CASA advocates – 147 committed community members joining our organization! As you well know, each volunteer has the support of an Advocacy Supervisor on their side. With each Advocacy Supervisor’s capacity limited by national standards to 30 volunteers, this places us in an exciting time! We are thrilled about the opportunity to continue growing our capacity to serve more foster youth in Oklahoma County with a committed CASA volunteer! I hope you will consider how you can support this exciting next phase for CASA.
A NEW HOME FOR CASA
At 8,856 square feet, our new building at 1608 NW Expressway will facilitate continual growth in advocacy services for Oklahoma County foster youth. The new space will offer a host of enhancements across our scope of service.
RECRUITMENT & TRAINING
Fully accessible building for one-on-one or group information sessions to onboard new volunteer prospects
State-of-the-art training space for up to 40 CASA volunteers at a time
Four conference facilities for private meetings, casework, and collaboration to enhance best practice advocacy services
Work and technology space for volunteers to conduct training and casework activities
Casual space to allow staff and volunteers more comfortable settings to discuss casework and offer effective support
Two storage areas for confidential storage of files and supplies
Spacious reception and lobby space to welcome all guests
Efficiently designed collaborative space allowing enhanced office space for better organizational workflow
Comfortable breakroom space that will accommodate 17 staff and volunteers
Ample space for growth in staff up to 30 staff members to achieve Vision 2021
With this pledge, you can give CASA the space to expand high quality volunteer-centered services for area foster youth.
Total project cost: $220,000
$220,000 Furniture, Fixtures, and Equipment
Our new space will accommodate 30 staff members with needed furnishings for 12 private offices, 18 work stations, a break room to seat 17, reception area, large conference room, and four private meeting areas. Additionally, we will be investing in training equipment and furnishings to accommodate 40 trainees in our spacious new training room! We are excited to announce that CASA Board member James Bennett has launched a challenge grant toward the costs for furniture, fixtures, and equipment for the new space. This generous 1:1 match will assist in raising the needed operating support to move CASA into this enhanced new space!