Center for Adoption Support and Education (C.A.S.E.)

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Center for Adoption Support and Education (C.A.S.E.) ( aims to improve the lives of children who have been adopted or are in foster care and their families through counseling, lifelong education and a growing national network of trained professionals. C.A.S.E. serves as a valuable community resource for mental health services for adoption, foster and kinship care.

Headquartered: Burtonsville

Serves: Metro region

What a donation buys:

• $25 provides a workbook to read the stories of other teens and to navigate adoption-related issues.
• $280 pays for a comprehensive mental health assessment for a child to begin treatment.
• $750 enables two youths to participate in a five-week therapy group to normalize feelings about adoption and reduce their sense of isolation.

Volunteer opportunities:

• Ongoing: Provide support for special events.
• Internships