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

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Center for Adoption Support and Education (C.A.S.E.) (adoptionsupport.org) 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.
• SSL
• Internships