There are more than 500,000 children in foster care in the U.S.

Five thousand of these children live in Nebraska -- more than 1,200 live right here in Omaha. One needs your help today.

CASA advocates are trained volunteers from the community who are appointed by a judge to advocate for a child who has been a victim of neglect or abuse.

Judges rely on the information CASA volunteers provide to decide whether these children should be adopted, reunited with their families or placed in foster care.

To make a donation or volunteer, call 402-932-5683.

Channel 6 For The Heartland invites you to learn more about CASA for Douglas County.

Visit their Web site.

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