Friends of Alaska CASA (FAC), started as CASAs for Children in 1991, as a non-profit supporting CASA volunteers and the youth they serve.
FAC was born when a generous CASA volunteer wanted to donate funds to the CASA program. She discovered that the state program, Alaska CASA, administered by Alaska’s state Office of Public Advocacy (OPA), was unable to take her donation. A non-profit was formed to receive and distribute that generous donation. Today, our organization continues to collaborate with State and Tribal programs, raising funds to meet our shared goal of providing a CASA volunteer for every child who needs one.
As a public/private partnership, FAC provides vital support to the CASA program, helping it to advocate for children while augmenting state support with donations from the private sector.
FAC is a member of the National CASA Association.