What We Do
Children who grow up in a safe home with a permanent family on whom they can depend for love, nurturing, and guidance have the greatest chance of becoming capable, self sufficient and productive adults. That reality has always been the guiding force at Children's Aid Society (CAS).
The goal of all Agency services is to provide services that meet the clients' immediate needs for care and safety and also enhance their opportunities for optimum growth and development. Such services may include counseling, parenting instruction, education, advocacy, support groups, information & referral, home study development, training, and basic living skills instruction. Services are provided within the family whenever possible or in the least restrictive setting in which the child's special needs can be met. All services are provided on a voluntary and confidential basis. Children and families actively participate in their own case planning and interventions.
Services are provided to all individuals qualified for service regardless of race, national origin, religion, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, or disability.
Children's Aid Society has embraced the National Association of Social Workers' Code of Ethics as the pillar of the Agency's ethical practice. All Children's Aid Society employees adhere to the professional values and practices delineated in the Code. Of particular significance are the emphases on empowerment, integrity, and self-determination, especially in regard to employees respecting the values and rights of consumers.