Name of Non-Profit Organization *
PARACHUTE: Butler County Casa
Today’s Date: * Thursday, June 29, 2023
Organization’s website
EIN / 501(C)(3)Number *
What year did your organization receive it’s non-profit status? *
Address *

284 N. Fair Avenue
Hamilton, OH 45011
United States
County *
Your Name * Sharon Flynn
Your Title *
Outreach/Recruitment Manager
Your email address *
Your Phone Number (513) 867-5010
Executive Director’s Name *
Tonya Buchanan
Executive Director’s email address *
What is the mission of your organization?
PARACHUTE’s mission is to speak for the best interests of abused and neglected children in court. We promote and support quality volunteer representation for children to provide each child a safe, permanent, nurturing home.
Which social causes (up to 3 choices) does your agency address through its programming? *
  • (3) Children
  • (8) Health
  • (11) Poverty
Any comments about your selections you would like to share with the student philanthropists?
PARACHUTE is part of the National Court Appointed Special Advocate (CASA) Association, which trains community volunteers to work as advocates for abused, neglected or dependent children in the Juvenile Court system. Volunteers are trained to investigate a child’s circumstances by interviewing any and all parties relating to the child, i.e. parents, relatives, school personnel, case workers, attorneys, medical people, the child; and thereby provide information to the court to expedite safe, stable and permanent placement. In Butler County, children going through the Juvenile Court process are generally assigned a Guardian Ad Litem attorney who looks after the child’s legal interests. Additionally, the child is assigned a case worker from Children Services who is mandated by law to do everything possible to make the family functional. The PARACHUTE volunteer assigned to the child plays a very critical and unique role: the volunteer becomes the child’s voice in court, speaking exclusively for the best interests of the child. The volunteer’s goal is a safe, permanent, loving home for that child in the shortest possible time. We believe children deserve nothing less.
Does your organization have volunteer opportunities available for students? *
No, sorry.