Founded in 1966, Casey Family Programs works in all 50 states, Washington D.C., Puerto Rico, the U.S. Virgin Islands and with tribal nations across North America to influence long-lasting improvements to the well-being of children, families and the communities where they live.

We believe:

  • Every child deserves a safe, supportive and permanent family.
  • Every family will thrive with the support of a caring community.
  • Every community can create hope and opportunities for its children and families.
  • Every one of us has a role to play in Building Communities of Hope.

Our core values shape the way we work, by guiding organizational decisions and actions:

Diversity, Equity, Anti-Racism and Anti-Discrimination

Equity, Equality and Inclusion: We believe in the intrinsic dignity and value of every person. We strive for fairness and justice in the way people — our staff and our communities — are treated and the opportunities they have to succeed by addressing racism, inequitable treatment and other barriers to inclusion.


Innovation: We embrace new ways of thinking, planning and acting that improve the impact and effectiveness of our work. We continuously learn from experience, each other, our partners and the communities we serve.


Partnerships: We forge meaningful partnerships as the foundation of all of our work and use our positive influence to improve the lives of the children, families and communities we serve.


Stewardship: We are accountable and use our resources efficiently and effectively so that we may ensure Casey Family Programs will continue to improve the lives of children and families across the nation in perpetuity.

Research Services at Casey

Research Services at Casey Family Programs has a mission to generate, disseminate and support use of actionable research for decision makers and family-serving organizations to promote family and community well-being.

Funding: Casey Family Programs




Peter J. Pecora

Casey Family Programs
Other Names: 
[Chris Downs; Niki LeProhn]