Finding a home for good.
Through courtroom advocacy and connection to community resources, we strengthen families and forever improve the home lives of children.
Since 1994, we’ve been speaking up for children without voices in the foster care system.
Never Lost was founded as Thomas County CASA in 1994. Asun Ellis led the nonprofit organization for 23 years, followed by Wendy Greene who was named executive director in 2017.
In 2007, the CASA program expanded into Brooks County and in 2017, it expanded to include Colquitt County, doubling our reach.
In 2007, the Family Support program began to support family members caring for children. In 2008, the Court Connections program launched, offering lay guardian ad litem services.
To date, our staff and volunteers have changed the home lives of over 3,500 abused and neglected children.
We use the court system to give a voice to children who cannot speak for themselves.
Giving up is not an option. We celebrate progress and push for outcomes. Our goal is always to achieve permanency in the best place for each individual child.
We have a deep concern for the lives of children and families in our community.
We have high and due regard for the rights, beliefs, and traditions of others. We show respect for families, parents, children, and caregivers and their relationships with each other.
In June of 2018, we started 2 large-scale, future-focused initiatives. Our board approved the purchase of a house on Smith Avenue in Thomasville and simultaneously began working on revitalizing our organization’s branding to better reflect the vital work we are doing in southwest Georgia.
As part of this important work, our board also voted unanimously to adopt a new name in support of our mission – Never Lost. This name better speaks to our dedication to ensure stability, protection and hope for children in transition.
Our new logo features a bird, specifically a Robin. Robins have a compass in their right eye helping them navigate as they migrate. As a symbol they represent transformation, growth, and renewal. Robins are, quite literally, never lost.
We look forward to broadening our impact and serving even more children in the future with our renewed sense of purpose and focus.
2021 Board of Directors