The South Plains region has one of the highest per capita rates of child abuse and neglect at double the state average. These victimized children are often drawn into a complex and confusing whirlwind of social workers, foster homes, and service providers that is overburdened and hard pressed to address their individual needs. CASA Advocates, or Court Appointed Special Advocates, are that voice to foster kids who need someone that can speak up for their well-being. CASA needs to recruit fifty new volunteer Advocates in the next fifty days. Community members can make a difference in the life of local foster children. Learn more about becoming an Advocate by attending a CASA 101 informational session at the CASA office at #24 Briercroft Office Park.
The next informational session is scheduled for Thursday, August 13th from 12:00 p.m. to 1:00 p.m. This is a great, no-obligation introduction to CASA and its mission. CASA staff and current Advocates will be on hand to discuss the increasing need for volunteers, what it means to be a CASA, and how community members can help make a difference in the life of area foster children. Lunch will be provided to attendees. To sign up, please R.S.V.P to Amanda Norfleet by Wednesday, August 12th at (806) 763-2272 or via email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
“My CASA Advocate was awesome! She was so helpful, motivating, and made a big difference in my life. She made my voice heard,” said Mandy, former foster youth.
For questions or for more information about how to become a CASA, please contact Amanda Norfleet, Recruitment Director at (806) 763-2272 or via email at email@example.com.