CASA of the South Plains has reached the halfway mark of its 50 in 50 challenge. Thirty-three new Advocates are still needed to help meet the goal of 50 new volunteers in 50 days. CASA Advocates, or Court Appointed Special Advocates, ensure a foster child’s needs remain a priority in an over-burdened child welfare system while working to find safe, permanent homes for these most vulnerable children. While CASA Advocates were able to help 460 foster children in FY 2015 in the six counties served by CASA, 785 were left without a voice to speak up for their well-being. Community members are urged to sign up for the next CASA 101 informational session hosted by CASA of the South Plains on Thursday, February 11 from 12:00 p.m. to 1:00 p.m. at the CASA office at #24 Briercroft Office Park.
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.
“I am a familiar face to the foster children I speak up for as an Advocate, no matter how the other parts of their lives are changing,” said Barbara, CASA Advocate.
To sign up, please R.S.V.P to Amanda Norfleet by Wednesday, February 10th at (806) 763-2272 or via email at firstname.lastname@example.org.