More individuals are urgently needed to become CASA Volunteers and make sure children in foster care have a voice to speak up for their best interest. Community members have one final opportunity this year to attend a CASA 101 and learn how they can join “Team CASA” before our last training class of 2018, which begins November 1st. A CASA, or Court Appointed Special Advocate is a volunteer who helps a child in foster care navigate the child welfare system and ensure their needs are being met while working to help find a safe, permanent home.
Individuals interested in learning more about becoming a CASA Volunteer can attend the upcoming CASA 101 informational session hosted by CASA of the South Plains on Saturday, October 20th from 10:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. at TOVA Coffeehouse at 6023 82nd Street. 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 lives of area foster children.
CASA 101 attendees interested in becoming a CASA volunteer can also begin the application and sign-up process. Training classes can fill up quickly and space is limited.
To attend, please register at www.casaofthesouthplains.org or contact Kristen Mata, Recruitment Director, by Friday, October 19th at (806) 763-2272 or via email at firstname.lastname@example.org. Lunch will be provided to attendees.