The need for more members of the community to serve as CASA Volunteers continues to grow daily. Too many children in foster care are forced to face an uncertain future alone. By “Making a Resolution that Matters” and choosing to serve as a CASA Volunteer, individuals can be a force of positive change for children in foster care as a reliable adult who will be a voice for their best interest. A CASA Volunteer, or a Court Appointed Special Advocate, can help a child in foster care navigate the child welfare system while working to ensure their needs are met and to help find a safe, permanent home. CASA needs the community’s support to meet the goal of twenty new prospective volunteers for its first training class of 2019, which begins Monday, February 4th.
Community members interested in learning more can attend the upcoming CASA 101 Informational Session hosted by CASA of the South Plains on Wednesday, January 23rd from 12:00 p.m. to 1:00 p.m. at the Lubbock Area United Way building at 1655 Main Street, #101. 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 children in foster care. Lunch will be provided to attendees.
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.