In 2014 more than 1,200 children were in the foster care system on the South Plains due to abuse and neglect. These most vulnerable children need Advocates who can speak up for their well-being. CASA Advocates, or Court Appointed Special Advocates, give a voice to foster kids who need someone that will look out for their best interest. CASA needs to recruit fifty new volunteer Advocates in the next fifty days. Community members who want to make a difference in the lives of local area foster children are encouraged to attend a CASA 101 informational session at the CASA office at #24 Briercroft Office Park.
The next informational session is scheduled for Thursday, July 30th 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, July 29th at (806) 763-2272 or via email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
“It is rewarding to know that I have reached out to children in our community, and tried to make the situation they find themselves in, through no fault of their own, a little less traumatic,” said Barbara Malone, CASA Volunteer Advocate.
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.