The South Plains region has one of the highest rates of child abuse and neglect, per capita, in the state of Texas. CASA of the South Plains is urging community members to serve as CASA volunteers and be a voice for the well-being of children in foster care. A CASA volunteer, or a Court Appointed Special Advocate, can help a foster child navigate the child welfare system while working to help find a safe, permanent home. Help us meet our goal of twenty new prospective volunteers for our first training class of 2018, which begins Monday, February 12th.
“They need someone to care about them and what happens to them. I CASA, can you?” said Denise Lieb, CASA volunteer.
Prospective volunteers can sign up for the upcoming CASA 101 informational session hosted by CASA of the South Plains on Thursday, January 25th from 12:00 p.m. to 1:00 p.m. at the CASA office in the Reagor Dykes Headquarters at 1215 Avenue J in the second floor conference room. 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. 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.
To attend, please register at www.casaofthesouthplains.org or contact Kristen Mata, Recruitment Director, by Wednesday, January 24th at (806) 763-2272 or via email at firstname.lastname@example.org.