For many of us, summer means time spent with friends and family. However there are many children in our community that enter into the foster care system during the summer months who are forced to face this chaotic time alone. The problem of child abuse and neglect doesn’t take the summer off. More CASA Volunteers are needed in Hockley County to be a voice for foster children and make sure their best interest remains a priority. A CASA, or Court Appointed Special Advocate is a volunteer who helps a foster child navigate the child welfare system and ensure their needs are being met while working to help find a safe, permanent home. CASA needs 25 new volunteers for its upcoming July training class, which would potentially help an additional 50 foster children.
Levelland residents can learn more by attending the CASA 101 informational session hosted by CASA of the South Plains on Thursday, June 21st from 12:00 p.m. to 1:00 p.m. at AimBank at 110 S. College Avenue in Levelland, TX. 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 a foster child.
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.