Each week on the South Plains at least 10 children enter the foster care system due to abuse and neglect. None of these children should have to face their time in the foster care system alone and without the voice of someone who will make sure their needs remain a priority. They need Advocates. They need YOU. CASA’s goal is to recruit fifty new CASA Volunteers in the next fifty days. 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. Fifty new CASA Volunteers could help 100 additional children in foster care or more.
With YOUR help we can meet this incredible goal. To learn more, attend the CASA 101 informational session hosted by CASA of the South Plains on Thursday, August 9th from 12:00 p.m. to 1:00 p.m. at the CASA office in the Wells Fargo Banking Center building at 1500 Broadway in the San Jacinto room on the second floor. 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, like YOU, can help make a difference.
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, August 8th at (806) 763-2272 or via email at firstname.lastname@example.org.