Since CASA of the South Plains launched its 50 new CASA Volunteers in 50 days recruitment campaign on August 6th, fourteen individuals have signed up and taken their first step in becoming new Advocates for the best interest of children in foster care. This critical campaign is off to a strong start, however more community members are urgently needed to stand up and become CASA Volunteers before the campaign ends September 25th. As a CASA, or Court Appointed Special Advocate, volunteers help children in foster care 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.
Community members are heavily encouraged to attend the upcoming CASA 101 informational session hosted by CASA of the South Plains on Thursday, August 23rd from 12:00 p.m. to 1:00 p.m. at 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, 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 22nd at (806) 763-2272 or via email at firstname.lastname@example.org.