In 2017, there were over 1,500 children in the foster care system in the communities served by CASA of the South Plains. While CASA Volunteers were able to serve 622 children, that still left almost 900 children in foster care who were left without a voice to represent their best interest. Community members can make a difference in the lives of foster children by joining “Team CASA” as CASA Volunteers. A CASA, or Court Appointed Special Advocate, works to ensure a foster child’s needs remain a priority in an over-burdened child welfare system while working to help find a safe, permanent home.
To learn how you can become a CASA Volunteer, attend the upcoming CASA 101 informational session hosted by CASA of the South Plains on Wednesday, October 3rd from 12:00 p.m. to 1:00 p.m. at the Lubbock Area United Way at 1655 Main Street, #101. 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.
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 Tuesday, October 2nd at (806) 763-2272 or via email at firstname.lastname@example.org. Lunch will be provided to attendees.