Unfortunately, the number of children entering into the foster care system in our community continues to increase. Too many children in foster care are forced to face an uncertain future alone. They don’t have a consistent adult in their lives who will be a voice for their best interest. By joining “Team CASA” and becoming CASA Volunteers, community members can help make sure these most vulnerable children will have someone that will stand side-by-side with them during their time in the foster care system. 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.
Individuals interested in learning more about becoming a CASA Volunteer can attend the upcoming CASA 101 informational session hosted by CASA of the South Plains on Thursday, October 11th 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 Wednesday, October 10th at (806) 763-2272 or via email at email@example.com. Lunch will be provided to attendees.