Far too often children who enter into the foster care system do not have a voice to speak up for their well-being and are left feeling alone and isolated. With the start of a new year, now is the perfect time for individuals to “Make a Resolution that Matters” and serve as CASA Volunteers. By becoming a CASA Volunteer, individuals can help make sure children in foster care in our community do not get lost in an over-burdened child welfare system. A CASA Volunteer, or a Court Appointed Special Advocate, can help a child in foster care navigate the child welfare system while working to help find a safe, permanent home. CASA needs the community’s help to meet the goal of twenty new prospective volunteers for its first training class of 2019, which begins Monday, February 4th.
Prospective volunteers can learn more by attending the upcoming CASA 101 informational session hosted by CASA of the South Plains on Thursday, January 10th from 12:00 p.m. to 1:00 p.m. at the Lubbock Area United Way building 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 children in foster care. Lunch will be provided to attendees.
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, January 9th at (806) 763-2272 or via email at firstname.lastname@example.org.