The number of children entering into the foster care system continues to far outpace the number of CASA Volunteers who can be a voice for their best interest. Community members are urged to “Make a Resolution that Matters” this year and help make sure children in foster care are not forced to face this chaotic time alone. A CASA, or a Court Appointed Special Advocate, can help a child in foster care navigate the child welfare system while working to ensure their needs are met and to help find a safe, permanent home. CASA needs the community’s support to meet the goal of twenty new prospective volunteers for its next training class, which begins Tuesday, April 2nd.
Community members interested in learning more can attend the upcoming CASA 101 Informational Session hosted by CASA of the South Plains on Thursday, February 7th from 12:00 p.m. to 1:00 p.m. in The Grand at 1215 Avenue J. 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, February 6th at (806) 763-2272 or via email at firstname.lastname@example.org.