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More volunteers are needed to represent the best interest of local children in foster care

In 2018, over 600 children in the foster care system had a voice for their best interest due to the dedication of their CASA Volunteer. However this still left over 900 of these most vulnerable children forced to face this extremely chaotic time alone. More individuals are desperately needed to stand up and “Make a Resolution that Matters” this year by becoming CASA Volunteers. 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 Wednesday, February 20th 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 Tuesday, February 19th at (806) 763-2272 or via email at kristenm@casaofthesouthplains.org.

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