CASA of the South Plains is urging community members to represent the best interest of children in foster care as CASA Volunteers. By “Making a Resolution that Matters” this year, individuals can help make sure a child does not have to face their time in foster care 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 a special upcoming evening CASA 101 Informational Session hosted by CASA of the South Plains on Thursday, February 28th from 6:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. in the First United Bank Operations Center at 5808 4th Street. 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.
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 27th at (806) 763-2272 or via email at firstname.lastname@example.org.