Far too often children who enter into the foster care system are left without the voice of a reliable adult who can speak up for their best interest. 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 of the South Plains will host an educational informational session which will highlight the crucial need for more individuals to serve as CASA Volunteers, discuss the critical role a CASA plays in the life of a child in foster care, and share stories of the lasting impact they make. By “Making a Resolution that Matters” this year, community members can help make sure a child does not have to face their time in foster care alone. 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.
Individuals interested in learning more can attend the CASA 101 Informational Session on Wednesday, March 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 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, March 19th at (806) 763-2272 or via email at firstname.lastname@example.org.