April is National Child Abuse Awareness Month and now is a great time to make the commitment to making a difference in the life of a child in foster care. As a CASA, or a Court Appointed Special Advocate, individuals 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 critical need for more CASA Volunteers, discuss the important role a CASA plays in the life of a child in foster care, and share stories of the lasting impact they make. Children should 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, June 11th.
Individuals interested in learning more can attend the CASA 101 Informational Session on Thursday, April 11th from 12:00 p.m. to 1:00 p.m. at 1215 Avenue J in the Second Floor Training Room. 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 Wednesday, April 10th at (806) 763-2272 or via email at firstname.lastname@example.org.