April is National Child Abuse Awareness Month and individuals can make a difference in the life of a child in foster care as a CASA Volunteer. A CASA, or a Court Appointed Special Advocate, helps a child in foster care navigate the child welfare system while working to ensure their needs are being met and to help find a safe, permanent home. CASA of the South Plains will host two special educational informational sessions in Plainview, Texas. Attendees will hear from current CASA Volunteers, learn more about the vital role a CASA plays in the life of a child in foster care, and discover how they can make a life-long impact. Every child in foster care deserves to have their voice heard. CASA needs the community’s support to meet the goal of twenty-five new prospective volunteers for its next training class, which begins Tuesday, June 11th.
Individuals interested in learning more can attend the CASA 101 Informational Sessions on Wednesday, April 17th from 12:00 p.m. to 1:00 p.m. or from 5:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. at the Pete & Nelda Laney Student Activities Center (a.k.a. Laney Center) at 8th & Vernon, Room 205 in Plainview, Texas. 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, April 16th at (806) 763-2272 or via email at firstname.lastname@example.org.