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Children in Foster Care Urgently Need CASA Volunteers

Too many children in foster care in our community are left without a voice to speak up for their best interest. They often face a storm of change and chaos in a sea of uncertainty. As a CASA, or a Court Appointed Special Advocate, individuals can be a lighthouse that 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. April is National Child Abuse Awareness Month and community members are urged to attend the upcoming CASA 101 Informational Session hosted by CASA of the South Plains to learn how they can make a difference as a CASA Volunteer. 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.

Prospective volunteers can attend the CASA 101 Informational Session on Wednesday, April 24th 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 Tuesday, April 23rd at (806) 763-2272 or via email at kristenm@casaofthesouthplains.org.

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