The problem of child abuse and neglect doesn’t take a summer vacation. Children in our community continue to enter into the foster care system during the summer months and are often forced to face this uncertain time without a consistent adult who will make sure their needs remain a priority. More CASA Volunteers are urgently needed. 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 needs the publics’ help to meet its goal of 25 new CASA volunteers for its July training class who would potentially help an additional 50 children in foster care in our community.
CASA of the South Plains will host a CASA 101 Informational Session for prospective volunteers on Saturday, June 15th from 10:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. at Sugarbaker’s Café and Bakery at 4601 S. Loop 289. 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 Patti Castro, Recruitment Director, by Friday, June 14th at (806) 763-2272 or via email at firstname.lastname@example.org.