In Hale County, only 8* of the 92 children in foster care in FY2018 had the voice and support of a CASA Volunteer. These children did not have a consistent voice in the courtroom to make sure their well-being remained a priority during their time in foster care. CASA of the South Plains is encouraging residents in Plainview to become CASA Volunteers and help meet the challenge of serving 100% of the children in foster care in Hale County. 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 will host an informational sessions in Plainview. 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 July 13th.
Individuals interested in learning more can attend the CASA 101 Informational Sessions on Tuesday, June 25th from 12:00 p.m. to 1:00 p.m. at the First Assembly of God on 1300 I-27 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 Patti Castro, Recruitment Director, by Monday, June 24th at (806) 763-2272 or via email at firstname.lastname@example.org.