There are hundreds of children in foster care in our community who do not have the voice of a reliable adult to make sure their best interest is represented while they are in the child welfare system. CASA of the South Plains is encouraging community members to make a choice to become CASA Volunteers this summer and be that voice. More volunteers are needed NOW. The problem of child abuse and neglect doesn’t take a summer vacation. 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 public's help to meet its goal of 35 new CASA Volunteers for its September training class who would potentially help an additional 70 children in foster care in our community.
Interested individuals can learn more by attending the upcoming CASA 101 Informational Session hosted by CASA of the South Plains on Tuesday, July 30th from 6:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. at TOVA Coffeehouse at 6023 82nd Street, Suite 1. 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 Monday, July 29th at (806) 763-2272 or via email at firstname.lastname@example.org.