In 2019, over 1,500 children were in foster care in the communities served by CASA of the South Plains. While 612 children received a CASA Volunteer, over 900 children were left to face a whirlwind of change and uncertainty without a dedicated voice to represent their best interest and help make sure they didn’t fall through the cracks of an overburdened child welfare system. More CASA Volunteers are urgently needed. CASA will host a series of three CASA 101 Informational Sessions in March which provide community members with the opportunity to learn how they can make a lifelong difference in the life of a child in foster care. 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 advocate for a safe, permanent home.
A CASA 101 Informational Session is a great, no-obligation introduction to CASA and its mission. CASA staff and a current CASA Volunteer 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.
Thursday, March 5th from 12:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m.
Saturday, March 21st from 10:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m.
Tuesday, March 31st from 6:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.
To attend, please register at www.casaofthesouthplains.org or contact Patti Castro, Recruitment Director, at (806) 763-2272 or via email at firstname.lastname@example.org.