As our community continues to respond to COVID-19, CASA of the South Plains remains committed to making sure our most vulnerable population, children who are victims of abuse or neglect, have the voice of someone who will represent their best interest. The incredible need for more CASA Volunteers has not gone away for the hundreds of children in foster care. During this time of self-quarantine and social distancing, becoming a CASA Volunteer is a way to stay connected to the community, learn a new skill, and make a positive difference by advocating for a child in the foster care system.
CASA of the South Plains will host a series of virtual CASA 101 Informational Sessions in April where community members can learn how as a CASA Volunteer, they can play a pivotal role in a child’s life during their time 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 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. Individuals can register for these online sessions at www.casaofthesouthplains.org or contact Patti Castro, Recruitment Director, at firstname.lastname@example.org. The upcoming April date are:
Thursday, April 9th from 6:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.
Saturday, April 18th from 10:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m.
Tuesday, April 28th from 12:00 p.m. to 1:00 p.m.