The social and financial strain families are currently facing can increase the risk for more children in our community to become victims of abuse and neglect. Now more than ever, children in foster care need CASA Volunteers to help make sure they stay safe, protected, and to be a voice in court for their best interest. Community members are encouraged to attend an upcoming virtual CASA 101 Informational Session in May hosted by CASA of the South Plains. Attendees will learn how as a CASA Volunteer they can play a vital role and make an incredible 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 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 May dates are:
Thursday, May 7th from 6:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.
Saturday, May 16th from 10:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m.