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 publics’ 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.
About CASA of the South Plains
CASA of the South Plains empowers community members to serve as volunteer Advocates that speak for the well-being of abused and neglected children in the foster care system. Court Appointed Special Advocates are community members just like you who ensure each foster child’s needs remain a priority in an over-burdened child welfare system while working to find safe, permanent homes for these most vulnerable children.
1. 627 children received advocacy services from CASA of the South Plains in 2018.
2. 317 CASA Volunteers donated a total of 8,636 hours in 2018, saving county taxpayers $474,980 in county paid attorneys’ fees.
3. 246 youth in foster care found permanency with the help of their CASA Volunteer in 2018.
*CASA 2018 Calendar Year Statistics
How You Can Help
1. Become a CASA Volunteer.
2. Become a CASA Donor – Join Heroes for Hope and become a monthly donor. Gifts start at just $10 a month. Every gift makes a difference!
3. Host a CASA 101 Informational Session – CASA will come to your business and educate your staff about its mission and goals.
Thank You to Our Corporate Sponsors:
Atmos Energy • Lubbock Apartment Association • Raising Cane’s Chicken Fingers • Market Street • United Supermarkets • ARMtech Insurance Services • Moss Law Firm P.C. • Sonic, RWW Enterprises • Switch I.T. Support • A-Plus Super Storage • Michael Postar’s Affordable Storage • Aim Bank • City Bank • First Bank and Trust• Lee Lewis Construction • PlainsCapital Bank • Razonia McClellan Public Relations • South Plains Electric Cooperative, Inc. • Benchmark Business Solutions • Betenbough Homes • Craig, Terrill, Hale, & Grantham • Lubbock Electric Co. • Lubbock National Bank • Slate Group • StarCare Specialty Health System
To learn how to become an Advocate, or if you are unable to volunteer at this time, and would like to make a donation, visit www.casaofthesouthplains.org or call (806) 763-2272.
Director, Communications and Marketing
CASA of the South Plains, Inc.
1215 Avenue J, Suite 301
Lubbock, TX 79401
Office: (806) 763-2272
Fax: (806) 763-2273