May is National Foster Care Month
May is National Foster Care Month, a time to recognize the role each of us can play in the lives of children in youth in foster care. Each year, startling numbers of children enter the foster care system due to abuse or neglect at the hands of their parents or caregivers. You can help one of these children reach a safe, permanent home by becoming a Court Appointed Special Advocate (CASA) volunteer.
CASA needs volunteers to continue serving every child who needs a voice in our community. Our next volunteer training course will begin September 8. To learn more, click here, email firstname.lastname@example.org or call (225) 379-8598.
Every child deserves to thrive in the safety and love of a family. As children in the foster care system navigate through juvenile justice and social services proceedings, Court Appointed Special Advocate (CASA) volunteers speak up for them with the ultimate goal being a safe, permanent home. CASA volunteers do not provide legal representation, nor do they replace social workers. A CASA volunteer is an independent voice speaking solely for the child's best interests.
It only takes 45 minutes to learn more about becoming a CASA volunteer, and no special background is required. Attend one of our weekly informational sessions to take the first step.