There are news stories everyday in North Texas where children are taken from an abusive home or the tragic loss of a parent or provider (to illness or incarceration) by Child Protective Custody Services. We assume that a safety net or program is in place that will take care of these children and make sure that they are treated with dignity and given a safe place to stay so that they can overcome their hardship and be a child once more.
Few people know or understand that the foster care system is overburdened with cases and child welfare agencies cannot begin to meet the needs of over half million youngsters in foster care in the United States.
Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA) is a volunteer powered network of committed people from all walks of life who believe that society has a fundamental obligation to these children. A CASA volunteer often prove that a child is half as likely to languish in foster care and the child welfare system. These children are more likely to find a permanent home.
CASA for Hunt County is looking for volunteers. This is one cause where a single person can mean everything. It only takes one volunteer, trained and empowered to ensure that every child can thrive in the embrace of “safe arms” of a loving home.
Call 903-450-4410 for more information about being a CASA volunteer.