LANCASTER, PA (03, 07, 2019) – The number of children in foster care in Pennsylvania is rising. Nationally, neglect is the most common reason for removal (62%), but these cases often involve other underlying factors such as drug or alcohol abuse or parental mental health problems. Too many children in the child welfare system lose hope, the family they know and their rights. Fortunately, there are ways you can help give them a chance at a better life.
Court Appointed Special Advocates believes every child who’s been abused or neglected deserves to have a dedicated advocate speaking up for their best interest in court, at school and in our community. CASAs are empowered by the courts to help ensure children find a safe, nurturing, and permanent home. You will not only bring positive change to the lives of these vulnerable children, but to their children and generations to come. CASAs work one-on-one with a child or group of siblings. They get to know the children, gather important information from reports and professionals, and advocate for the children’s best interests related to their education, health, living arrangements, and general well-being.
No prior experience is necessary—CASA will provide all the training you need, plus a dedicated volunteer supervisor to offer resources and support throughout your volunteer service. With just 12-15 hours a month, you can give bring comfort, understanding, and hope to children who deserve a better outcome. Join us at one of our upcoming information sessions to learn more:
Tuesday 4/9/2019 6:00 PM - Garden Spot Village (Board Room) 433 South Kinzer Avenue, New Holland PA 17557
Wednesday 5/15/2019 6:00 PM - Lutheran Church of the Good Shepherd, 750 Greenfield Road, Lancaster, PA 17601
Monday 6/17/2019 12:00 PM - LGH Suburban Outpatient Pavilion (2nd floor Wellness room) 2100 Harrisburg Pike, Lancaster, PA 17604
These sessions are free of charge and open to the public, RSVP is required. To reserve your seat, please contact CASA by calling (717)208-3280 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. Help keep children from suffering further harm, become a CASA Volunteer Advocate.