The Center for Children and Families is encouraging community members to volunteer to be a CASA for a child in the foster care program. A CASA, or Court Appointed Special Advocate, advocates for a child in need by being a steady presence in the child's life.
The Center for Children and Families' CASA program reaches across eleven parishes, and there are currently over one hundred children waiting for a CASA. Volunteers give eight to ten hours a month to spend with the child, getting to know them, their case, and going to court dates with the child. Jeré Anthony, Community Development Coordinator for CASA, shares that CASA empowers citizens to make a difference in a child's life and help their stay in foster care be as painless as possible.
More information on CASA and how to become a volunteer can be found here.