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Help a Hunt County Child

There are close to 200 Hunt County children in the foster care system this Christmas. These children are writing their wish lists, and CASA for Hunt County needs sponsors for these lists. CASA will send you a child’s gender, age and wish list in November. A list sponsor should expect to spend about $75. Gifts will need to be provided to the CASA office in downtown Greenville by Dec. 10 for delivery to the children by their CASA volunteer.

CASA, or Court Appointed Special Advocate, is a non-profit organization whose mission is to provide a screened and trained volunteer to each child placed into the foster care system for their own protection. The CASA volunteer advocates for the child’s best interest throughout their case.

What it means to be a CASA volunteer

CASAJune18dWhen a child enters the foster care system because his or her home is no longer safe, a judge may appoint a committed volunteer to help them. That volunteer is called a Court Appointed Special Advocate®, or CASA.

CASA volunteers are screened and highly trained and then appointed by judges to represent and advocate for a child’s best interests in the child protection system. CASA volunteers are each assigned to help one child or set of siblings at a time, so they can focus on giving that child or sibling group the individualized advocacy and attention they need. CASA volunteers save taxpayers money and children’s futures by helping children find a safe, permanent homes as soon as possible.

CASA continues to provide valuable volunteer advocacy for every abused child in this area. CASA volunteers serve as the “eyes and ears” for the judge in child welfare cases. This includes researching each child’s situation and making objective recommendations to help them reclaim their childhoods from abuse and neglect. CASA volunteers are frequently the only stable presence in these children’s lives as they navigate the foster care system.

These volunteers bring three critical qualities to their work: they focus on one case at a time; they bring a unique perspective to the court case; and their sole objective is representing the best interests of the child.

Ways to get involved: