Monday, Apr 1, 2019
April is National Child Abuse Prevention Month - a time when caring people go the extra mile to raise awareness of the terrible toll that abuse and neglect take on young lives. This month, and throughout the year, CASA for Children encourages all individuals and organizations to play a role in making our community a better place for children and families.
When children who have been abused or neglected grow up without a strong support system, without the focused help they need to heal, and without the guidance of those who know how to advocate for their every need they can feel as though their lives have been shattered. But with a trained and supportive CASA volunteer by their side - in court, in the child welfare system, and in life - foster children get a real opportunity to recover and to find a permanent loving home.
Throughout April, CASA is calling on members of the community to help serve more of the area’s most vulnerable children. Without intervention, the odds are stacked against children in foster care. CASA advocates act as a constant for children in a time of chaos.
Even one child victim of abuse or neglect is too many and it is critical that we continue to raise awareness of this issue in our community and nationwide. Becoming a CASA volunteer is a way to take it beyond just awareness and to do your part to help break the cycle for future generations.
We always hope for the day when CASA is no longer needed because all children have the safe, loving home they deserve. Until then, we will continue to seek more members of the community to join our growing movement and we will not rest until we can provide a CASA volunteer for every child who needs one.