CASA of the Coastal Bend
Advocating for Children in Nueces and Aransas Counties
Due to the public health crisis, the date
for the 15th Annual CASA Superhero 5K
Emily’s Dragon is an 8-minute film from the point of view of Emily, a child who has been removed from her home and placed in foster care. The film tells an emotional story of how a CASA volunteer can make a difference during a critical point in a child’s life.
There were 7,013 alleged victims of child abuse or neglect across the coastal bend. 2,496 of those cases were confirmed.
During 2018, there were 1,166 children from the coastal bend in foster care. This equates to about 47 classrooms.
Only 323 of those children were served by CASA volunteers. That leaves 843 children waiting for you.
EVERY CHILD HAS A CHANCE... IT'S YOU.
Join us on Zoom for a brief, non-committal 45 minute information session to hear about the roles and requirements of a CASA volunteer. These sessions explain the role of an advocate and the next steps in the application process.
Updates on CASA’s plan of Action in the wake of COVID-19 and resources available to CASA Volunteers to support in continuing their advocacy that is needed now more than ever.
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When I first met John he was 12 years old and had just entered foster care. He and his four siblings had been homeless. He and his twin took turns taking care of the two youngest so that each could go to school every other day. While in state care, John was moved 15 times in two years. A child used to no rules was forced into strange houses, three hospitals, emergency care facilities and residential treatment centers in five different cities. John watched as his siblings found permanent homes: An aunt took custody of his older brother and twin sister, but not him.......