CASA of the Coastal Bend
Advocating for Children in Nueces, Aransas and San Patricio Counties
The 2nd Annual Caddies for Kiddos benefitting CASA of the Coastal Bend is November 10th at NorthShore Country Club.
There were 7,478 alleged victims of child abuse or neglect across the coastal bend. 1,760 of those cases were confirmed.
945 of those children entered foster care. Up from 2015's 741, This equates to over 30 classrooms.
Only 378 of those children are currently being served by CASA volunteers. That leaves 624 children waiting for you.
Every child has a chance- it's you.
Nobody longs for a safe and loving family more than a child in foster care. As a CASA, you are empowered by the courts to help make this dream a reality.
The first step to becoming a CASA volunteer is to attend a 45-minute information session to hear about the roles and responsibilities of a CASA. Get all your questions answered in a commitment free session at the CASA office.
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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.......
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