CASA of the Coastal Bend
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There were 6,483 alleged victims of child abuse or neglect across the coastal bend. 1,545 of those cases were confirmed.
During 2017, there were 1,176 children from the coastal bend in foster care- up from 2016 when there were 1,116 children in foster care. This equates to about 47 classrooms.
Only 331 of those children were served by CASA volunteers. That leaves 845 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 volunteer, 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.......
Advocating for Children in Nueces, Aransas and San Patricio Counties
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.
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