Have you ever thought about how to help kids in foster care? An incredible way to lend your time is to become a CASA volunteer!
Court Appointed Special Advocate (CASA) volunteers are the voice of children in foster care. Appearing in court on a child’s behalf and advocating for their best interest is such a rewarding thing! Advocating for a child is just the tip of the iceberg: building relationships with the child, their natural family, and their foster family are also pieces of the puzzle.
In Montana, foster care rates skyrocketed 130% from 2009-2015. Montana was ranked second in the nation with a rate of 16.8 children per 1,000 in foster care in October 2017, according to Child Trends.
With this many kids in the system, wouldn’t it be so rewarding to be part of the solution?
There are CASA programs all across the state of Montana, and CASA is a nationally-based nonprofit. To find your local CASA program’s contact information, please see the National CASA Website at https://nationalcasagal.org/our-work/programs/.
The information on the photo is for Eastern Montana CASA/GAL, Inc., which is bases in Miles City, Montana. Our program serves children in 15 counties.