May 1, 2021 (Colorado Springs, Colo.) – In observance of National Foster Care Month in May, CASA of the Pikes Peak Region is grateful for the foster families who have opened up their homes, as well as to the nearly 400 CASA volunteers who have continued to make a difference in the lives of foster youth in three CASA programs throughout this pandemic.
On any given day, there are nearly 424,000 children in foster care in the United States. Hundreds of those children are right here in the Pikes Peak Region and many have experienced physical, psychological, or emotional trauma. These children need extra support, which is exactly what CASA provides.
During the COVID-19 pandemic, CASA of the Pikes Peak Region has joined 900 other local CASA programs to continue providing critical support to volunteers who have effectively advocated for children and families while remaining safe during COVID-19. Advocacy has not stopped during the pandemic, and in fact the need for new volunteer advocates has grown.
CASA has added the following dates and times for Volunteer Information Sessions which are open to all community members who would like to learn more about volunteer opportunities:
- May 17 from 6:00 – 6:30: CASA Milton Foster Children’s Fund Volunteer Info Session
- May 19 from 3:00 – 4:00: CASA Dependency & Neglect (Advocacy) Volunteer Info Session
- June 16 from 12:30 – 1:30: CASA Dependency & Neglect (Advocacy) Volunteer Info Session
To RSVP to any of these sessions, visit https://www.casappr.org/volunteer/
About CASA of the Pikes Peak Region
CASA of the Pikes Peak Region is a 501(c)(3) charitable organization founded in 1989 as a local program of the National CASA Association. Serving El Paso and Teller Counties, the organization’s core mission is to recruit, train, and support citizen volunteers in its Dependency & Neglect program to provide a voice and advocate for victims of child abuse and neglect. The nonprofit also operates a Supervised Exchange & Parenting Time (SEPT) program, Milton Foster Children’s Fund (MFCF) & the Hanger, Life Long Links, and Children & Families in Transition. With nearly 400 volunteers who put in roughly 15,000 hours in the 2019-2020 fiscal year, CASA of the Pikes Peak Region provided advocates for 600 children and served a total of 1,480 children through its four programs. For more information, visit www.casappr.org.