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Learn How You Can Help Vulnerable Children

York County CASA is recruiting everyday people to advocate for local foster children.

The CASA program will be hosting a CASA 101 information session for the public on Monday, April 4 from 12:30 p.m. to 1:30 p.m. and again from 6 p.m. to 7 p.m.

The information session will be held in the third floor conference room of the York County Judicial Center, 45 North George Street in York City.

CASA Advocates, or Court Appointed Special Advocates, give a voice to foster kids who need someone that will look out for their well-being. Volunteers get to know a child, work to ensure that assistance and services are made available and help secure a permanent home for the child.

Community members are encouraged to attend the CASA 101 to learn more about how they can help these most vulnerable children.

“Our volunteers improve children’s quality of life and prepare them for more successful futures,” said spokesman Dewayne Nichols.

About York County CASA

York County CASA empowers community members to serve as volunteer advocates that speak for the well-being of abused and neglected children in the foster care system.

Court appointed special advocates are community members just like you who ensure each foster child’s interests remain a priority in an over-burdened child welfare system.

Children who are assigned a CASA advocate are more likely to find safe, permanent housing, receive more services while in foster care, spend significantly less time in foster care and score better on nine protective factors.

How you can help:

  1. Become a CASA advocate – More than 300 children are without the assistance of an advocate in the York County foster care system
  2. Become a CASA donor – It costs hundreds of dollars to recruit and train each Advocate.
  3. Host a CASA 101 session – CASA will come to your business or organization and educate your personnel about its mission and goals in the community.

To learn more about how to become an advocate or to donate, please contact Dewayne Nichols at (717) 771-9754 or email at dbnichols@yorkcountypa.gov.

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