CASA offers information session
Could you provide a voice for an abused or neglected child? CASA of Trinity Valley, a nonprofit that trains and mentors volunteers who advocate for children in foster care, has a need for volunteers in Cherokee County.
CASA is inviting those interested to learn more about the organization at CASA 101, a come-and-go information session, starting at 5:30 p.m., Monday, Feb. 10 at the Jacksonville office, 506 E. Commerce St. Light refreshments will be provided.
CASA of Trinity Valley was established in Nov. 1994 under the direction of 173rd District Judge Jack Holland, in an effort to address the needs of abused children in the courts of Henderson County, Texas. Since this time, the CASA program has grown tremendously.
CASA expanded into Anderson County in 1998 and into Cherokee County in 2002 and changed the name to CASA of Trinity Valley. Program growth has occurred due to the increase in the number of victims of child abuse and neglect in the three-county area needing advocacy services. CASA Trinity Valley serves 11 courts and over 850 children per year and are ranked just below the major cities of Dallas, San Antonio, Houston, Austin, and Fort Worth at sixth in the state according to number of children served annually.
Last year alone, they achieved permanent safe homes for over 300 children. Since January 2000, more than 3,000 children hve been served and safe, permanent homes have been found for 2,795 children. The board of directors consists of members from each county.
For more information, call (903) 284-6245 or or visit www.casaoftv.org.
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