CASA (Court Appointed Special Advocates) of Middlesex County is a non-profit organization dedicated to serving abused and neglected children who are living in out-of-home placements. CASA recruits and trains volunteers to advise the courts and advocate for the children’s best interests.
News & Notes
Read this post in the New York Times about how you can make a difference this holiday season. One suggestion? Volunteer with CASA!
"I recommend CASA because America’s foster care system is broken, and our 400,000 foster kids need help.
Only 58 percent of foster kids graduate from high school by age 19, and one-fifth are homeless within a year and a half of turning 18 and aging out of the system. By the age of 26, a majority of these young women and men have been arrested.
We can’t fix foster care overnight, but we can help these neglected kids negotiate a sometimes uncaring system — and that’s what CASA does. Volunteers provide support and advocacy for children who sometimes have no one else to trust, while helping them navigate the bureaucracy."
Click on the link to view the rest of the article. Head on over to casaofmiddlesexcounty.org/volunteer to learn about how you can volunteer to help children who have faced abuse and neglect in Middlesex County.
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