Statistics show that at any given time, more than 5,000 children are in foster care in West Virginia.
This reality is something CASA programs or “Court Appointed Special Advocates” are working to change.
But they need your help.
CASA for Children Executive Director Susan Harrison said they need advocates to come alongside families and help court officials make the best decisions for a child’s future.
Here’s how you can get involved.
You can call the Wheeling or Moundsville office to speak with Harrison about joining the class.
From there, you’ll spend eight weeks in class, but only on Tuesday nights.
The next class starts on Tuesday, Jan. 29.
(Susan Harrison: “Our volunteers come from all walks of life. We encourage anyone who has a heart for working with children to think about volunteering for them.”)
Brooke and Hancock counties are also looking for volunteers.
Their class begins online this week!
If you’re interested, call these numbers:
CASA for Children – (304) 233-0333
A Child’s Place CASA – (304) 737-4444