Host Visitation-"Help a child or family in need"
51 people are interested
Over 600 children in Westchester County foster care desperately need to stay connected to their families of origin. For families who have children placed in foster care, frequent and ongoing contact with one another is critical. Visiting reduces the trauma that children experience by being separated and increases their chances of living in a forever home.
Visit Hosts are professionally trained community volunteers who support families by supervising and supporting them as they visit one another. Visit Hosts guide parents as they cope with their own feelings, respond to the unique needs of their children and build on the strengths in each family. Coached visitation helps parents plan for each visit, making visits meaningful to families, in a natural environment and community-based whenever possible.
Training starting October 10th. Please contact us as soon as possible.
No additional volunteer opportunities at this time.
About CASA of Westchester County
Mental Health Association of Westchester, Inc., 580 White Plains Road, Tarrytown, NY 10591, US
The Court Appointed Special Advocates Program (CASA) uses both professional staff and trained community volunteers to advocate for the best interests of children in foster care or children who have been abused or neglected. CASA volunteers collect independent information for the Family Court to increase the Court's ability to move children from temporary foster homes to permanent families.
CASA is a program of Mental Health Association of Westchester County, Inc. (MHA). It is also affiliated with New York State CASA Association and the National CASA Association.
580 White Plains RoadTarrytown, NY 10591
- Youth Services
- Child Welfare
- Counseling / Mental Health
- Social Work
- Background Check
- Must be at least 21
- Orientation or Training
- 2-4 hours per week
- visits occur in an office or community setting