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Voices for Children (CASA): Information Session! (San Diego)

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Voices for Children

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Now, more than ever, youth in foster care need someone in their corner. The challenges we have all faced during this pandemic have exacerbated an already strained system, putting the needs of these vulnerable children at risk. Our volunteers spend just 10-15 hours each month on their case - but that dedicated time ensures that the needs of those youth are not overlooked and that they do not feel forgotten.

Help us provide a trained advocate for every child who needs one - click here to sign up for a volunteer information session: https://www.speakupnow.org/volunteer-interest-form/


NOTE: This session will be hosted virtually via Zoom.

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About Voices for Children

Location:

Mailing Address:, 2851 Meadow Lark Drive, San Diego, CA 92123, US

Mission Statement

Voices for Children transforms the lives of abused children in San Diego County by providing them with volunteer Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASAs). We believe that every child deserves a safe and permanent home, and to that end, will review and monitor every court file in the system, provide a CASA to every child in the foster care system who needs one, and advocate to improve the lives of San Diego County’s foster children.

Description

CASAs can change the trajectory of a foster child’s life. They focus on an individual child’s needs, working one-on-one with a child or set of siblings. They provide a source of consistency and stability, visiting with their case children at least once a month. CASAs gather information from files and reports and communicate with social workers, family members, school officials, and other professionals in the children’s lives. They use this information and firsthand observations to advocate for the children’s best interests in Court, as well as in other aspects of their lives, such as education, health, and living arrangements. No experience is necessary! We provide all the training you’ll need, as well as a dedicated staff supervisor to partner with you on the case. With just 10-15 hours a month, you can make a difference in the life of a foster child!

Advocacy & Human Rights
Children & Youth
Community

WHEN

Thu Nov 19, 2020
06:00 PM - 07:30 PM  

WHERE

2851 Meadow Lark DrSan Diego, CA 92123

SKILLS

  • Critical Thinking
  • People Skills
  • Problem Solving
  • Relationship Building
  • Verbal / Written Communication

GOOD FOR

N/A

REQUIREMENTS

  • Driver's License Needed
  • Background Check
  • Must be at least 21
  • Orientation or Training
  • Minimum 10-15 hours/month for 18 months

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