Become an advocate for a child in foster care! (Hermosa Beach)
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CASA volunteers are trained and supported to promote the best interests of children who have been removed from their homes due to abuse or neglect. They have the opportunity to improve the life of a child by advocating for the services and support that all children need: a permanent home, education, and healthcare.
The CASA role includes:
-Maintaining regular contact with the child and visiting him/her at least once a month.
-Gathering information about the child’s circumstances, evaluating the facts independently, and providing recommendations to the court by means of written reports.
-Communicating objectively with children, social workers, foster care providers, therapists, teachers, attorneys, parents, or other family members who may be involved in the case.
Through these activities, CASA volunteers are instrumental in facilitating access to the material, educational, and physical and mental health services necessary for each child to thrive.
Benefits: CASA volunteers receive ongoing support from staff, developing their personal and professional skills. Volunteers also connect with like-minded individuals. Many of our volunteers say that being a CASA is the most personally rewarding role they have played, either paid or as a volunteer.
Learn more about how you can become involved by completing our information session. We have an online and many in-person options. For more information, or to RSVP for an information session, please visit: http://casala.org/volunteer/ or call 323-859-2888 ext 6303
About CASA of Los Angeles
Edmund D. Edelman Children's Court, 201 Centre Plaza Drive, Monterey Park, CA 91754, US
CASA of Los Angeles mobilizes community volunteers to advocate for children who have experienced abuse and neglect.
For 40 years, CASA/LA has been the only organization in Los Angeles providing court-appointed advocates to children in foster care to help them navigate not only the trials of the courtroom, but also the trials of a challenged childhood. Being a Court Appointed Special Advocate (CASA) is unlike any other volunteer opportunity. CASA volunteers become a critical part of a young person’s life; a stable, steadfast adult who cares about the child over the long term without ever being paid to do so.
CASA volunteers make a difference for children in foster care. Unlike most professionals, CASA volunteers are paired to work one-on-one with a child to ensure they have the services and support needed in the areas important to all children: a stable home, education, and healthcare. There are 30,000 kids in the foster care system in LA and many need the support of a CASA volunteer. Join us!
St. Cross Episcopal Church1818 Monterey BoulevardHermosa Beach, CA 90254
- Critical Thinking
- People Skills
- Problem Solving
- Relationship Building
- Verbal / Written Communication
- People 55+
- Background Check
- Must be at least 21
- Orientation or Training
- Approximately 15 hours per month
- Ability to visit child at least once per month, wherever they are placed in Los Angeles County