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EVENT DATE: Saturday, July 23, 2022
LOCATION: The Thatcher Building | 503 North Main Street, Pueblo, CO 81003
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Why we need you!
Because, NOW, more than ever before, kids are hurting and need our help!
CASA provides children who have been removed from the home, due to abuse or neglect, with a CASA volunteer to serve as their mentor and voice in court as the most loving and permanent home is determined – as quickly as possible! CASA has an increasingly critical role to ensure eyes are on our kids , especially as families experience the secondary impacts of COVID-19 – job loss, depression, suicide, drug and substance abuse. Since March, reports show a 31 percent increase in child physical abuse cases and 61 percent increase in infant cases with prenatal drug exposure. Your support helps us recruit additional volunteers to protect Pueblo’s most vulnerable children and help them find a loving home. Make a difference in the life of a child who is hurting - donate, or consider joining as a featured CASA Community Rapeller.
Why are we going Over the Edge for CASA Kids?
Motivated by the fear and anxiety faced by our CASA kids, we face our own fears of going "Over the Edge" to help bring awareness and educate the public about the fears and challenges faced by our youth everyday. Our CASA kids come to us having been removed from the home due to abuse and/or neglect, experiencing some major trauma in their life that is unimaginable to most. Many have witnessed or experienced physical and sexual abuse; some have lost parents to drugs and addictions; many are homeless, having moved home to home because of a wandering or absent parent. Our CASA "Volunteer Heroes" are appointed by the courts to keep eyes on our kids placed in foster care, advocate for their overall health and well-being, and serve as their voice in court as a loving and safe home is determined. Our goal is to ensure our kids do not become a victim of the system a second time, by becoming lost in an already burdened foster welfare system. Since 2002, CASA of Pueblo has served nearly 3,000 our youth.
More About CASA of Pueblo:
CASA of Pueblo serves children ranging in age from 0-18 involved in Dependency and Neglect court actions because of allegations of abuse and/or neglect. CASA volunteers have to be specially trained to identify safety and risk factors that lead to child abuse and neglect. CASA volunteers work with children who have special needs or disabilities and are also trained in the areas of cultural competence and working with families who have elements of substance abuse, domestic violence, poverty, etcCASA is a vital program making an impact in reducing child abuse and neglect in our communities and helping to move children out of the system and into safe permanent homes faster and with fewer foster placements. It has been established that the intervention of a support system or support individual can make the difference in the life of the child and affect positive change for the future.
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