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CASA volunteers needed

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There are many children in South Lake Tahoe who are in need of a special “voice.”

These are children who have been abused or neglected and have had no voice of their own to speak out about their pain and their needs.

Casa El Dorado, the South Lake Tahoe office, is offering a fall training class for adults interested in becoming Court Appointed Advocates. CASA volunteers can be a powerful voice in court for children. The class will be offered from 6 to 8:20 p.m. each Monday and Wednesday for six weeks beginning Sept. 22. Each person completing the training is then eligible to become a CASA.

CASA volunteers are appointed by a judge and advocate for a child’s best interest in court. Many of these children have been removed from their homes and are placed in foster care. The CASA volunteer is often the only consistent person in their life during a traumatic time, as an advocate, a mentor and a friend. CASA volunteers are truly making a difference in the lives of children.

The CASA program in South Lake Tahoe needs help. They have more children in need of a CASA than they have volunteers. People who have the special skills and experience that is needed, have a heart for children and a few hours of time can make a lifetime of difference for a child. They are asked to consider becoming a CASA volunteer.

For more information call Wendy David or Joy Rothchild at the CASA office, (530) 573-3072.


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