“Big Country CASA advocates for the best interest of abused and neglected children in the court system through trained, community volunteers." Our purpose is to recruit, train and supervise community volunteers who advocate for foster children. These highly screened and trained individuals are assigned by the family court judge to cases that involve abused and neglected children who have been removed from their homes and are in the care of Child Protective Services (CPS). When children are removed from their homes for their own safety, it is a chaotic and confusing time in their lives. When facing new foster parents, attorneys, CPS workers and judges, the children need one constant face - a confidante - when they feel like they have no control. This volunteer is called a Court Appointed Special Advocate, or a CASA. CASA's overall goal is to help children find safe, permanent homes as soon as possible.
Dear Abilene Givers, WE NEED YOU! It’s difficult to ask for what we need when we cannot show you. The eyes are the window to the heart, yet we cannot show you these precious eyes. We are required to protect their identity, so we cannot show you the faces of the beautiful children we serve. If we could, you would know why WE NEED YOU. We cannot possibly tell you all of the heart-wrenching stories. If we could, you would know why WE NEED YOU. We cannot tell you all of these beautiful names or why their journey has landed them in foster care. If we could, you would know why WE NEED YOU.
We can tell you the numbers and pray this will help you see our NEED! There are 397 children currently in foster care in TAYLOR COUNTY. At this time, we are able to serve only 43% of them. We are growing; and with your help through #AbileneGives, we will be one step closer to serving all of these precious children who are in need of an advocate. Our goal with Abilene Gives is to raise $35,000, which will help us serve 75 additional children. Every child has a chance – it’s YOU!
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