May is National Foster Care Month

May is National Foster Care month, dedicated to all children in the U.S. foster care system. National Foster Care month provides awareness to help repair a system that is plagued with shortages nationwide. Many children enter foster care with little to no belongings, and have suffered the effects of abuse or neglect. There is a nationwide shortage of foster parents and stipends that do not always cover the essentials for a growing a child.

With over 400,000 children in foster care at any given time, and a new child placed into care every 2 minutes, the need for support services, essential items, and foster parents is at an all-time high. Foster children battle with startling statistics to overcome and need the support of our communities across the county. National Foster Care month shines a light on these children and points us all in the direction of solutions.

 

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Thank You Range Resources Corporation

CASA for Kids, Washington expresses our gratitude to Range Resources Corporation for their recent contribution to fund our Range Resources Technology Library.

With the funds, we were able to purchase three laptops, software, an ID badge maker, and an Apple TV. These technology upgrades will allow us to train and support our volunteers more efficiently. We are proud to have Range Resources as a community partner of CASA for Kids, Washington.

 

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CASA for Kids, Washington 20 Years of Advocacy 

Following the death of a young abused and neglected child in 2002, a feasibility study was conducted by a group of concerned citizens, child welfare agencies, and juvenile court judge, the Honorable Katherine B. Emery to ensure that the voice of the child is heard in the courtroom. Judge Emery recognized a need for an “objective fact-finder for the court” who would focus on the needs and wishes of the child.  That fact finder would make recommendations as to the best interests of the child, thus helping the court make more informed decisions.

 

 

Winter 2022 Volunteer Class

Congratulations to our Winter 2022 Volunteer Class. These individuals were officially sworn-in as Court Appointed Special Advocates by the Honorable Judge Traci McDonald, on March 4th. We are so grateful for their dedication and commitment to our organization.

The next training session begins September 7th.