A Message for This Holiday Season
Right now, children in foster care across North Georgia are asking, “When will I go home?” Whether “home” means the loving embrace of their biological parents, relatives, or an adoptive family. The waiting is excruciating, and it’s a heavy burden for a child to carry alone.
You can help bring light to these children’s lives. Our highly trained court-appointed special advocate (CASA) volunteers will stay by a child’s side, fight for their best interests and help them find the road home as quickly as possible, wherever it lies.
We’re working alongside our already 90+ volunteers to empower them as they serve over 350 children to give them hope—hope for a resolution to their case, for better things in 2020, and for a permanent home.
What is Enotah CASA for Children?
Every day in this country, 1,900 children become victims of abuse or neglect, and four of them will die. Every day. Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA) for Children is a network of community-based programs that recruit, train and support citizen-volunteers to advocate for the best interests of abused and neglected children in courtrooms and communities. Volunteer advocates—empowered directly by the Enotah, Juvenile court—offer judges the critical information they need to ensure that each child’s rights and needs are being attended to while in foster care.
Volunteers stay with children until they are placed in loving permanent homes. For many abused children, a CASA volunteer is the only constant adult presence in their lives.
In 2018, Enotah CASA volunteers donated over 7000 hours and drove over 66,000 miles to commit their time advocating for the best interests of 324 children. Our goal is to provide a volunteer advocate for every child who needs one.