Advocates are needed to help abused and neglected children
Court Appointed Special Advocates, also known as CASA volunteers, are needed to help abused and neglected children in this community. The next class to train local citizens to become CASA volunteers will begin at 5 p.m. Sept. 11 at the main office of CASA of Seneca, Sandusky and Wyandot Counties, 21 Court St. in Tiffin.
“If someone told you that you could make a difference in a child’s life by volunteering only a few hours of your time each month, would you do it?” asked Tracie Cress, executive director of Court Appointed Special Advocates. “Abused and neglected children need individuals who love children, can listen well, can voice concerns, and believe every child deserves the right to be heard.”
Child abuse is an ongoing problem in our communities. In 2013, 209 children were helped by CASA volunteers in the three counties. CASA of Seneca, Sandusky and Wyandot Counties is a local nonprofit organization that recruits, screens, trains and supports volunteer citizens to advocate for the interest of abused and neglected children.
“We provide the training and all the support our volunteers need as child advocates,” Cress said.
To enroll in the next training session, call CASA of Seneca, Sandusky and Wyandot Counties in Tiffin (419) 448-1442, Fremont (419) 355-1442, and Upper Sandusky (419) 209-1442.