CHANGE A CHILD’S STORY
We believe that every child in our community deserves the fundamental right to grow up in a safe and loving environment.
Therefore, our purpose is to ensure that every abused and neglected child that ends up in foster care in Eddy County, through no fault of their own, has that same opportunity.
We are Court Appointed Special Advocates, a volunteer-powered network of committed people–from all walks of life–who believe society has a fundamental obligation to these children. In advocating for an abused or neglected child, you give that child a voice–and a chance for a better life.
CASA Receives Grant
Eddy County CASA receives national grant to raise awareness of Eddy County’s most vulnerable children
Eddy county – January 22, 2020 – Eddy County CASA has been awarded a $22,900.00 Recruitment and Awareness grant from the National Court Appointed Special Advocate/Guardian ad Litem (CASA/GAL) Association for Children. Funds will be used to tailor a national public awareness campaign about child abuse and neglect for local markets, and to distribute the campaign.
There are nearly 950 CASA/GAL programs nationwide, including 45 state offices, that recruit, train and support volunteers who advocate in court for the best interests of children who have experienced abuse or neglect. Their advocacy enables judges to make the most well-informed decisions for each child.
National CASA/GAL has developed a broad-based national campaign, “Change a Child’s StoryTM.” It is distinguished from other campaigns in that its messaging is told from the point of view of children who have experienced abuse or neglect. The campaign shows the importance to these children of having a volunteer by their side to advocate for their best interests.
In Eddy county, the campaign will run January 2020 through September 2020 on social media, on billboards, on radio stations, and at local events).
April 2020 Contributors
State of NM 5th Judicial District
United Way of Eddy County
Altrusa International Club
George & Nancy Brantley
National CASA Grant
Nuclear Waste Partnership, LLC
United Way of Eddy County Covid 19 Grant