Since its inception in 1965, the Texas bar Foundation has awarded more than $17 million in grants to law-related programs. Supported by members of the State Bar of Texas, the Texas Bar Foundation is the nation's largest charitably-funded bar foundation. On April 28, 2017, the Texas Bar Foundation awarded $5,000 to Brush Country CASA.
CASA or Court Appointed Special Advocates, is a non-profit organization who recruits, trains a supports community volunteers. CASA volunteers get to know a child and everyone involved in the child's life to speak up for their best interest while in the foster care system. CASA volunteers help to keep abused and neglected children safe until they find a permanent, forever home. Volunteers are not foster parents; they are a voice making a difference at a critical point in a child's life.
Brush Country CASA is grateful to the Texas Bar Foundation for their continued support. This grant will take us one step closer to reaching our goal of serving 100% of the children who are currently navigating through the foster care system alone.
You can make a difference! We are now seeking community volunteers in Brooks, Duval, Jim Wells, Kleberg and Kenedy Counties. There were 302 children in our service area in foster care in 2016 and the number continues to grow. To learn more about becoming a CASA volunteer, please contact Nicole Ortegon at 361.595.7233 or visit www.becomeacasa.org. Stand up for a child, so that they can stand a chance.