Meet Two CASA Volunteers
In Coweta, more than 75 volunteer advocates serve nearly 123 children. Every day more children enter the foster care system in our area and need a CASA volunteer.
Larry Andrews has been a CASA volunteer for five years."I encourage anybody who has a heart for vulnerable children to consider becoming a CASA volunteer; there isn't enough of us to go around".
Betsy Imes has been a CASA volunteer for eight years and said the experience has been eye-opening. "By investing in our foster children, we help them attain a better quality of life, which results in more contributing citizens in our community, versus repeating the generational cycle of poverty and substance abuse."
Excerpts from feature story, The Newnan Times-Herald, July 9, 2016; Kandice Bell, Reporter
After completing training, CASA volunteers are sworn in by Coweta Juvenile Court Judge Joseph Wyatt.
Training is both through an online forum and in-person classes.
Children in foster care need a voice. They need someone like you who can promote and protect their best interests. As a CASA, that voice can be yours. CASA is the only organization that enables volunteers to work directly with a foster child caught in a complex child protective system.
In Coweta, Heard and Meriwether Counties, there is always a need for additional CASA volunteers. Let’s provide an advocate for every foster child in this service area.
Your voice can be the one that brings a child a safe and permanent home. You can speak up for child victims of abuse, neglect or abandonment.
Volunteer with Coweta CASA, now.
AMANDA CAMP, Executive Director
JENI MEGE-SMITH, Volunteer Coordinator
JENNIFER HUNGERFORD, Volunteer Coordinator
MEGAN WILLIAMS, Volunteer Coordinator
Volunteer Training Classes
Next Training Class will be held October 13-November 17
- Classes are held every Thursday
Please contact our office if you are interested in volunteering.
Contact CASA for more information.