It has been three months since CASA of Berks County's first swearing-in ceremony of 11 volunteers. Since March 8, 2016, 8 out of the 11 CASA volunteers have been actively serving and becoming a champion for 17 children who have suffered abuse and neglect in our community. Our volunteer advocates together have willingly donated roughly 230 hours of their time to fulfill the duties of a CASA volunteer and ensure the eminent right for these children to a safe, nurturing, and permanent home. Most recently, one of our volunteers received a grant on behalf of an older youth she is currently serving to assist in educational expenses. Our volunteers continue to seek out opportunities to present to the children they are serving to ensure they have the opportunity for a safe and positive future, one that allows them to become healthy, empowered adults and break the vicious cycle of abuse.
It is our belief that all children deserve a safe and nurturing home. Consider giving a child a voice and thus hope by becoming a CASA volunteer. For more information, contact Ashley@CASABerks.org.