Court Appointed Special Advocates serves children who for their own protection, have been removed from their homes and placed in foster care. The unique one-on-one relationship that forms between the volunteer advocate and the child is often the one stable, relationship the child has. In a sea of social workers, attorneys, therapist, and caregivers, it is the courtís appointed volunteer who is a consistent and caring friend and advocate for the child.

A child is waiting for you! Today, many children are waiting for volunteer advocates of their own. The Child Protection Court Judge has appointed children to CASA for advocacy, but there simply not enough trained volunteers. We need your help to make a difference, one child at a time.

What does it take to be a volunteer? CASA volunteers are ordinary people, men and women, students, executives, retirees, and busy professionals who give their time and hearts to make an extraordinary difference for some Hidalgo Countyís most vulnerable children. We ask that each volunteer commits at least one year, is 21 years of age or older, and be able to advocate for the best interest of the child.

Join us, take a stand and become a COURT APPOINTED SPECIAL ADVOCATE. CASA will hold training on June 8. If you are interested in becoming a volunteer and/or supporter contact Ruth Garcia at 956-381-0346