For decades, Child Advocates of San Antonio has worked with some of the most vulnerable children in the community by acting as their eyes and ears out of the courtroom.
On our 35th year anniversary they have kicked off a $5 million Capital Campaign to secure funds for new Headquarters on the southeast side of San Antonio with room for more volunteers. “We’ve been working behind the scenes to make this happen for well over a year and as you can see, our current training facility, we have outgrown [it] and to meet the community needs and serve more children, we have to move to a bigger place,” President and CEO Marina Gonzales said. However, CASA is in search for more volunteers who are bilingual due to high rate of Hispanic children being advocated for.
Learn more on how to become a volunteer https://www.casa-satx.org/become-an-advocate/
The mission of Child Advocates San Antonio (CASA) is to recruit, train, and supervise court-appointed volunteer Advocates who provide constancy for abused and neglected children and youth while advocating for services and placement in safe and permanent homes.
The efforts of CASA’s volunteer Advocates help ensure Bexar County’s foster children are receiving the necessary medical, developmental and educational attention they need. Our goal for this fiscal year mirrors our past success, with a minimum of 95% of children served being impacted specifically because of the work and dedication of their volunteer.
As it becomes increasingly difficult for the courts and social workers to make the system work for families and children, judges continue to appoint CASA to as many cases as possible. Now more than ever, they are relying on our Advocates’ independent and impartial recommendations to speak to the needs and best interests of the child. CASA volunteers are essential because they provide valuable information and insight about each individual child, helping to ensure that they do not “fall through the cracks” or simply become another statistic in the often times generational cycle of abuse.
406 San Pedro Ave.
San Antonio, TX 78212
Monday – Friday 9:00 a.m. -5:00 p.m.