CASA CTA Hosts Casino Night in Erath County
CASA for the Cross Timbers Area announces the return of its annual Casino Night Friday, August 6 at the Big Red Barn in Stephenville. Doors open at 6:30 p.m., gaming ends at 10:30 p.m.
“We are so excited to be able to host an in-person fundraiser again,” said executive director Mindy Wooley. “Last year was tough on everyone in the non-profit sector as we rely heavily on events such as these to fund necessary trainings and other programs. Being able to put on this event is a huge blessing for our CASA program.”
Each year, hundreds of children in our counties are confirmed victims of child abuse and neglect. These children have experienced terrible trauma, and their lives are turned upside down. Child Protective Services takes legal responsibility for them, and may place them in a foster home or other facility. Due to too few foster homes, siblings are often split up into different places. Children are rarely able to stay in their own schools, day cares, or communities. Everything they have know is gone. Through no fault of their own, these abused children have become a part of an overburdened child welfare system. They deserve a voice in the courtroom. They need a CASA volunteer.
Our volunteers come from all walks of life. Some are retired, some are just starting out in their careers. Some have backgrounds in the criminal justice system, child welfare and social work. Some have no experience at all.
CASA for the Cross Timbers Area recruits, trains and empowers a group of community volunteers who advocate for children in the child welfare system. Our program is dedicated to providing the most innovative training and ongoing support for our CASA advocates or Court Appointed Special Advocates.
“I personally want to thank everyone who stepped up to sponsor our event,” said Wooley. “We have such great supporters and friends of the program. Without them, we could not provide the level of training and support needed to ensure our volunteers are prepared to advocate for a child and family.”
CASA Casino Night is SOLD OUT, however, the program is looking for prizes as well as silent auction items. If you would like to donate an item, please contact Mindy Wooley at firstname.lastname@example.org.
CASA for the Cross Timbers Area serves four counties – Bosque, Eastland, Erath, Hamilton – and over 100 children each year. If you would like to become a CASA Advocate or learn more about our requirements, complete our volunteer application or visit our website. CASA for the Cross Timbers Area is a proud partner agency of Erath County United Way.