CASA of West Texas was recently awarded $7,500 from the Texas Bar Foundation for their Traveling for the Advocacy of Children Across Texas project. Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA) of West Texas recruits, trains, and supports committed volunteers appointed by a judge to advocate for abused and neglected children in the foster care system.
This was the second grant CASA of West Texas has received from the Texas Bar Foundation, based in Austin. Since its inception in 1965, the Texas Bar Foundation has awarded more than $20 million in grants to law-related programs. Supported by members of the State Bar of Texas, the Texas Bar Foundation is the nation’s largest charitably-funded bar foundation.
The grant will be used to make visits required to children placed outside of our service area. By making more visits, our volunteers and staff will be able to better build relationships in order to provide better advocacy for the foster children we are appointed to serve. CASA of West Texas serves foster children in seven Permian Basin counties, including Midland, Andrews, Howard, Dawson, Martin, Gaines, and Glasscock Counties.
If you would like to donate to CASA, or want more information on becoming a volunteer, please call the CASA of West Texas office at 432-683-1114 or visit www.casawtx.org.