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Serving Children in Foster Care

LANCASTER, PA (05, 18, 2018) - May is National Foster Care Month. This month and throughout the year, Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA) of Lancaster County encourages all individuals and organizations to play a role in ensuring the safety and well-being of children. “May is a time to celebrate the important role that communities play in protecting children and strengthening families,” said Jessica Laspino, Executive Director. Community members can assist by becoming a foster parent or respite provider, volunteering, or becoming a mentor.

Nationally there are more than 400,000 children and youth in foster care, 15,000 in Pennsylvania. How can you support the care-givers of our nation's most vulnerable children and youth? One way is to volunteer as a Court Appointed Special Advocate in your community. CASAs are empowered by the courts to help ensure children find a safe, nurturing, and permanent home.

Ensuring that every child has a safe and permanent home should be one of our highest priorities as a Commonwealth, as too many children are feeling forgotten. CASAs are committed to making sure these children are not overlooked or ignored. In advocating for an abused or neglected child, you give that child a voice – and a chance for a better life.

Our goal is to provide a CASA for every child in foster care in need in Lancaster County by 2020, you can help! Please contact CASA at (717) 208-3280, visit our website www.casalancaster.org, or email casa@casalancaster.org, to learn more about how you can make a difference in the life of a child or youth in foster care.

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