By: Annalisa Ciro, Follow South Jersey Writer
BRIDGETON, N.J.– The Court Appointed Special Advocates of Cumberland, Gloucester, and Salem counties (CASA of CGS) will host a virtual information session via Zoom on May 31, 2022 at 6:00 p.m. The event will be led by CASA of CGS Salem County Advocate Coordinator Cara Zoppina and will cover an overview of the nonprofit organization, how you can make a difference in the lives of children in foster care as a CASA volunteer, and next steps to take towards changing a child’s story in your community with CASA.
“The upcoming info session is a great opportunity for anyone interested in learning more about our program and how you can change a child’s story in your community,” said Julia Shulzhenko, CASA of CGS Training and Outreach Coordinator.
Part of a nationwide network of CASA/GAL programs, CASA of CGS trains volunteers to advocate on behalf of the best interests of children who have experienced abuse or neglect throughout Cumberland, Gloucester, and Salem counties. While on a case, CASA volunteers advocate for the child they represent in every facet of their life and make recommendations to the court regarding the child’s best interests. Above all, CASA volunteers are steadfast, consistent presences for the children they serve, making sure they are safe and have the resources and connections they need to grow and thrive.
“CASA of CGS has children in each county that are waiting for that one special person to show that they are not forgotten in the foster care system,” said Zoppina. “You could be that one person in a child’s life that brings them hope!”
If you are interested in learning more about how to make a lifelong difference as a CASA of CGS volunteer in your community, email Cara Zoppina at firstname.lastname@example.org to receive the Zoom link for their upcoming information session.
CASA of CGS is always looking for more volunteers to grow their network of child advocates. Apply to become a CASA of CGS volunteer on their website at www.wespeakupforchildren.org. Stay up-to-date on all things CASA of CGS by following them on Facebook and Instagram.
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