We at New Mexico Kids Matter recruit, train and support Child Advocate Volunteers who advocate for children in foster care.
THE CURRENT NEED IN 2018
1,100 Children in Foster Care in Bernalillo County
100 Child Advocates with New Mexico Kids Matter
250 Foster Children served
We are working hard to serve twice as many foster children by growing our volunteer base.
A Child Advocate, Court Appointed Special Advocate or CASA, are volunteers that are trained by our organization to advocate for the best interests of foster children.
LEARN WITH OTHERS
Training to become a Child Advocate is flexible and convenient in a group setting in our offices and through online instruction that you can complete at your own pace.
You will learn more about foster children in New Mexico and how to help them.
Our Child Advocates shared their story for you to get a better understanding about the value of our program from their unique perspectives.
ADVOCATE FOR CHILDREN
Upon completion of your training you will be sworn in by a judge and then have the opportunity to choose the children you would like to work with by reviewing their cases.
You then have the opportunity to get to know the child and advocate for them in all areas of their life.