THE CURRENT NEED IN 2019
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.
What is the impact?
National CASA reports that children with CASA advocates are more likely to receive therapy, health care and education, more likely to do better in school, less likely to be bounced from one place to another, less likely to get stuck in long-term foster care and significantly more likely to reach safe, permanent homes.
A CASA volunteer is often the child’s only link to maintaining family connections and can be instrumental in identifying family members as temporary or permanent placement options.
Most importantly, children themselves report that they know and can rely on their CASA advocate.
For volunteers, CASA is a life-changing experience that makes our community a better place.