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May 29, 2013 - 11:44am
Event Date and Time: 
June 4, 2013 - 5:00pm to July 30, 2013 - 8:00pm

We have a new Tuesday evening build for those who are unable to help out during the day and for those who have Saturdays full!!

We meet every Tuesday evening from 5p.m.- 8 p.m. right now at the Habitat Center 230 Ellicott St.  We need people to paint, tile, and organize and price items.( The old Christinas Building). This will be the home to our new RESTORE ( which will be open to the public soon!) 

 

October 13, 2009 - 9:56am

This program is supported by the NYS Office of Children and Family Services through the Genesee County Youth Bureau There are many ways in which individuals can become more active in their community, and one of the most satisfying ways is to find an organization you care about and volunteer your time.  Genesee County CASA for Children is a non-profit organization that advocates for abused and neglected children in our community.  By becoming a volunteer advocate, you would be giving a child a powerful voice during what can be daunting court proceedings in Family Court. 

A CASA advocate monitors court orders, maintains a relationship with the child or children invovled, makes reports and reccomendations to the court about safe, permanent placement of the child or chidlren, attends court proceedings, and gathers all case information to be reported back the the family court.

On average, after training, an advocate spends between 8 and 10 hours a month on their assigned case.  It has been shown that chidlren who have a CASA are more likely to be in safe, permanent homes, and have better opportunities for success later in life.  If you think CASA might be the organization that you would fit into, please don't hesitate.  Their are hundreds of children right here in Genesee County that are in need of a CASA.

Please contact Tara Pariso at (585) 344-2550 x 2331 or [email protected] for more information and application.

This program is supported by the NYS Office of Children and Family Services through the Genesee County Youth Bureau

 

 

Lets Be A Voice

Becoming a CASA (Court Appointed Special Advocate) advocate can make the difference in the life of a abused or neglected child.  Don't be afraid to stand up for change and for what is best for a child, they need you to be their strength. 

To learn more about CASA and for volunteer advocate application please contact Tara Pariso @ [email protected] or (585) 344-2550 EXT. 2331

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