Contact Us

CASA and LHUCA Help Raise Awareness of Kids in Foster Care [Audio]

CASA of the South Plains, Facebook

Wednesday on Lubbock’s First News, Melissa Pierce, Special Events and Marketing Coordinator of Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA), talked about what happens when kids outgrow the foster care system.

May is National Foster Care Awareness Month. To take part, the LHUCA Firehouse Theater will show a free screening of From Place to Place, a documentary about growing up in the foster care system. After the film, the audience will have a chance to meet with local young adults who aged out of the system. The film will be shown Saturday, May 10, at 7 p.m.

Pierce said, “We are going to visit with people about CASA and what we do and let them know that we are advocates and not foster care and what they can do to be a part of the training that starts on May 22nd.” CASA is an organization that assigns trained volunteers to represent foster care children in court. Often, children may not be capable of representing themselves or may need help communicating their needs and wants. These volunteers can also help these kids make the transition out of the system and take advantage of the free college tuition offered by the state. However, only 2% of kids currently take advantage of this opportunity.

Get more information online from or contact Melissa Pierce at (806)763-2272 or

Listen to the full interview:

Audio clip: Adobe Flash Player (version 9 or above) is required to play this audio clip. Download the latest version here. You also need to have JavaScript enabled in your browser.

Or listen on your mobile device: KFYO LFN Melissa Pierce May 07 2014 //

Best of KFYO

Recommended For You

Best of the Web

Leave a Comment

It appears that you already have an account created within our VIP network of sites on . To keep your personal information safe, we need to verify that it's really you. To activate your account, please confirm your password. When you have confirmed your password, you will be able to log in through Facebook on both sites.

Forgot your password?

*Please note that your prizes and activities will not be shared between programs within our VIP network.

It appears that you already have an account on this site associated with . To connect your existing account just click on the account activation button below. You will maintain your existing VIP profile. After you do this, you will be able to always log in to using your original account information.

*Please note that your prizes and activities will not be shared between programs within our VIP network.

Please fill out the information below to help us provide you a better experience.

(Forgot your password?)

Not a member? Sign up here

Sign up for KFYO Advisory Board quickly by connecting your Facebook account. It's just as secure and no password to remember!

Sign up to have exclusive KFYO Advisory Board contests, events, coupons, presales, and much more delivered to you for FREE.