How Floyd County CASA Champions Abused & Neglected Children
In the quiet corners of Rome, Georgia, a group of heroes fight silently for the most vulnerable members of our community: the abused and neglected children caught in the foster care system. These heroes are the Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASAs) of Floyd County, also known as Floyd County CASA, and their work is nothing short of extraordinary.
Imagine a child, lost and alone in a labyrinthine legal system, their voice unheard, their needs unseen. This is the harsh reality faced by countless children in foster care. But amidst the shadows, a flicker of hope emerges – the unwavering presence of a Floyd County CASA volunteer.
These volunteers are not social workers, lawyers, or judges. They are everyday people from our community, teachers, nurses, and retirees, all united by a single, powerful purpose: to be the voice for a child in need.
Meet Shemika Roberts and Karen Tovey, the passionate duo behind Floyd County CASA. Their dedication is infectious, and their belief in the power of advocacy is unwavering. They work tirelessly to recruit and train volunteers, navigate the complexities of the legal system, and most importantly, shower these vulnerable children with love and support.
Becoming a CASA is more than just filling out an application. It’s about opening your heart to a child who needs you most. The 40-hour training program equips volunteers with the knowledge and skills they need to be effective advocates. They learn to build relationships, gather information, and present compelling reports in court, ensuring the child’s needs are heard loud and clear.
But the impact of CASA goes far beyond the courtroom. These volunteers become a lifeline for children, a familiar face in a sea of uncertainty. They listen without judgment, offer a shoulder to cry on, and celebrate every small victory. They are the cheerleaders, the confidantes, the unwavering champions these children desperately need.
Sadly, the need for CASAs far outstrips the current number of volunteers. Every child deserves a voice, yet only 25% of cases in Floyd County have a CASA assigned. This is where you come in.
Whether you have a few hours a week or a lifetime of experience, there’s a place for you in Floyd County CASA. Share your story, your skills, and your compassion. Be the difference for a child facing unimaginable challenges.
Supporting CASA goes beyond volunteering. Donate, spread the word, and raise awareness. Every action, however small, ripples outward, creating a wave of hope for these vulnerable children.
Floyd County CASA is more than just an organization; it’s a movement. A movement of ordinary people doing extraordinary things, a testament to the power of compassion and the unwavering human spirit. Be the voice for a child. Be the light that shines in the darkest corners.
Because every child deserves a hero, and in Floyd County, those heroes wear the badge of CASA.
How Can You Get Involved
Volunteer: start the process by filling out this application to volunteer https://www.casafloydcounty.org/volunteerapplication
Donate: by visiting https://www.casafloydcounty.org/donate
Spread The Word by telling people about Floyd County CASA and be sure to follow them on Facebook https://www.facebook.com/FloydCASA
For more community resources check out: https://romegawithkids.com/resources/