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Alcovy CASA welcomes newest advocates

April 12, 2017 2:14 p.m.
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Alcovy CASA's newest advocates are honored in Newton County. Pictured are, from left: Penelope England, Michelle Williams, Honorable Judge Sheri Roberts, Tara Duckett, Ashelyn Branan and Kirk Eaton. (Submitted Photo | The Covington News)

COVINGTON, Ga. - Alcovy CASA, Inc. is happy to welcome aboard our most recently newly sworn in volunteer advocates in Newton County. These are individuals who have made a decision to invest in the tomorrow of a child in foster care.

To be a champion for children is to step outside of one’s own comfort zone and make a conscience decision to positively invade the life of a child that has been abused, neglected, and deprived of one of the world’s greatest gifts, compassion for their well-being. Those who volunteer to advocate and be a voice for a child in foster care have noticed that a need exists and they harbor within themselves that extra thing called time to invest in one child’s future.

When a child is removed from their home, they have been removed from all that they know. What they know may not be in their best interest. What they know may not be safe for them. And what they know is all that they know.

When that time comes that a child is removed, they are transitioned into a place of the unknowing. Who are these people taking me from my home? Where are they taking me? Where are they taking my mom? Why am I being placed in this stranger’s home? Why are my siblings being placed somewhere different? Why?

Alcovy CASA, Inc. serves Newton and Walton County. We currently serve approximately 300 children in both counties and are always seeking new advocates to join those determined to invest in our community. When many individuals consider volunteering, they convince themselves that they do not have the time because they are married, they have their own children, they are in school, they work full time, they work part time, or they just don’t have any time to give. I can assure you that even if you may feel the time you have to dedicate toward this organization is very minimal, the pathway that you create for a foster child is endless.

Alcovy CASA, Inc. welcomes you to drop by our office at 1124 Clark St., Covington, Georgia 30014, to learn about advocating for a foster child. Feel free to go to our website, www.alcovycasa.org. Email inquiries can be sent to alcovycasatrainer@aol.com or call 404-994-9191.

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