January 2017 Around Town 1

CASA of the Roanoke Valley

Hollywood brought us Blindside, the movie, to tell the story of how an abused and neglected child can indeed live in a safe and healthy environment.

Hollywood does take artistic liberty with the story line, but with underlying truth. The truth is the Roanoke Valley has over 300 children in foster care.

The Children’s Trust Court Appointed Special Advocate (CASA) understands and respects every child’s right to live and thrive in a safe and healthy environment, where their needs are met.

CASA of the Roanoke Valley is a team of volunteers of The Children’s Trust to be a voice for a child and advocate for abused and neglected children whose permanent home is being decided.

Each CASA volunteer stands up for the rights of these children in our community, which accounts for only 30% of those in foster care.

CASA continues to reach out for volunteers to be a voice for children in our community and you too may have the opportunity by contacting Kristin Tadlock-Bell at 540.344.3579 or email Kristin.TadlockBell@ROACT.org.

We always appreciate a good ending to a movie, it makes us feel good; let’s show Hollywood how it is really done in the real world…in The Roanoke Valley. Visit: ROACT.org for more information.