When School Bells Ring
School is in session and by now the routine is in place, pencils are out and little minds are eager to learn.
It just isn't so for every child.
When the school bells ring, dark secrets of abuse and neglect hidden during summer months come to light. The teachers, aides and others who see the children every day are mandatory reporters who know when to report to the appropriate authorities that a child needs help.
These professionals will be among the first to tell you how the numbers of children needing an Advocate have climbed to critical levels over the last several years. And each one of these children have a story. No fairy tales. Just the hard realization that there really are children who have lived in squalor, have been left alone for days, raped or born drug addicted. Advocates can help change the story-line. Guardians ad litem are trained to protect the rights of child(ren) and speak in their best interest to ensure that in the end the children are in a safe, loving and permanent home.
These children may be next door, down the street or in that nicely kept house just over there. Whoever and wherever they are, if they have been hurt by the very person who was supposed to protect them, they need an advocate. They need a voice. That could be you.
Contact us if you don't feel advocacy is your forte but you have other expertise to offer - we can always use extra hands/thoughts/ideas.
Join Us to Change Futures
Consider the gift of hope, family and futures. A safe, permanent home should be something a child expects, not dreams about. Whether you can give time or contribute monetarily, you will help support a child's future and contribute to keeping our community whole and healthy.
A one time gift or an automatic monthly or quarterly contribution supports guardians ad litem in their work advocating for children who cannot speak for themselves.
It's safe and easy to give online. And what better gift can you give than to make a donation in memory of a friend or family member? A special someone would be honored to have a part in protecting our children.
If you prefer you can send your contribution to:
325 2nd Ave N
Great Falls MT 59401
However you choose to give, your contribution helps CASA-CAN move closer to providing a guardian ad litem to every child in Cascade County who needs one. You will be a critical part of protecting our children.
Your company may have a matching gift program that will augment your contribution. Inquires can usually be made at the company's benefits office.