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CASA speaks at the Exchange Club of Brunswick

Pictured from left to right Vice Pres. Randy Pifer, Pres. George Barnhill, Executive Director Cary Greenfield, Advocate Coordinator Rebekah Johnson, sec. Allen Phillips, Pres. Elect Mike Lynch

This weeks special guest and speaker at the Exchange club of Brunswick's weekly meeting was CASA Glynn. Cary Greenfield Executive director and Advocate Coordinator Rebekah Johnson told the club about CASA Glynn. The mission of CASA Glynn, Inc. is to recruit, train, and supervise volunteers from our community to advocate for the best interest of abused and neglected children.

CASA Glynn trains volunteers to advocate for children who have been abused and neglected. A CASA Volunteer is the VOICE of an abused child. Every year, more than 14,000 abused and neglected children in Georgia are in foster care because they are unable to live safely at home. In Glynn and Camden Counties alone we have between 200 and 250 children in foster care annually.

Make A Difference: Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA) is the only volunteer organization that empowers everyday citizens as appointed members of the court. In an overburdened social welfare system, abused and neglected children often slip through the cracks among hundreds of current cases. CASA volunteers can change that. Appointed by judges, CASA volunteers typically handle just one case at a time-and commit to staying on that case until the child is placed in a safe, permanent home. While others may come and go, CASA volunteers provide that one constant that children need in order to thrive.

You too can be a volunteer you call 912-264-448 or visit their website

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