Vegas Business Spotlight, the podcast that showcases the brightest minds and success stories from the bustling business scene in Las Vegas, recently featured Jenifer Page, President of Champions for Casa, in a captivating episode that highlighted the vital work being done in the nonprofit space. The episode shed light on the profound impact that Casa volunteers have on the lives of foster children and called on the local business community to raise awareness and get involved.
Champions for Casa, an extension of Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA), is dedicated to supporting the Casa Las Vegas program, which operates within the 8th Judicial Court system in Southern Nevada. The program aims to address the pressing issue of approximately 3,200 children living in foster care in the region. Despite the state law mandating that every child in foster care be assigned a Casa volunteer, there are currently only 300 volunteers available, leaving a significant gap in meeting the needs of these vulnerable children.
During the episode, Jenifer Page highlighted the urgent need for more volunteers and spoke passionately about the mission of Champions for Casa. “We are spreading awareness and encouraging community members to understand the magnitude of the issue and how they can make a difference,” said Page. “Champions for Casa focuses on recruiting and retaining volunteers to ensure that every child has the support they deserve.”
The podcast delved into the personal experiences of a Casa volunteer named Mark (name changed for confidentiality), who, at the age of nine, found himself placed in a foster home amid circumstances of abuse and neglect. With the support of his Casa volunteer, Mark received the attention and care that transformed his life. Jenifer Page shared Mark’s inspiring success story, highlighting the critical role played by Casa volunteers in providing stability, mentorship, and advocacy for children like Mark.
Recognizing the significant impact that businesses and entrepreneurs can have on the lives of foster children, Champions for Casa is actively seeking partnerships within the local business community. By becoming involved, business owners and entrepreneurs have the opportunity to make a lasting difference in the lives of foster children, providing them with essential guidance, support, and exposure to potential career paths.
Through strategic partnerships and funding, Champions for Casa aims to expand its recruitment efforts, raise awareness in the community, and secure resources to ensure every child in foster care is assigned a Casa volunteer. Donations and grants are instrumental in supporting these vital initiatives and making a lasting impact on the lives of vulnerable children.
As Vegas Business Spotlight continues to shine a light on the inspiring stories of businesses and entrepreneurs in Las Vegas, the episode featuring Jenifer Page and Champions for Casa serves as a reminder of the power of volunteerism and the transformational role it can play in the lives of foster children.
To learn more about Champions for Casa or to get involved as a volunteer or donor, please visit ChampionsForCasa.org
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