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Tri-Co United Republican Women – April Meeting
April 25, 2017 @ 6:30 am - 8:30 pm
Welcome Tri-Co United Members & Guests
April is Child Abuse Prevention month and we have the pleasure of having Metoyer Martin, CASA Program Director of Child Advocates of Fort Bend as our speaker this month.
Twenty-five years ago, a small group of dedicated volunteers in Fort Bend County identified an enormous problem and would soon bring about vital change for children who were being abused. Children were languishing and falling through the cracks of the child welfare and legal systems and not getting the attention and help they so desperately needed. These visionary leaders responded by forming Child Advocates of Fort Bend in 1991 and opening a Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA) Program to provide a voice for children in foster care and ensure that their “best interests” were being served. With one child and a few volunteers, they launched what would eventually become one of the most respected nonprofit agencies in the country providing comprehensive services for all children who are victims of abuse or neglect.
Beginning with just one child and one program, their CASA and CAC programs have grown to serve over 400 children every month. Today, they are an umbrella agency providing a full range of services through these two nationally-affiliated programs. Last year, they served 1581 children and families. Since 1991, 14,000 children have benefitted from the services of Child Advocates of Fort Bend and 1038 volunteers have been trained and deployed to advocate for children.
Please join us to learn about some of the resources available in the area and to learn more about the need for CPS reform.
Meeting begins at 6:30 pm
Alicia’s Mexican Grille
25725 Katy Freeway
at I-10 and Pin Oak
We hope you can join us!