Mile High Magazine 11/13/2022 CASA

Guest: Leah Varnell Executive Directior CASA of Jefferson & Gilpin Counties Court Appointed Special Advocate (CASA), they train volunteers to be court appointed to cases of child abuse and neglect.  CASA ask their volunteers to stay with them for 18 months, which is the typical length of the case.  The Youth Alliance Housing Project is a new project that will offer a bridge between foster care and independence.  They will be able to house 30 youth who are aging out of the foster care system.  This program will provide wrap around services as they try to navigate in an adult world.  Once they get into housing the program will also help with financial literacy, how to manage their scheduled and also applying for jobs.  They are looking for sponsors that will help to furnish an apartment.  http://www.casajeffcogilpin.com/ 

Published: Monday, November 14, 2022   |   Runtime: 14:26