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CASA of Tarrant County Hosts “Pinwheels Project” and “Coffee with CASA” in Arlington, Azle, Mid-cities/NRH, Fort Worth, and Southlake this April

Did you know that Tarrant County has the 3rd highest confirmed number of cases of abuse and neglect in Texas?  However, everyone can make a difference, no matter how big or small, during Child Abuse Prevention Month with CASA of Tarrant County.  CASA (Court Appointed Special Advocates) of Tarrant County is an organization of volunteer advocates who stand up on behalf of abused and neglected children because they want them to have a brighter future, more hopeful than their past. The organization is hosting multiple programs, Pinwheels Project and Coffee with CASA, to increase awareness and raise money to continue the support of abused and neglected children throughout Tarrant County specifically in Arlington, Azle, Bedford, Fort Worth, North Richland Hills, and Southlake.

PINWHEEL PROJECT

CASA of Tarrant County is working throughout April to raise awareness and share the important impact of local communities through its “Pinwheels Project.” Throughout April the community is invited to view several outdoor installations of the blue pinwheels, each signifying a child served by CASA of Tarrant County last year at notable locations throughout Tarrant County including: 

Arlington 

  • April 10-26: Levitt Pavilion, 100 W Abram St., Arlington, Texas 76010 

Azle 

  • April 1-30: Azle Lions Club,412 Commerce St, Azle, Texas 76020

  • April 1-30: Tater Club Learning Center, 340 W. Main St, Azle, Texas 76020 

  • April 1-30: Reata West Apartments,1133 Boyd Rd, Azle, Texas 76020

Fort Worth

  • April 8-12:  Southwest Fort Worth Library, 4001 Library Ln, Fort Worth, Texas 76109 

HEB-Midcities/North Richland Hills 

  • April 1-14: North Richland Hills Library,9015 Grand Ave, North Richland Hills, Texas 76180

  • April 1-30: Bedford YMCA, 2801 Forest Ridge Dr, Bedford, Texas 76021 

Southlake 

  • April 1-12: Southlake Town Square, 285 Grand Ave, Southlake, Texas 76092

COFFEE WITH CASA

In addition to its Pinwheel Project throughout DFW, CASA will host multiple “Coffee with CASA” and Information Sessions for the public throughout the month. At “Coffee with CASA,” meet members of CASA and learn more about the organization during the come-and-go experience. Those wanting to get more involved as a volunteer with CASA can attend one of the many convenient Information Sessions. 

Arlington

  • April 17: 8:30 am -10:00 am - Coffee with CASA at Inclusion Coffee, 101 E Abram St #110, Arlington, Texas 76010

Fort Worth  

  • April 9: noon - Information Session at the Southwest Fort Worth Library, 4001 Library Ln, Fort Worth, Texas 76109 

  • April 9: 8:30 am -10:30 am, Coffee with CASA at Love Local | Coffee + Art Shop, 4612 SW Loop 820, Fort Worth, Texas 76109

  • April 12: 8 am -10 am, Coffee with CASA at Casa Azul Coffee, 300 W Central Ave, Fort Worth, Texas 76164

H-E-B Midcities / North Richland Hills 

  • April 23: 12:30 pm - Information Session at the Bedford YMCA, 2801 Forest Ridge Dr, Bedford, Texas 76021 

Southlake 

  • April 3: 8:30 am -10:30 am, Coffee with CASA at Jane Southlake,1151 E Southlake Blvd #390, Southlake, Texas 76092

Friday, April 5 is also nationally recognized as “Go Blue Day,” so CASA asks to show your support for Child Abuse Prevention Month by wearing blue. #goblueday.

BECOME A CASA VOLUNTEER

Unfortunately there are so many more abused and neglected children in Tarrant County that still need assistance, but many more CASA volunteers are needed to make this happen. This April consider stepping up to make a difference by becoming a CASA volunteer. Training and support are provided to all volunteers. 

To learn more about these events, the services provided by CASA, or volunteering for CASA (volunteer child welfare advocate),visit SpeakUpForAChild.org.

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About CASA of Tarrant County

CASA (Court Appointed Special Advocates) of Tarrant County is an organization of volunteer advocates who stand up on behalf of abused and neglected children because they want them to have a brighter future, more hopeful than their past. Tarrant County has the third-highest confirmed number of cases of abuse and neglect in Texas. From helping siblings find permanent placement together, to finding a child a stable home with a relative, to uncovering positive information that helps a loving family reunite, to something as simple but yet important to that child as ensuring that their shoes are not too tight for their feet, volunteer Advocates make incredible differences in the lives of children. Currently CASA of Tarrant County has more than 400 active volunteers who come from all walks of life, however, there are still about 500 kids each year who are left waiting for a CASA, because there aren’t enough volunteers to meet the demands of the child welfare system. Visit SpeakUpForAChild.org to learn more and sign up to make a difference in a child’s future.