June is National LGBTQ+ Pride Month

It is a time to celebrate the unique experiences, challenges, and resiliency of LGBTQ+ youth in foster care. It serves as a reminder of our commitment to advocating for the rights and well-being of all youth.

According to the Human Rights Campaign, one of every 3 youth in foster care is LGBTQ+ and they report higher rates of mistreatment while in care, more placement disruptions, and a higher likelihood of placement in a facility instead of a family home.

CASA volunteers have a unique opportunity and responsibility to ensure that LGBTQ+ youth in foster care are seen, heard, and supporting. By understanding the specific needs and challenges faced by this population, volunteers can advocate more effectively and compassionately on their behalf. 

For more information on how you can become a volunteer go to www.casaforthekids.org