The success of our future depends on the well being of our children, but in Montana they are among the most vulnerable in our communities. Statewide, the number of children entering foster care due to abuse or neglect in recent years has skyrocketed. In Yellowstone County, the number of children removed from their home has increased drastically from 182 in 2014 to nearly 600 in 2017, resulting in approximately 1,000 children currently in foster care. Despite the enormity of these statistics, our children are more than numbers, and each one deserves a voice.
You could be that voice by becoming a volunteer court appointed special advocate, with CASA of Yellowstone County. Our next new advocate training begins in March. Give us a call at 259-1233 or visit our website at yellowstonecasa.org to learn more about our upcoming information sessions and how you can make a difference in the life of an abused or neglected child.