KEYSER - Child Abuse in Mineral County is on the rise. The past three years in Mineral County have ended with an increase in the number of children being abused and/or neglected.

KEYSER - Child Abuse in Mineral County is on the rise. The past three years in Mineral County have ended with an increase in the number of children being abused and/or neglected.
So far in 2019, there has already been an astonishing increase in the numbers as they continue rising, with an average of five new children who have been abused and/or neglected each month.
Mineral County Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA) continues to be a voice for these children during the hardest time in their young lives. CASA volunteers stand up for the best interests of children who have been abused or neglected. Appointed by judges, they speak up for the child’s needs in the courtroom and community.
CASAs are specially trained volunteers who live in the community in which they serve. These volunteers come from all walks of life and share a core belief that every child deserves to be safe, treated with dignity, and allowed to thrive in the embrace of a loving family. They are people who have stepped up to make a difference for a child that has been abused and/or neglected.
With a Court Appointed Special Advocate (CASA) volunteer dedicated to their case, America’s most vulnerable children will have someone speaking up for their best interests. With the support of a CASA, children spend less time in foster care and are given the opportunity to have a forever home.
As a non-profit organization, Mineral County CASA relies on the support of the community to be able to serve 100 percent of the cases appointed to them in the 21st Circuit Court.
They need everyone to come out and support their fourth annual BINGO for CASA at Brookedale Farms on April 14, 2019. This year will include vendors such as Sgaggero Event Planning, Traveling Vineyards, Keep Collective, Paparazzi, Magic Shop Candles and more.
Join them at this event and learn more about CASA’s mission, where you fit in, and/or just come have fun! Doors to the Stadell at Brookedale Farms open at 1 p.m., allowing time for participants to shop with special guest vendors before the games begin at 2:30 p.m. The afternoon will consist of straight bingo games, quickies and so much more. There are variety of prizes thanks to caring business owners and community residents.
One hundred percent of the BINGO proceeds will go to Mineral County CASA helping to ensure that the organization is able to continue giving abused and neglected children of Mineral County a fighting chance for a safe, happy, and forever home.
For more information, please call Mineral County CASA at 304-788-0068.