Tear down this wall


MESA COUNTY, Colo. Abused children in Mesa County need a voice to keep them from falling through the cracks of the court and welfare system.

Court Appointed Special Advocates or "CASA" has constructed a visual representation of the disparity between victims and volunteers in the form of a wall made up of 175 paper dolls.

CASA hopes the community can rally behind young victims and piece by piece tear down the wall each time a child is assigned an advocate.

"CASA volunteers can speak very well about the benefits to being a CASA and the fulfillment that it gives them to see that they really have made a difference in the life of a child," says executive director, Janet Rowland. "That makes a ripple effect throughout our community for many years to come."

To volunteer, call 242-4191.

By volunteering to be a child's advocate you lend a voice to a youngster who really needs support during tough times.

There will be a volunteer orientation on May 1st.


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