June is LGBTQ Pride Month
Did you know that LGBTQ foster youth are over-represented in foster care? 30% of LGBTQ youth report physical abuse at the hands of a family member after coming out.
For the LGBTQ foster youth who has experienced physical, emotional or sexual abuse, the supportive role of the Court Appointed Special Advocate (CASA) volunteer is crucial to that child’s mental health and well-being.
Child Advocates is proud of the work our volunteers do every day in Silicon Valley. We are proud of the welcoming way they help foster children navigate their lives, relationships, orientations, gender identities and gender expressions. And we are proud of the commitment our board, staff, and volunteers have made to not only being welcoming, but always striving to do better. These children and youths deserve our very best.