We’re sure to most that it must be unbelievable that cases of child abuse are still being experienced nowadays but unfortunately, it’s true. In 2021 alone, the Department of Children & Family Services received more than 45,000 statewide reports of child abuse or neglect and counted over 6,000 children in foster care. To soothe your mind a bit, we will say that over 1,700 of those children were reunited with their families and over 700 were adopted. While those numbers are something worth celebrating, there’s still work to be done.
Oftentimes, the children in our foster care system are subjected to court appearances. After what is already a traumatic experience, being at the hands of abuse, being alone in a courtroom can certainly prove to further the feelings of loneliness and fear. That’s where the Court Appointed Special Advocate of Terrebonne, or CASA of Terrebonne, Inc., steps in! This wonderful organization has made it its mission to “be an independent and objective presence in the courts to speak for the best interests of abused and neglected children in foster care in Terrebonne Parish.” Due to their efforts, the children in our community receive the support they need to assure their placement in a safe and long-lasting home.
The Hebert Agency believes wholeheartedly in the importance of HOME and in nurturing the children of our community – they are our future, after all! That’s why we’re committed to donating $10 on your behalf to CASA of Terrebonne, Inc. for every recommendation you send our way that receives a no-obligation quote. Together, we can assist in the happily ever afters of so many! Let’s do it!