MARCH MONTHLY MEETING
THE CASA PROGRAM: WHAT IS IT AND HOW CAN YOU BECOME INVOLVED?
Wednesday, March 30th
from 7:00 to 8:30pm
at the Athens Library
Executive Director of the Athens CASA/GAL Program, Jenny Stotts, Volunteer Coordinator, Tara Huffman and Social Work Intern and CASA advocate, Emily Fischer, will discuss the CASA program and how community members can become involved. The Athens CASA/GAL Program is an organization of ordinary people doing extraordinary work. Athens CASA recruits and trains community volunteers to serve as Court Appointed Special Advocates. CASAs are appointed by juvenile court to serve as Guardians Ad Litem in cases where children have experienced abuse, neglect or dependency. The CASA provides an objective assessment and recommendation to the court regarding the child’s best interests. There will also be discussion regarding recognizing signs and preventing child abuse and/or neglect as a community member.
All Birth Circle monthly meetings are co-sponsored by
the Athens County Public Library
MARCH PLAY GROUP
Thursday, March 3rd
Athens Library Children’s Section
Winter has arrived and we all need a reason to get out of the house, so come join us or two hours of fun and conversation every first Thursday of the month. All ages are welcome and we hope to see you there!
MARCH LOSS SUPPORT GROUP MEETING
Thursday, March 3rd
Central Avenue Church–73 Central Ave. in Athens
If you are in need of support because of a pregnancy loss or the loss of your child, you are welcome to join us every first Thursday of the month for the support group. These meetings are free and facilitated by a professional social worker. All family members, such as grandparents, siblings, aunts and uncles, as well as friends are welcome. Childcare is provided. Please let us know if you will be bringing any children so that we can provide enough supervision.
THE 8TH ANNUAL PREGNANCY AND BABY FAIR WILL BE ON SATURDAY, APRIL 23RD ALONGSIDE THE GREAT CLOTH DIAPER CHANGE–WOO! HOO!
If you would like more information about vending, volunteering, donating raffle items, etc. please contact Laura Post: firstname.lastname@example.org. We would love to see you there!
SUPPORT FAMILIES THROUGH THE BIRTH CIRCLE
If you would like to support the Birth Circle’s various programs and groups, which are always FREE and OPEN TO THE PUBLIC, including our Loss Resources, you can do so in several ways. You can learn more about these opportunities by following this link or by clicking on the “Support the Birth Circle” tab. We sincerely appreciate your contributions and generosity!