The Cape Fear Guardian ad Litem Association
On average, one child a day is taken from a dangerous home and placed into foster care in New Hanover and Pender counties alone. Each of these cases goes to family court, which attempts to determine the safest and most beneficial course of action for the child. Each of these children is assigned a Guardian ad Litem, a trained volunteer who collaborates with attorneys and professionals to determine the child's best interest. Many of these children end up in permanent foster care, where they receive basic necessities and often the familial love which they need for healthy development...but the job of the Guardian ad Litem doesn't stop there.
That's where the Cape Fear Guardian ad Litem Association (CFGALA) comes in. The CFGALA is a group of Guardian ad Litems who go above and beyond their calling to raise funds for children to attend summer camp, receive tutoring, learn the arts, and more. The Cape Fear Guardian ad Litem Association attempts to improve the quality of life for protected foster children by providing them with more than the bare necessities, and in the process the CFGALA hopes to expand their horizons and future opportunities.
Learn more about the Cape Fear Guardian ad Litem Association here. View their schedule of upcoming events, send them your words of support, and perhaps even consider making a donation if possible.