"CASA is a child's voice in dependency court, providing advocacy, stability, and hope to children who have been abused, neglected, or abandoned."
Court Appointed Special Advocates
of Santa Cruz County
As many as 600 local children each year live in the Santa Cruz County dependency system because of parental abuse or neglect. Each day they face uncertainty and trauma, their lives a sea of ever-changing professionals who –although well-meaning- are nonetheless strangers; police, social workers, foster parents, therapists, judges, lawyers and many others.
This is where CASA steps in. For more than 200 of these children each year, one person is consistently there; a caring person whose focus is solely on them, a person whose reassuring presence does not change; the child's volunteer CASA Advocate. Read more.
It’s never too early to save the date For Imagine! 2013 – Plan now to join us September 29th for a fun-filled afternoon of delicious food, wine, and wonderful auction items at Chaminade, all to support CASA.
Click here. More details to come!
Just by joining our Facebook community you can help connect our children with resources. Stay connected with the cause we love; CASA and our children in foster care.
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Can we talk?
Invite CASA to make a presentation to your group or workplace! CASA speakers share insight into our local system of foster care, the children whose lives are affected, and how CASA and our great volunteers are making a difference. We'd love to come visit you!
Click here to submit your speaker request.
Next volunteer training:
Congratulations to CASA’s
newest class of graduating Advocates!
Learn more at an information session
for location and to RSVP.
Read true stories of our Advocates and children.
May is National Foster Care Month...
You Can Change a Life!
Each May, National Foster Care Month provides an opportunity to shine a light on the experiences of the more than 380,000 children and youth under 18 in the foster care system. The campaign raises awareness about the urgent needs of these young people and encourages citizens from every walk of life to get involved – as foster or adoptive parents, volunteers, mentors, employers or in other ways. With the help of dedicated people, many children and teens in the foster care system will either reunite safely with their parents, be cared for by relatives or be adopted by loving families.
Click ‘Ways to Get Involved’ to learn about the many ways to be involved with CASA, now in our 21st year serving children in Santa Cruz County.
Running the Wharf to Wharf this year?
Do it as a proud member of Team CASA!
Make your run count for kids in foster care.