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Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA) are community volunteers, just like you, who stand up and speak out to help children and youth in foster care.

Our CASA program belongs to a network of 951 independent community-based programs that recruit, train and support citizen-volunteers to advocate for the best interests of abused and neglected children in courtrooms and communities.

CASA of Santa Cruz County currently serves over 270 children and youth annually - and the need doesn't go away.

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News & Events

CASA of Santa Cruz County recently welcomed new members to their Board of Directors, Linda Bixby, Matt Gianelli, Chris Sheehy, and Andrea Willy. The new members join a very committed and active Board led by Nancy Gordon, President; Chris Sheehy, Vice President; Phuong Mayer, Treasurer; and Sesario Escoto, Secretary.

Mark you calendars to join us on Tuesday, March 26 at Shadowbrook.
Be sure to let your server know you are Dining for CASA and 1/3 of your meal will be donated to support children and youth in foster care.
Call for reservations at 475-1511.

Thank you to everyone who joined us at the "For the Love of Children Luncheon" last week. And thank you so much to our sponsors: Bontadelli Farms, John Lehr, Janis Ost, Diane and Doug Deaver, Esther Sylvan, Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk, Bay Federal Credit Union, Plantronics Inc., Kaiser Permanente, ADR Services. We are stronger with your support!

CASA is selling these delicious hand-made organic chocolates and jars of local sage honey to support the CASA Children's Fund - it's not too late to get yours. $20 for a box of chocolates or $15 for an 8-oz jar of honey or 3 jars for $40. The Children's Fund empowers Advocates to purchase special items that enrich or just add normalcy to a CASA child's life. Please email Lyndsey if you want to purchase some goodies.

Have you been curious about CASA?
Come check out the house and learn more about what a volunteer Court Appointed Special Advocate does to help children and youth in our community.

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