Amazing grant opportunity...but we can't do it without your help! CASA of Monterey County is participating in a grant-match fundraising challenge called “A Community Thrives” through the USA Today Network. The challenge runs March 18-April 12, 2019. If we raise $12,000 online (through the link below ONLY), we will be eligible to receive a Gannet
Big welcome to our most recent group of advocates who were sworn in yesterday, February 26,2019. We are so happy you joined our team, and look forward to supporting you all as you begin your journey with your CASA child! For a stroll down memory lane, please see photos of our past Advocate Swear-Ins HERE!
Under our Resource tab, you'll find current scholarships posted under Youth Guide/Education. Don't wait long, these do have deadlines. Check them out to see if these great opportunities might apply to your CASA kid!
In the midst of the nation’s political fights over border security and a chaotic asylum and immigration situation that dominates the headlines, children are suffering. While this struggle continues, 77,000 children continue to be in California's foster care system each year. Unlike the asylum-seeking families and their children put in custody by the U.S. government,
Wonderful news! A CASA of Monterey County assisted DACA Application has been approved, CASA of Monterey County’s first! In 2018, one of our Monterey County youth was placed in the Monterey County foster care system due to extreme abuse. Within five months of entering the system, her DACA status expired. Assigned a CASA, the youth’s
It's that time of year again, we are preparing our Gift of Giving event for local foster children. Please see our EVENTS page for more details. Also, we are in need of more volunteers to help host the Gift of Giving store, so please let us know if you might have a few hours
Please join us in congratulating and welcoming our newest Court Appointed Special Advocates. Congratulations class of fall 2018. We have a community of support that enables us to recruit, train and support volunteer CASAs for foster youth, including our Board of Directors, funders, individual donors, training facilitators, current and past CASAs who spread the
Friday, November 16, Paramount Pictures will release INSTANT FAMILY, starring Mark Wahlberg and Rose Byrne (cast also includes Tom Segura, Tig Notaro, Octavia Spencer, Joan Cusack...and more!!!). The movie is based on the real-life experiences of director Sean Anders and his wife, who adopted three children out of foster care. Paramount has done a considerable