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Scholarships available!

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!

Media Release: Put Children First

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,

DACA Granted!

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

2018 Gift of Giving- Donations & Event Volunteers Needed!

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

Welcome Fall, 2018 Class of New CASAs!

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

Instant Family- Film opening Friday, November 16th!

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

Congratulations to the 2018 AgKnowledge Class XII!

Congratulations to Vicki and to the graduating 2018 AgKnowledge Class XII! The mission of AgKnowledge is to educate and enlighten the Class Fellows about the heritage, diversity, stewardship, complexity and interdependencies of Monterey County Agriculture, and to provide policy makers and community leaders the opportunity to "walk in the shoes of a farmer", to

November: National Adoption Awareness Month

According to the most recent AFCARS report of the 118,000 children and youth waiting to be adopted:  52% are male 48% are female 23% are African American 21% are Hispanic 44% are white Average age is 8 years old 11 % are between 15-17 years old Average time in foster care is 21 months At