At any given time, there are about 500 children in the Santa Clara County foster care system.
Every one of these children has experienced trauma in the form of abuse, neglect and/or abandonment.
Every one of these children deserves to have a Court Appointed Special Advocate (CASA) Volunteer.
You can have an impact
Serinity’s Story: Homeward Bound
Serinity is a former foster youth who first entered the dependency court system over a decade ago. This is a full account of her experience—written in her own words, captured with real photos and fully encapsulated in a poem she wrote while in foster care.Read full story
Meet Our Advocates: Rob Ortega
This Hispanic Heritage Month, we’re celebrating CASA Volunteer Rob Ortega and sharing how his heritage and understanding of Hispanic culture have allowed him to deepen his connections with his foster youth.Read full story
Meet Our Advocates: Kristin Taylor
Kristin Taylor’s professional background uniquely informs her ability to support her youth academically and socially, and this month we’re doing a deep dive into her advocacy journey.Read full story
Meet Our Advocates: Anuja Burns
A chance encounter changed Anuja Burns’ life when a candidate she was interviewing mentioned being a CASA. Now we’re shining the spotlight on her and sharing how tenacity, resourcefulness and leading with joy contribute to her work SHOWING UP for foster youth.Read full story
Meet Our Advocates: Ehi Oiyemhonlan
In honor of Foster Care Awareness Month, we are featuring Court Appointed Special Advocate (CASA) Volunteer, Ehi Oiyemhonlan, for his exceptional work SHOWING UP for foster youth.Read full story
Achieving Milestones Through Advocacy
Court Appointed Special Advocate Volunteer, Letty, goes above and beyond to advocate for 4 year old, Olivia.Read full story
Ready to Advocate: Yuriko’s Advocacy Journey
Yuriko Shotter shares her experience as a Court Appointed Special Advocate for a foster child.Read full story
Teen to NMD & Everything in Between
Sabrina Martire shares her experience as a Court Appointed Special Advocate for a foster youth turned NMD.Read full story
A Powerful Voice for a Child
Court Appointed Special Advocate, Karen, SHOWS UP for 5 year old, Ava.Read full story
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