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Santa Clara County Celebrates 13th Annual Reunification Day

Santa Clara County celebrated its 13th Annual National Reunification Day to acknowledge the unique efforts of our local families and communities toward reunifying families impacted by foster care.  

Black, White & Pink Ball Attendees SHOW UP for Foster Youth

Our marquee fundraising event of the year was one for the ages. The Black, White & Pink Ball, held at the Corinthian Grand Ballroom in downtown San Jose on Saturday, June 1, 2024, was a huge success.

Move and Groove: Outdoor Event for Foster Youth by Foster Youth!

This Foster Care Awareness Month, our foster youth organized Move & Groove, a day full of outdoor fun reflecting their unique wants and needs.

Day Two at Happy Hollow Park & Zoo Thanks to Kaiser Permanente and Happy Hollow Foundation

The adventure continues! Our foster youth enjoyed another day at Happy Hollow Park & Zoo thanks to the generosity of Kaiser Permanente and Happy Hollow Foundation.

Meet Our Advocates: Mary Ann Sanidad

In honor of Foster Care Awareness Month, we’re shining the spotlight on our Court Appointed Special Advocate Mary Ann Sanidad, for her commitment to SHOWING UP for foster youth.    

8th Annual Foster5K +Kids Dash Raises Awareness for Foster Youth

On Saturday, April 28th, the 8th Annual Foster5K + Kids Dash was held at Martial Cottle Park. About 400 runners registered this year, raising over $50,000 for Child Advocates of Silicon Valley and the foster children they serve. 

Child Advocates Turns Office into Carnival-themed Event

28 foster kids and their CASAs attended Child Advocates of Silicon Valley’s carnival-themed KIDSTRAVAGANZA event.

Child Advocates Hosts Ice Skating Party at Sharks Ice

On Saturday, April 20th, foster youth and their Court Appointed Special Advocate (CASA) Volunteers were able to enjoy ice skating alongside the Santa Clara Valley Blackhawks Hockey Association at the Sharks Ice at San Jose. 

Meet Our Advocates: Rhonda Barros

This month, we’re proud to spotlight Court Appointed Special Advocate (CASA) Volunteer Rhonda Barros. Rhonda was recently honored with the Helper’s Award by Susan Ellenberg, County of Santa Clara Supervisor, during this year’s TheKidsTable event.

Positive Experiences for Everyone Involved

CASA Volunteers Katie Gioioso and Hillary Goddard share their experience advocating for foster brothers Franky and Fernando.

Agency Celebrates Social Workers

March is National Social Worker Month, a time to acknowledge social workers’ imperative service to our vulnerable communities. At Child…

Child Advocates sets Foster5K fundraiser for April 28

Registration is open for the eighth annual Foster5K & Kids Dash, a fundraiser for Child Advocates of Silicon Valley. The April 28 event supports the Milpitas-based nonprofit’s Court Appointed Special Advocate (CASA) Program for foster youth.