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Santa Clara County Celebrates 12th Annual Reunification Day

Santa Clara County hosts its first in-person Reunification Day Celebration in three years, honoring five families who overcame immense challenges to successfully achieve reunification.

Letters: Latino Community Should Step Up for Foster Youth

The Mercury News | May 31, 2023 By: Dora Beyer, Excite Credit Union Re: “Retaining funding necessary for foster children…

2023 Foster Care Awareness Art Celebration Recap

Child Advocates hosts inaugural Foster Care Awareness Art Celebration at Empire Seven Studios in honor of Foster Care Awareness Month. 

Letters: Corporations Should Support Foster Youth

Board member, Monique Edmondson, submits a letter to The Mercury News editor calling on corporations to support foster youth.

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.

2023 Law Rocks Event Recap

Board member Michael Schelmmer and his band Morgan, Lewis and ROCKius raise nearly $60,000.00 for Child Advocates of Silicon Valley at 9th annual Law Rocks San Francisco.

Opinion: State funding is crucial for helping foster children thrive

Children enter foster care due to abuse, neglect or abandonment. This can be a severely traumatic event having a lasting negative impact.

California CASA Supports Revised State Budget that Invests $40 Million in Advocacy Programs for Youth in Foster Care

California Court Appointed Special Advocate Association (California CASA) applauds Governor Gavin Newsom’s decision to restore $40 million for programs for children and youth in foster care in the revised FY 2023-24 budget.

Inaugural Black, White & Pink Ball Delivers for Foster Youth

Over 200 community members came together and SHOWED UP for youth in foster care on Saturday, May 20, 2023.

Gavin Newsom restores some funding for foster care after pressure from advocates and lawmakers

Gov. Gavin Newsom is restoring some proposed cuts to funding for foster care youth, in response to bi-partisan pressure and criticism from advocates.

Milpitas nonprofit launches plan to support foster youth

The Mercury News | May 14, 2023 By: Anne Gelhaus Child Advocates of Silicon Valley last month announced its strategic…

7th Annual Foster5K + Kids Dash Raises Over $40,000

After three years of virtual races, the 7th annual Foster5k + Kids Dash was held in person on May 7th at Martial Cottle Park in San Jose, CA.