2018 Summer Advocate Training class is sworn in by Hon. Judge Tobias. Pictured L to R: Donna Hagins, Miriam Morales, Sarah Gutierrez, and Alma Smith. Photo provided by CASA.

This article was contributed by Lori Arnold with CASA.

CASA is honored to be a 2018 Community Foundation Matching Impact Grant recipient. This funding enables the organization to continue recruiting, training and supporting community volunteers to advocate for abused and neglected children from San Benito County.

Established in San Benito County in 2008, CASA of San Benito County has been dedicated to training volunteers who serve foster children from this community. Advocates work directly with the foster children, ensuring their safety, physical and emotional well-being, as well as basic needs are met throughout their duration in foster care, which averages between 12-18 months.

“In the past two weeks, we have assigned advocates to six children who had previously been placed on the wait list; and one of our assigned children will be achieving permanency through adoption in the next few weeks,” said CASA Executive Director Esther Curtice. “We are grateful for the Foundation’s generosity in supporting the needs of foster children from our community.”

CASA will be hosting an Advocate Training Session this November. Those interested in learning more are encouraged to contact CASA at (831) 637-4992 or visit www.casasanbenito.org.



CASA of San Benito County trains and supports community volunteers who advocate for abused and neglected children placed in foster care; upholding the children's rights while pursuing a safe and permanent...