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CASA receives grant from Community Foundation

The Matching Impact Grant enables the nonprofit to continue supporting the needs of foster children from the community.
CASA advocates for foster children in the court room, classroom and the community. 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



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CASA of San Benito County non-profit (Lori Arnold)

CASA, Court Appointed Special Advocates, of San Benito County is a non-profit organization serving foster youth from our community. Our mission is to train and support community volunteers who advocate for abused or neglected children placed in foster care; upholding the children's rights while pursuing a safe and permanent home. To learn more, please visit


I want to give my heartfelt thanks to Miriam, Sarah, Alma and Donna (you have your moms beautiful face) for helping the kids at a time when they really need help and comfort. Thank you for giving them a loving hand. God Bless you all. You too Judge Tobias. I know you work daily for the betterment of our youth. 

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