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CASA

Court Appointed Special Advocates of San Joaquin County

Foster Children Face Enormous Challenges

 

How Does CASA Help?

By recruiting and training volunteers to advocate to kids in foster care the CAPC is actively working to change these statistics for San Joaquin County foster kids. Our Court Appointed Special Advocate (CASA) volunteers ensure that foster children are not forgotten, but rather are afforded every opportunity to have a happy and healthy life.

How to Help

Imagine what it must feel like to be thrust into foster care. Life can be scary when it seems nobody cares; when all you have ever known is abuse, neglect or abandonment. CASA volunteers give a priceless gift: someone who really cares–someone dependable who won’t disappoint these children like so many other adults have done in the past.
If you cannot give 10-15 hours a month to be a CASA volunteer, please consider giving a gift to CASA of San Joaquin to make our transformational work possible. You may not be able to foster but you can change the life of a young child. Your gift will help the Child Abuse Prevention Council keep its commitment giving every child the opportunity to thrive in a safe and loving environment.

Learn more about becoming a CASA

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Shelby Moran's Story

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It was 25 minutes that changed my world.  
A few years ago, I visited The Lisa Project – an exhibit presented by The Child Abuse Prevention Council of San Joaquin County.  It was powerful. As you walk through this immersive exhibit you see, hear, smell, and feel what it is like to be a child suffering abuse. It is moving, eye-opening, and compelling. I left knowing that I had to be a part of the solution, but how?  
My husband and I had wanted a family, so that night I shared what I had learned at The Lisa Project. Together we agreed: WE could help change the lives of the most vulnerable members of our community, our foster children. WE could be a forever home to children who otherwise might not know what it’s like to belong to a loving family. WE could be the difference between hope and hopelessness. This year we happily & tearfully welcomed two little girls into our home and family. 
Our family story is just beginning, but we know beyond all doubt that this is what we were purposed for: To be part of the solution that stops the vicious cycle of abuse in children’s lives. 
-Shelby Moran

If You Can't Volunteer, Donate

Your donation can help a change a child’s life.

Are you a CASA? Click to the right for helpful forms and schedules.

Meet the Team

Please contact us with any CASA questions you may have.
Trinidad Newcomb
Program Manager
Vanessa Navarro
FAMILY FINDING ADVOCATE
Andy Dominguez
Advocate Supervisor
Beth Lambdin
Recruiter/Trainer
Heather Rogers
Advocate Supervisor

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