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What's New at CASA Santa Barbara County

Meet Ava

Ava is just 5 months old. She was removed from her mother at birth because she tested positive for opioids. Her foster mother is having trouble finding the right formula to keep Ava at a healthy weight. She needs to see the doctor every two weeks.  Ava...

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Grace and Lauren

Grace and Lauren were removed from their home just two months ago. Not only are they sisters, but also best friends. They do not have any family members in the area, so they are currently in a temporary foster home. Their social worker is trying to find a...

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Sophia’s Story

Meet Sophia Sophia was removed from her home just before starting preschool. Her teachers noticed she was not learning as quickly as her classmates, and would most likely need extra help to be kindergarten ready. She is now living with her grandparents....

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Continuing Education for CASA’s Cassy Brezner

CASA of Santa Barbara County consists of a highly-trained and professional staff, and now thanks to Advocate Supervisor Cassy Brezner, they can add Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist to the roster. In order to become a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist (LMFT)...

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CASA Hires a New Cheerleader for the Children

CASA (Court Appointed Special Advocates) has a new staff member to help volunteers be the voice for abused or neglected children in Santa Barbara County. With over 300 children being served every day, and a waiting list of more than 80, Kira Farrell is ready to help....

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Guild Mortgage is All-In for CASA Teens

Starting school can be an exciting time for a teenager: getting new school supplies, seeing friends again, and proudly wearing new clothes on that first day! Unfortunately for teens in foster care, their experience is full of hardships. On top of everything going on...

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CASA Adds a New Member to the Santa Barbara County Team

CASA of Santa Barbara County is pleased to announce that a new member has joined their team to help the many children in our community facing abuse and/or neglect. With nearly 300 children being served and a waiting list of more than 80, Don Deming is ready to help...

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CASA couples stay connected by volunteering together Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA) of Santa Barbara County is celebrating Valentine’s Day by recognizing couples who serve together as volunteer advocates for abused and/or neglected children in the foster...

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Meet Anna

Anna is six-years-old. She entered the foster care system before Christmas. She and her younger sisters came to the attention of CWS when neighbors reported them wandering the neighborhood, asking for food, and unsupervised. When Anna was removed from her home, the...

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CASA Story of the Week (9/2)

  When you are a child in foster care, you may miss out on some firsts. For 14-year-old Amy, she has missed out on many.    This week, Amy got placed with a CASA of Santa Barbara County named Jeanine. They made a pact: together they will create a bucket list detailing...

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Lompoc Veteran Retires After Seven Years of Service for CASA

August 25, 2016 Lompoc Veteran Retires After Seven Years of Service for CASA of Santa Barbara County         Seven years is a long time. It is an especially long time for volunteer work, which requires an abundance of commitment, dedication and skills that does not...

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CASA of Santa Barbara County Adds Two New Staff Members

For Immediate ReleaseAugust 24, 2016CASA Adds Two New Members to the Santa Barbara County Team There are two new members of the CASA of Santa Barbara County team who have joined with one goal in mind – to help the many children in our community facing abuse and/or...

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A Message from Board of Directors President, Tony Papa

When I hear "CASA", I think of the African proverb, "It takes a village to raise a child". CASA is a vital conduit for members of our community (village) to step into the life of a neglected child and make a significant difference. A few years ago, we started to...

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CASA Welcomes New Relationship Development Associate

Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA) of Santa Barbara County is pleased to welcome Tim Bigelow as their Relationship Development Associate.  In his role, Bigelow is responsible for individual and corporate fundraising efforts throughout Santa Barbara County. “I am...

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National Foster Care Month 2014

Each May, National Foster Care Month provides an opportunity to shine a light on the experiences of the more than 380,000 children and youth under 18 in the foster care system. The campaign raises awareness about the urgent needs of these young people and encourages...

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