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What's New at CASA Santa Barbara County

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 Release August 24, 2016 CASA 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...

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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...

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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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Message From Lisa Murray

Happy New Year! As a CASA board member and advocate, I hope the holiday season brought joy and peace your way.   Like many of you, I look forward to the start of a new year. It is a time of honest reflection.  Each year I ask myself two questions: Am I a better person...

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Veronica Sandoval Appointed to Board of Directors

Veronica Sandoval has a long history in the Santa Ynez valley and descends from the Santa Ynez Band of Chumash Indians. She began her employment with the tribe in 1995 and has operated in various departments including entertainment, marketing, public relations....

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Patty Santiago Appointed to Board of Directors

Patty Santiago joins the CASA board of directors after retiring from a long career in education.  Originally from Wisconsin, Patty attended the University of Wisconsin and graduated from Carroll College.  She has been a resident of Santa Barbara for over 30 years...

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Message from Tony Papa, Board of Directors President

I am so pleased to have been elected president of CASA of Santa Barbara County.  My wife Sabrina and I have always gravitated toward organizations that enhance the lives of children.  They are our future and the world needs their help.There are so many incredible...

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