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Fourteen New Child Advocates Sworn In in Santa Maria

Fourteen New Child Advocates Sworn In in Santa Maria

  On Wednesday, June 6th, the Honorable Arthur A. Garcia swore in 14 community members as CASA volunteers—court-appointed special advocates for abused and neglected children. Many individuals attended the ceremony to support the new class of volunteers, including...
Meet Ava

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 needs an...
Grace and Lauren

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 placement...
Sophia’s Story

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. She turns five...
Continuing Education for CASA’s Cassy Brezner

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)...
CASA Hires a New Cheerleader for the Children

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....
Guild Mortgage is All-In for CASA Teens

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...
CASA Adds a New Member to the Santa Barbara County Team

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...