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Breaking The Cycle

Breaking The Cycle

CASA volunteers everywhere are breaking the cycle of abuse and neglect! Children who have experienced abuse and/or neglect are more likely to repeat the pattern with their own children. Children with a CASA volunteer are more likely to break this cycle. Becoming a...
Swearing In 2.24.2020

Swearing In 2.24.2020

Join us in congratulating 11 new CASA volunteers! Thank you for making the commitment to changing a child’s story. They will soon be taking cases and advocating for abused and/or neglected children in the court system....

Brunch with CASA

“Today I am a chef. This is our kitchen and the eggs will be delicious because I made them!” The Children Activities Committee gave some of our youth the opportunity to prepare and enjoy a homemade brunch together this past weekend! Thank you Testa...
Sunday Smile

Sunday Smile

A volunteer recently shared this story and it definitely made us smile! “We loaded up our bikes and went to the bike path at the end of Turnpike. I’m teaching her riding skills and rules and etiquette and all those things we take for granted as experienced...
Effects of Abuse and Trauma in Childhood

Effects of Abuse and Trauma in Childhood

Children who are exposed to abuse and trauma may develop what is called ‘a heightened stress response’. This can impact their ability to regulate their emotions, lead to sleep difficulties, lower immune function, & increase the risk of a number of...

Santa Ynez Band Of Chumash Indians

A big thank you to the Santa Ynez Band of Chumash Indians! For the last 20 years, they have partnered with us to help us fulfill our mission of assuring a safe, permanent, nurturing home for every child experiencing abuse and/or neglect. Check out this recent video...