CASA of San Mateo County
Rating: 5 stars 2 2 reviews 180
Issues: Children & Youth, Crime & Law
Location: 1515 S. El Camino Real Suite 201 San Mateo CA 94402 USA
Programs: Advocates for Children recruits, trains, and supports adult community volunteers (Advocates) who are assigned to dependent or delinquent children, age 0 through 18. Advocates (CASAs) are appointed by order of the Juvenile Court to advocate for the child's best interests. Additionally, Advocates for Children operates three special project. The Visiting CASA Program serving the 40% of children placed out of county, the Embracing our Community Project designed to address the disproportionate amount of African American and Hispanic/Latinio youth in the child welfare system by increasing the inclusion of under represented communities in our volunteer pool, and The Academic Success Project which strives to improve the educational outcomes for our middle and high school youth through individual and system wide advocacy.
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I've talked to the staff at this nonprofit and really been inspired by their dedication to helping neglected and abused children. CASA matches volunteers with foster kids and provides a lot of training and support to help the volunteers be successful. Volunteers stay engaged for many years with their foster child. One of my friends volunteered for years and loved it.
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Incredible program staff that care about the kids and volunteers. A real depth of knowledge and professionalism. An agency wholly committed to improving the lives of foster children and youth in the community.
The kinds of staff and volunteers that I met were...
professional, passionate, and effective.
If this organization had 10 million bucks, it could...
give every foster child in San Mateo County an Advocate.
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