Casa Center for Positive Social Change

Rating: 4.96 stars   26 reviews


3030 North 3rd Street #200 Suite 200 Phoenix AZ 85012 USA


Casa's mission is to provide social and emotional learning programs and bullying prevention to children and adolescents to develop optimal relationship skills and to prevent abusive and violent relationships. Casa's prevention programs prevent children from becoming abused, from becoming abusive, bullying people, and from becoming involved in abusive relationships. In addition, Casa leads call to action movements to increase public awareness of verbal, and emotional, other abusive behaviors and to implement abuse prevention programs and social and emotional learning programs in schools, camps and after-school systems, as well as in businesses, houses of worship, health centers, and public entities.


Casa has reached: 1 million children in our sexual abuse prevention programs, Kids Talk, stopping sexual abuse for thousands of victims, resulting in arrests of numerous sex offenders. 80,000 teens with Casa healthy vs. unhealthy dating relationship program, POWER 25,000 students, teachers and parents with Social and Emotional Intelligence Learning (SEL) and bullying prevention programs

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Provided SEL trainings in 9 AZ Schools reaching approximately 2,000 students, teachers, and parents


Casa major program Prevention Education to teach positive social and emotional intelligence and relationship skills along with programs to prevent bullying, sexual abuse and teen dating violence. Since 1980, Casa Programs have reached over 900,000 children, teens and adults. Casa also leads the Arizona State membership alliance SEL 4 AZ of individuals and organizations who advocate throughout AZ to integrate Social and Emotional learning (SEL) in all AZ schools, families, businesses and communities.

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Rating: 5 stars  

This nonprofit has seen the need of our at risk children and youth, and stepped up to the challenge. As a nonprofit president of SAFE, I know how hard it is to be involved with this age group and finding more resources for them. We will recommend your Organization when you are needed. Thank you so much for the great work you do.

Timothy Erwin Ramos
President SAFE

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Rating: 5 stars  

Casa. the Center for Prevention of Abuse and Violence, a forward thinking and noble organization, offers services to both children and teens that help to end physical, sexual and verbal abuse, and to promote education through skill building programs. Casa’s programs have been adopted in Elementary and High Schools throughout Phoenix, and educate our valley’s youths to help prevent them from becoming victims to abuse. Stephanie Orr has been the backbone of CASA for over 30 years and remains as inspirational and focused as the day she started with the organization. As a board member, I feel honored and privileged to work along side Stephanie as CASA continues to help our Valley's children enjoy healthier relationships and a safer city in which to grow.

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how many children have been educated and assisted.

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Rating: 5 stars  

Casa has helped over 700,000 of our Valley children to prevent abuse and violence, stop being abused, stop and/or prevent bullying and is teaching our future leaders how to have positive relationships to stop these cycles of violence and create emotionally intellegent children and adults in the future. Casa has proven over its three decades its ability to impact hundreds of thousands of children just here in the valley. The positive impact for our future in focusing on Social and Emotional Learning is key in teaching children skills to make great decisions and have happy and effective relationships. These programs should be required in every school.

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

seeing results in the schools where Casa has taught its programs is so impactful. The letters from the children talk about how they learned that it is not okay to be abused, to make better choices and the confidence that they now have.

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

I would like to see a significant difference in donations, in the millions, so that Casa's programs could be in every school in Arizona as well as across the nation.

What I've enjoyed the most about my experience with this nonprofit is...

knowing the sustainable difference it makes in the lives of so many children.

The kinds of staff and volunteers that I met were...

very skilled and love what they do!

If this organization had 10 million bucks, it could...

impact all of the children in the valley, stop or radically reduce abuse and violence and create emotioanlly intelligent individuals who have the skills to make great choices and have effective and healthy relationships.

Ways to make it better...

Casa or our education system has more money to have these programs in every school to make a bigger impact.

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About every month

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(Nonprofit Staff) wrote:

Ginger - You have been an amazing board President for the many years you held that position. We can't thank you enough for your generous time and financial donations. We are incredibly fortunate to have you! Thank you so much for your positive review of Casa's work to teach emotional intelligence and bullying prevention simultaneously.