Casa Center for Positive Social Change

Rating: 4.96 stars   24 reviews

Issues: Children & Youth, Crime & Law

Location: 2200 North Central Avenue Suite 201 Phoenix AZ 85004 USA

Mission: 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.
Programs: Casa major program is Casa Prevention Department which has reached over 700,000 children, teens and adults. Casa reaches approximately 20,000 per year. Casa second largest program is the Casa Center for Social and Cultural Change which leads the Call-to-Action Initiatives to promote positive relationship skills, emotional intelligence and decrease abuse and violence. Casa's third service is providing information and referral to callers in crisis or need of resources.
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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.

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

how many children have been educated and assisted.

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every month

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2010-9-01

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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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One thing I'd also say is that...

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every month

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2010-9-01

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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.