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Community Alternatives for Supportive Abodes

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Nonprofit Overview

Causes: Homeless & Housing, Homeless Centers, Housing Development, Construction & Management, Housing Rehabilitation, Human Services, Mental Health, Residential Mental Health Treatment

Mission: CASA believes that people with disabilities and individuals of low wealth who have the ability to live independently in the community should be able to. CASA works to provide affordable housing in concert with supportive services that make this possible.

Results: 83% of CASA's long-term tenants (tenants who have been with CASA for at least 12 months) continue to remain stably housed each year.

Target demographics: CASA focuses on the hardest to house and only charges 30% of a person's income for rent. The majority of CASA's units are for people who have a disability and/or who have been previously homeless.

Direct beneficiaries per year: Citizens in the community of low wealth, who may have a disability, who may have been homeless.

Community Stories

4 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

Board Member

Rating: 5

What is the first item of business when you arrive at a new campsite? You pitch your tent. It is hard to imagine eating, drinking, bathing, etc., without doing that first. One of my parents and many of my patients would have enjoyed healthier lifestyles, if they could have first established a safe home. CASA helps homeless or disabled persons find safe, affordable housing. A seasoned, sensitive, and client-centered administrative staff requires only a small proportion of the operating budget to draw down federal, state, county and city grants and funds to develop and maintain properties that provide affordable, safe homes.

Board Member

Rating: 5

It has been my privilege to serve on the CASA board and to see firsthand what a fantastic job the CASA staff does and the enthusiasm and dedication they bring to each project and each client. This starts at the top with Executive Director, Debra King, but all of CASA's executive staff is exceedingly professional, motivated, and efficient.

Board Member

Rating: 5

CASA is a well managed origanization. The Executive Director, Debra King, has the right balance of fiscal responsibility and accomplishment of mission goals. She is a great leader who's enthusiasm and team spirit creates a work environment of dedicated staff members.

Board Member

Rating: 5

In my limited time as a board member, I have had the pleasure of touring several of the existing housing projects as well as meet a few of the clients served by CASA. I was thoroughly impressed with the quality of the projects, as well as the vision and compassion of the staff but most importantly, I was in awe of the gratitude and happiness expressed by the residents on the tour.