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CASA of San Luis Obispo County

Cause Area

  • Children & Youth
  • Education & Literacy

Location

75 Higuera Street, Suite 180San Luis Obispo, CA 93401 United States

Organization Information

Mission Statement

Become a CASA Mentor - help a former foster child over the age of 18 develop basic life skills through a mentoring relationship.

CASA Mentors will connect with their assigned youth once per week and make a commitment to the youth for one year. Youth mentees will have taken a life skills assessment which will provide both the mentor and the youth with an understanding of what areas need development.

Become a Court Appointed Special Advocate:

Our mission statement: "To advocate for every child's birthright to a safe, nurturing, healthy, permanent family; and to help each child in developing his or her full potential."

CASA volunteers advocate for the needs of abused, neglected and abandoned children (ages 0 to 18). A volunteer will develop a relationship through weekly visits with a child, conduct a thorough investigation of the child's case and make recommendations to the juvenile court in the child's best interest.

All interested community members are encouraged to attend an Information Session to learn more about CASA. CASA has a particular to increase the number of male volunteers and bi-lingual, bi-cultural volunteers.
Must commit to one year of volunteering after finishing 30 hours of training.

Thirty hours of initial training for advocates and mentors will be provided by CASA of San Luis Obispo County.

Description

Adults willing and able to establish a healthy, supportive relationship with a youth over 18 who was in foster care on his/her 18th birthday, or if assigned as a volunteer to a child under 18, also to become that child's advocate in the dependency juvenile court.

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