CASA Quarterly Newsletter
-Spring 2020-
CASA Continues Advocating for Youth in Foster Care
Dear Friends of CASA,
First and foremost, we hope this email finds you healthy and well. Quite a bit has changed in these past few weeks, but the one thing that hasn’t changed is CASA’s commitment to advocacy and supporting foster children from San Benito County. To ensure the health and safety of our volunteers and children served, as well as maintain compliance with San Benito County’s shelter in place order, CASA has temporarily suspended in-person visitation; however, our volunteers are working diligently to ensure their assigned foster youth are receiving support and services during this time, here’s how:

  • Advocates are staying connected to youth via phone calls, text messages, Skype, note cards, etc. Advocates are also maintaining communication with the child’s caregivers, social workers, therapists, and other assigned professionals.
  • Information, updates, and additional resources are provided to advocates to support their advocacy efforts.
  • Advocates are maintaining activity logs and submitting reports, providing updates and important information related to their casework. Advocates are also attending court hearings via Zoom.
As we move forward, learn, and adapt, we want to thank you for your continued support of CASA and foster children from our community. Should you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact me at 831-637-4992 or
Wishing you good health,
Esther Curtice, Executive Director
Welcome, New Advocates!
Please join us in congratulating and welcoming the newest advocates to Team CASA! Pictured are Alyssa Mansmith, Mary Humphrey, Linda Hopp, Angela Smith, and
Olivia Tauvinkl.
Interested in joining the team? Learn more about becoming a CASA at or contact us at 831-637-4992 or
Virtual & Online Resources
Did you know? We've been compiling a list of fun, online and virtual educational resources for youth! This list , as well as other community resources can be found on the CASA website by clicking here .
Sip, Savor & Celebrate

Please join us for Tapas and Wine Among the Vines on October 3, 2020 from 2 pm to 5 pm at the picturesque Eden Rift Vineyards !

This fun afternoon event features delicious Eden Rift wines, tasty tapas by Kneaded, live entertainment, silent and live auctions, as well as the Infamous Wine Heist. We hope to see you there!

Thank You, Sponsors!