CASA Quarterly Newsletter
-Fall 2020-
CASA Awarded Relief Recovery Grant
We are honored to be a recipient of the Covid-19 Relief Recovery Grant from the Community Foundation for San Benito County and United Way of San Benito County. Funding from this grant will support part of our operations, and enable us to purchase technical equipment for advocates to maintain face-to-face communication and a personal connection with their assigned child/ren and their caregivers, as well as participate in meetings with the child's assigned professionals. We are deeply appreciative of this grant and look forward to continuing to provide consistent support and advocacy for foster children from our community.
Advocacy in Action
Coming from a small, rural community, this young man faced numerous challenges prior to entering foster care. Once assigned to CASA, his advocate quickly became a consistent source of support by assisting the young man in assimilating to his new community. This included obtaining tutoring services, practicing language skills during their weekly visits, providing cultural guidance, and mentoring.
Click here to read additional stories of advocacy in action!
If You See Something, Say Something
Fall is usually the time of year where we see a significant increase in the number of children entering foster care; they are back in school, and have access to mandated reporters such as teachers and coaches. This year, instead of the expected increase, there has been a significant decrease in the number of referrals made to social services by mandated reporters. The safety and well-being of children from our community is everyone's responsibility.
If you see something, please say something! To report suspected child abuse, please call 911 or San Benito County Child Protective Services at 831-636-4190. For a list of additional community resources, click here.
Upcoming "Events"
San Benito Gives Community Auction
The San Benito Gives day of giving has transformed into a community-wide online auction! The 5-day event, hosted by  Community Foundation for San Benito County, was created to assist in supporting local nonprofits and service organizations whose fundraising events were postponed or canceled due to the Covid-19 pandemic.

CASA is pleased to announce participation in the SB Gives Community Auction taking place November 13th - 17th. While the website doesn't open for bidder registration until Nov. 2nd, you can still preview our auction packages by clicking here!

Please help us spread the word. This fun event is a great opportunity to kick off your holiday shopping!
CASA Holiday Project
It's almost that time of the year, and now more than ever, children could use an extra bit of cheer!

The CASA Holiday Project provides all foster youth ages 0 - 21 from San Benito County with essential needs items as well as gifts for the holidays. For more information, please click here.

To get involved, you may contact the CASA office at 831-637-4992, email Esther at, or visit our website at for more information.
12 Days of Giving
This year, we've all experienced new and unprecedented challenges, and although delivery of services has changed, the need has not. We are still here, and together with your help, will be able to continue meeting the need to support individuals, children, and families in San Benito County.

Please consider supporting CASA through the 12 Days of Giving this December 1st through 12th, as generous sponsors and supporters join together in partnership with United Way of San Benito County to match your monetary donations! For more information, please visit our website at
CASA of San Benito County is supported in part by grants from: