Dear Friends,

The start of summer has brought exciting things to CASA of Fresno & Madera Counties! We just completed our June 2018 New Advocate Training in which 16 volunteers successfully completed 40 hours of training to become Court Appointed Special Advocates. They were sworn in by the Honorable Brian Arax on June 26th, 2018. With this new class of Advocates, we are able to provide more Advocates to foster youth in our community. We wish them luck as they are introduced to their first case this coming month.

Our growth doesn't stop there! We are also excited to expand our Journey of Hope 6-12 program with two new Advocate Supervisors! You can read about Karen and Venita below, and be sure to welcome them to the team!

Finally, summer also brings with it preparations for our 20th Annual Crab Feed Fundraiser being held on Friday, September 14th. If you haven't already submitted for your sponsorship, table or ticket purchase I encourage you to secure your spot for this exciting event soon! For any questions regarding our Crab Feed fundraiser you can contact our office at 559-244-6485.

We wish you all a safe and relaxing summer!

Sincerely,

Breanne Read, Program Manager