J A N U A R Y  2 0 1 6
Special visit to campus
On December 28th our campus youth had a special celebrity visit!
Shown left to right are Singer Harry Hudson, Casa Pacifica CEO Dr. Steve Elson
and his daughter Hannah Elson, movie actor Jaden Smith (Karate Kid)
and Disney actors Moises Arias (Hannah Montana) and Mateo Arias (Kickin' It). 
 
They signed autographs and posed for photos with the kids and staff
and even played some basketball with them! They also brought generous 
donations to help serve our youths' needs.
WHAT INSPIRES US
How Casa Pacifica Is Affecting Social Change

Vicki Murphy
is Chief Advancement Officer and Director of Transitional Youth Services
As we look back over the holiday season
just celebrated here on our Lewis Road campus, we are awed by the generosity of our community. From the volunteers who transformed our gym into a winter wonderland filled with beautifully decorated trees and a cozy corner for Santa to sit and visit with the children/youth to the plethora of gifts community members donated for all the children and families. We celebrated the season with three different holiday parties - one for our school children and their families, one for our campus residents, and another celebration with our alumni and their families.

As we prepared for the alumni party, where more than 150 alumni and their children were in attendance, the word "redemption" kept coming to my mind. I realized that this party, though it resembled the other parties of the week, was different. This gathering held a much more profound experience for everyone there.

For me, I was overcome with a sense of something so much greater than a turkey dinner and gifts. These young people for whom we provided a home and family-type of experience in the past were in their own way coming "home" for the holidays. We are the keepers of their childhood memories, some tragic, but so many more capturing the good times we all had together. We have assumed the role of aunties, uncles, or grandparents for many of these now young adults. We are the elders who can remember when, "You were so little, so cute." "You were an amazing athlete." >>> read more here
A NEW START
Treating Short Term Adolescent Needs
START Program Casa Pacifica's Short Term Adolescent Residential Treatment (START) is designed for youth ages 9 through 17 years old who are challenged with emotional dysregulation such as anxiety disorders, depressive and bipolar disorders, self-harm behaviors, trauma, PTSD, substance abuse and more.  
 
Our multi-disciplinary team of highly qualified and licensed professionals, including psychologists, psychiatrist, LVN, recreational therapists, music therapist, and youth development specialists treat a wide range of mental health issues through individual and group therapy, integrated psychiatric care and a recovery program based on UCLA's Matrix Program. 


Accepting Insurance and Private Pay. 
EVENTS UPDATE
Enjoy Supporting Your Community
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TICKETS ON SALE THURSDAY, JANUARY 28 TH

HOSTED BY THE ZARLEY FAMILY AND VAN HUISEN FAMILY 
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Top Chef Dinner

The 23rd Annual
Casa Pacifica Angels
Wine, Food & Brew Festival
SUNDAY, JUNE 5TH, 2016

General Admission, V.I.P. and Yummie Top Chef Dinner tickets will be available for purchase beginning January 28th!
 


Join us for our 3rd Annual
Yummie Top Chef Dinner:
Behind-The-Scenes
FRIDAY, JUNE 3RD, 2016

Ventura County's top chefs brought together for one unforgettable evening to kick-off the Angels, Wine, Food & Brew Festival!

WAYS TO GIVE
Make An Easy Online Donation Now
Support Casa Pacifica We serve over 520 children daily.  Your donations help us to meet the needs of our community's kids and families!  

We meet children and families at the most challenging time of their lives. At their darkest hour, Casa Pacifica's myriad programs and services step in to provide to these deserving children and youth much needed help. And so they begin to grow their self-esteem; they learn to trust adults again; the hurt they feel inside starts to disappear; they feel safe; and they begin to see hope for the future.

Your support helps to ensure our youth and families receive the help they need. Please consider donating today.
Donation Link
Stay Connected
Casa Pacifica Centers for Children & Families, 1722 S. Lewis Road, Camarillo, CA 93012 (805) 366-4040 info@casapacifica.org

Casa Pacifica is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization incorporated in 1988. Tax ID #77-0195022.