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1 November 2018
For CASA volunteers

Volunteer Holiday Party
CASA Volunteers are invited to our Annual CASA Volunteer Holiday Party!
Tuesday, November 27th
Reception and Dinner
The Jonathan Club - Town Club
545 S. Figueroa Street, Los Angeles, CA 90071
To RSVP, please contact Tara Grand at  

Holiday Cards that Support our Advocacy
Celebrate the holidays by sending a heartfelt gift in support of our advocacy work for children in the child welfare system. For a minimum donation of $3 per card, we'll send you cards with blank envelopes so you can write a personal message and send to your friends, family, colleagues, and clients to let them know that a donation was made in their honor for the holidays. Go to our website here to get your cards today!

Special Fundraising Event Benefiting CASA/LA
"Shopping for a good cause" at Salutations , Pasadena
Wednesday, November 14th
6:00 PM -8:00 PM
900 Granite Drive, Pasadena
A percentage of sales will be donated to CASA of LA

The outreach and recruitment team is always looking for ways to connect with communities and potential volunteers. If you belong to an organization, such as a service oriented, faith-based, or workplace group, that may be interested in connecting with CASA of Los Angeles, please reach out to our director of volunteer recruitment and outreach, Camrin Christensen, at .
ETO Corner

Need help with ETO or how to fill out forms in ETO? Please refer to the updated Advocate Handbook or join us at our weekly walk-in ETO clinics every Tuesday from 12pm-2pm in our Monterey Park office!

For ETO assistance, please contact Josh Saxelby-Valle at or 323.859.2888 x.6354 or Jessica Vallejo at or 323.859.288 8 x.6396.
Upcoming In-Services

You can download handouts from the in-services by going to our website and clicking on the " FOR ADVOCATES " tab!

Thursday, November 01, 2018
Monterey Park office

Tuesday, November 06, 2018
Monterey Park office

Wednesday, November 07, 2018
Quartz Hill Library (Antelope Valley)

Tuesday, December 04, 2018
Monterey Park office

Wednesday, December 05, 2018
Antelope Valley (Location TBD)

Thursday, January 17, 2018
Monterey Park office

CASA Connections
Casual, positive get-togethers organized by CASAs, for CASAs

When: Saturday, November 3rd, 10am-2pm
Where: CASA's home in Arcadia.
RSVP for the address
RSVP/Contact: Kathy Swanson at

Interested in building your CASA Community? Connecting with your fellow CASAs can be a great way to learn about new resources and build support while having fun and meeting new friends. 
If you would like to host your very own CASA Connection in your neighborhood, reach out to Betsy Ann Mudd ( ) for assistance. 
CASA Book Clubs

San Fernando Valley Book Club
Where: CASA's home
RSVP for the address
When: December 4th, 7:00pm
"Like Family: Growing Up in Other People's Houses" by: Paula McClain
Contact: Renne Bilson at

If you would like to host a book club, reach out to Betsy Ann Mudd at .
For CASA youth
ChildNet - Mental Health Referrals
ChildNet serves youth ages 0-18 in the Long Beach area who have Medi-Cal insurance, and currently has free mental health services available! Please visit their website here for more information or to make a referral and contact Allison Osburn-Corcoran, intake coordinator, at .

Young Center for Immigrant Children's Rights
Young Center supports volunteer advocates to spend time with and advocate on behalf of an unaccompanied immigrant child while he or she is subject to deportation proceedings. If you had a child in need of an advocate around immigration proceedings, please refer your child/youth to their program here .

WE LIFT LA empowers transitional aged youth and young adults out of the foster care system by providing life skills services, consistent support, workshops, and counseling to make the shift from foster care to independence less challenging and more successful. The organization offers housing, life skills development, and job readiness and vocational training. Please go to their website here for more information.
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