Christmas Wishes
Thank you to Advocates who submitted their kids Christmas wishes. Donors are already out making wishes come true. If you haven't submitted your case childs wishes, please send them to your advocate supervisor ASAP. We want to fill every kids Christmas wish!
Children's Christmas Party

Please save the date:
Sunday, December 16, 2018
1:00 - 4:00 pm
Hotel Corque
Solvang, CA
Invitation with RSVP option will be sent next week!

The CASA Christmas Store
Bring your assigned youth to "shop" for gifts for their loved ones
There will also be a wrapping station with gift bags, wrapping paper, bows -
plus hot chocolate and cookies!
The CASA Christmas Store is available at our Santa Maria office this year

Monday December 17 - Thursday December 20
Hours: 10 AM - 7 PM

Our Lompoc office is growing!
We are excited to begin the search for the next member of the CASA team!
Beginning January 2, 2019 the Lompoc office will be staffed with 2 Advocate Supervisors. Current CASA volunteers who think they are a good fit for a nonprofit career with CASA are encouraged to apply. We also encourage you to think of someone you know who has excellent customer service skills and a passion for advocating for children, and refer them to us. The position will be posted on Wednesday 11/7.
Because the position is in Lompoc, we hope to find a Lompoc resident who is connected with and engaged in the community.
We are temporarily housed at the Lompoc Launchpad, a co-working space. We hope to be in our permanent office by this summer.
Free Magic Show Tickets for you and your assigned child
Santa Maria Firefighters Benevolent Foundation presents an afternoon of Magic, Illusion and Comedy!
Date: Sunday, November 25, 2018
Time: 2:00 PM
Location: Veterans Memorial Community Center
313 W Tunnel Rd, Santa Maria, CA

Email Tristin for your tickets here
Special Opportunity for CASAs who advocate for Teens

An interactive multimedia performance for youth 12-18 to educate them on the threat of human trafficking. This is an event to attend WITH your CASA youth .

Wednesday November 7, 2018 from 5-8PM
Santa Maria Radison Hotel

Dinner will be provided. For more information and to RSVP Call 805-346-7102
November Volunteer Meetings
Topic: Sensory Processing Disorders
We have a guest speaker this month CASA Advocate and Retired Occupational Therapist, Esther Miller. She will talk about what CASA's can do to help their children from recognizing the signs to responding in to behaviors in a helpful way.
Santa Barbara
November 13, 2018
12:00 - 1:00 pm

CASA office
118 E. Figueroa St.
Santa Barbara, CA 93101
Santa Maria
November 7, 2018
12:00 -1:00 pm

Santa Maria Fire Department
314 W. Cook St.
Santa Maria, CA 93458
November 14, 2018
5:30 - 6:30 pm

CASA office at the Launchpad
1010 North H St.
Lompoc, CA 93436
Please RSVP by emailing your advocate supervisor so we can order enough lunch/snacks to serve all CASA volunteers
Continuing Education Opportunities
Teen Advocacy
Discussion Groups

 The teen advocacy discussion groups engage CASA volunteers as advocates for and advisers to foster youth ages 14 – 21. The program is built around the framework of the Fostering Connections to Success Act, to help youth identify supportive, lifelong adult connections, and to develop specific plans for their transition to becoming independent, successful adults.

Santa Barbara:
Tuesday, November 27
12:00 - 1:00 pm

Santa Maria:
Friday, November 30
12:00 - 1:00 pm

Coming Soon

Best For Babies Discussion Groups
Learn and problem solve with your fellow advocates! Led by CASA volunteer and infant advocate specialist, Terryl Bunn, this discussion group is open to all volunteers and as a bonus, you earn an hour of continuing education credit!
 Santa Barbara:
Tuesday, November 13, 2018
1:00 - 2:00 PM

Wednesday, November 14, 2018
6:30 - 7:30 PM

Santa Maria:
Wednesday, November 14, 20198
1:00 - 2:00 PM
Topics include:
  • Trauma
  • Teen issues
  • Child Development
  • Court Procedures
  • Mental Health
  • Substance Abuse
  • and more...
November is National Adoption Month, and we feel fortunate to work with many families as they BECOME a family through adoption.
Please consider sharing that joy with your friends and family.

Refer a friend to CASA

Invite someone to attend one of our upcoming information sessions - and you can come too, and be one of our guest speakers!
November 13, 2018
5:30 PM

1010 N H St.
Lompoc, CA 93436
Santa Maria:
November 5, 2018

CASA office
2601 Skyway Dr. Suite A3
Santa Maria, CA 93455
You can always find all planned CASA events and educations opportunities on the website: