CASA of Fresno and Madera Counties is a 501(c)3 community based nonprofit organization whose mission is to recruit, train, and support citizen volunteers to advocate and speak for the best interests of abused and neglected children in the Child Welfare and Juvenile Court Systems.
Our 20th Annual Crab Feed fundraiser is just 1 week away!
We are SOLD OUT!

Our Crab Feed Fundraiser supports our compassionate volunteer Advocates who speak on behalf of abused and neglected children in our community, giving voice to their needs. The efforts of these Advocates provide hundreds of foster children each year with the best opportunity for a healthy and successful future, but there are still many more children who need our help.

The evening will include food, fun and entertainment with speakers, videos, the opportunity to sponsor a child, a live auction, a silent auction, and display of artwork created by our foster youth available for purchase!
Thank You to our Crab Feed Sponsors!
ABC30
Baker Peterson Franklin
Barthuli & Associates
Bill & Debbie Krieg
CalViva Health
California State University Fresno Foundation
Camarena Health
Copeland Medical
CORE Business Interiors
Del Rey Packing Co
Derrel's Mini Storage Inc
DeYoung Properties
Dowling Aaron Inc
Dr. & Mrs. Mort and Donna Rosenstein
Educational Employees Credit Union
First5 Fresno County
Fresno County Economic Development Corporation
Fresno Police Department Credit Union
Fresno Police Officers Association

Fresno Unified School District
Granville Homes
Jensen Educational Endowment Program
Kaiser Permanente
Kotman Technology
Linda & Robert Glassman
Manco Abbott Inc
Matt & Serina Garza
Moss Adams
Maureen Lewis & Hal Kissler
Fresno County Superintendent of Schools
Precision Civil Engineering
Premier Valley Bank
Producers Dairy
Saint Agnes Medical Center
Smittcamp Family Foundation
Tangram Interiors
The Fresno Bee
Toledo's Mexican Restaurant
WestAmerica Bank
Contact Alexandra Newcomb ( alexandranewcomb@casafresno.org ) or 559.244.6485 for more information about our 20th Annual Crab Feed Fundraiser!
Mission Moment

Jennifer Porter
Jennifer has been assigned to her case for a little over 3 years now and her passion continuously grows by the minute. Originally, she was assigned to a sibling set of 4, currently she advocates for two teenage boys of that sibling set.
Jennifer is the Educational Rights holder and takes this job very seriously. She is in constant communication with the guidance counselor, either asking for schedule accommodations to fit the youngest child’s needs or following up on grades. She has reached out to the educational liaison to ensure that we are doing everything in our control to follow his Individualized Education Plan (IEP). She has also been a support for the oldest of the two as he prepares for college. When educational funding barriers surfaced Jenifer took the steps needed to ensure the process was on the right track. She does an incredible job of making sure both boys have everything they need to help them be successful in school.

Aside from the educational aspect, Jennifer always keeps the best interest of the boys in mind. She has recently encouraged therapy to begin again and has aided the whole transition to make it as smooth as possible. The child now enjoys therapy, something that he used to dread in the past. Jennifer has involved different parties to ensure the Foster Youth Bill of Rights is being respected and the boy’s rights remain protected.

Jennifer definitely plays a vital role in lives of these two boys. She offers constant support and encouragement. She believes in these two boys and she is one of their biggest fans. The impact of her work as an advocate will surpass their years as a CASA child. Jennifer definitely lives up to our new tagline “Be the Voice That Matters for Foster Youth”. Jennifer, we thank you for being that voice for these boys.
Painting Parties!
In preparation for the 20th Annual Crab Feed, we were able to host several "painting parties" for our CASA youth to come express themselves artistically! The amazing artwork created by our foster children will be displayed and available for purchase at Crab Feed.

Become an Advocate
Would you or someone you know like to learn more about becoming an Advocate? Contact Megan Bean, Outreach Specialist ( meganbean@casafresno.org ) or 559.244.6485 to learn more and sign up for an Information Session!
Thank You to our August Donors!
Sivick Accountancy Corporation
Ben & Kara Torchia
Patricia & Steven Covey
Don & Jeanne Coyne
Nancy Richardson
Dave Kuszmar
Dr. & Mrs. Mort and Donna Rosenstein
DeYoung Properties
Barthuli & Associates
Steven & Katherine Mar
Madera Evening Lions Club