The gift of light.

CASA of San Luis Obispo County advocates for the best interests of abused and neglected children within the court system.
“You light their hearts.”

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OUR MISSION

CASA of San Luis Obispo County advocates for the best interests of abused and neglected children within the court system. CASA recruits, trains, and supervises volunteers who advocate for this vulnerable population with the goal of ensuring that each and every child grows up in a safe, nurturing, and permanent home.

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Help us serve our community’s abused and neglected children by making a donation today.

volunteer

CASA volunteers are everyday people, appointed by a judge, to speak up for abused and neglected children.

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Abused and neglected children throughout the county benefit from our fundraisers.

Our Goal: ensure every child in need has a CASA volunteer by his/her side.

CASA is a local nonprofit that recruits, trains, and supports community volunteers to serve as advocates for children who have experienced abuse or neglect throughout San Luis Obispo County.

How We Help

Every year, more than 20,000 San Luis Obispo County children are reported abused or neglected. Some of them must be removed from their homes because it isn’t safe for them to remain. Many enter foster care and wait for the complex, often lengthy process in which a judge will determine where they may safely and permanently live. During this time, they may move from one temporary home to another, never knowing what will happen next. This is where a CASA volunteer steps in.

CASA STORIES

A CASA volunteer provides a child who is in the court system due to abuse or neglect with a caring advocate and a reliable adult who gets to know them and speaks up for them in court. These stories illustrate how CASA volunteers change lives.

We are grateful for our sponsors’ & volunteers’ generosity and the relationships we have developed over the years

"I volunteer because all children are deserving of love and safety".

"I volunteer because our children can have better lives".

"I volunteer because kids need a voice in a complicated system".

"I volunteer because all children are deserving of love and safety".

"I volunteer because our children can have better lives".

"I volunteer because kids need a voice in a complicated system".